Nov 25, 2007

Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes

Brown Rice Turkey Soup

1 cup diced sweet red pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine
3 (14.5 ounce) cans reduced sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
1 cup instant brown rice
1/4 cup sliced green onions

In a Dutch oven, saute the red pepper, onion, celery and garlic in butter for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the broth, wine or additional broth, thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in turkey and rice. Bring to a boil; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Garnish with green onions.

Easy Turkey Curry

3 cups water
1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
1/4 cup onion, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (6 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 cups cooked turkey meat, chopped or shredded

In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, Saute the onion until translucent, not browned. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and stir in the mushroom soup, drained mushrooms, and milk. Heat while stirring constantly until the mixture is smooth. Add the sour cream, curry powder, and turkey meat, stirring while it all heats through. Cover and allow to low simmer 20 to 25 minutes. Ladle the curry mixture evenly over rice for each individual.

Turnaround Turkey and Rice
4 servings

2 tablespoons butter
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup cooked turkey, cut in cubes
1 1/2 cups water
1 (.87 ounce) package Turkey Gravy Mix
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon seasoned salt

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add celery and onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add cooked turkey.

Blend water, Gravy Mix, milk, flour and Season-All; pour over turkey mixture. Stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

Southwestern Turkey Casserole
6 to 8 servings

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (7 ounce) can diced green chile peppers, drained
1 cup sour cream
16 (6 inch) corn tortillas, cut into strips
10 ounces cooked turkey, diced
8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken soup, mushroom soup, chile peppers and sour cream.
Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan with corn tortillas. Follow with a layer of turkey. Pour soup mixture over turkey, sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheese. Repeat layers and top with cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly.

Turkey Enchiladas
6 servings

2 cups shredded Cheddar and/or Monterey cheese
1 onion, chopped
1 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives
24 (6 inch) corn tortillas
1 (19 ounce) can red enchilada sauce
4 cups cooked turkey, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine the cheese, onion, and black olives.

In a small skillet, heat enough oil to lightly coat one tortilla, and cook until soft. Remove and dip in enchilada sauce to coat.

Add turkey and cheese mixture to center of tortilla, roll and place in the prepared dish. Repeat until bottom layer of pan is covered with enchiladas. Spread enough sauce over bottom layer to cover.

Repeat process with a second layer; spread remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted.

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

1 (8 ounce) package cooked egg noodles
2 tablespoons butter
1 (6 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups chopped cooked turkey
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Melt butter in a large heavy skillet. Saute mushrooms for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in turkey, condensed soup, and sour cream.

Place cooked noodles in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour sauce mixture evenly over the top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until sauce is bubbling.

Turkey Potato Casserole

1 pound cooked turkey meat, shredded
1 onion, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can green beans, drained
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
8 ounces cubed Cheddar cheese
8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
4 cups prepared mashed potatoes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place turkey in an even layer on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with a layer of onion and a layer of green beans so that the turkey is no longer visible. Pour the condensed soup over the onion layer, then sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Stir together the cubed cheese and mashed potatoes; spoon over the top of the casserole, and spread to cover.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until heated through.


Cher said...

I am making turkey soup today- great recipes Michelle!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm hungry all over again now, I just finished breakfast and it's only 6:35 AM!! Thanks for these great "keepers", Michele.

MARCIE said...

I don't have enough turkey for all of these, but they look great! I am moving them to my recipe folder! Thanks!