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Thanksgiving Day Leftover Ideas

by evh on November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas | LocalSavour.com

Tomorrow is the big day of gathering with family and friends, and eating copious amounts of food. After the big food hangover you are left with a refrigerator filled with leftovers to get you through the next few days or week. Sure, the good ole turkey sandwich will do for one of those after T-day meals but here are a few other ideas to help you keep those bellies full and leftovers out of the kitchen.

Cheers to a Wonderfully Delicious & Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

Turkey Tortilla Soup | LocalSavour.com

Turkey Tortilla Soup (pictured above)

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Turkey Cheddar Casserole  (pictured below)

Turkey Cheddar Casserole | LocalSavour.com

Turkey Cheddar Casserole
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Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Turkey Cheddar Casserole
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Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 cups stuffing cooked
  • 3 cups turkey cooked and chopped
  • 2+1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 large eggs lightly whisked
  • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Servings: -6 servings
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a well greased baking dish to the side.
  2. In a large bowl combine stuffing, turkey, eggs, 2 cups cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour mixture out into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top and place into the oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is cooked through.
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Turkey Tortilla Soup
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Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
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15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Turkey Tortilla Soup
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
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Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 8 cups turkey stock (or chicken) see recipe
  • 4 cups cooked turkey (or chicken) chopped or shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 large red pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno seeded (if desired) and sliced
  • 1 medium lime zest and juice
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro chopped and divided
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
for serving:
  • 1 medium bag tortilla chips
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
Servings: -6 servings
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Instructions
  1. In a large heavy duty pot, add onions and olive oil and place over medium high heat. Saute onion for one minute and then add in the red pepper and jalpeno. Continue to saute for another minute. Next add lime zest, juice, turkey (or chicken if using), one cup of fresh cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and continue to stir until well incorporated.
  2. Next, slowly add the turkey stock into the pot and gently stir. Continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes until hot. Remove from heat.
  3. To serve: place a handful of tortilla chips into the bottom of the serving bowls. Next ladle soup over the tortillas filling the bowl but leaving room at the top. Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of cheddar cheese over the soup servings followed by a dollop of soup cream and a Tablespoon of cilantro. Serve.
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