What To Do With Leftover Turkey

There are only so many days you can eat turkey without getting sick of it, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw it out. Check out some of these fresh ideas to get the most out of what’s left of that bird.

  1. Make your own Lunchables. Grab some crackers, cheese, and turkey. You can use a round cookie or biscuit cutter to get that signature shape in the turkey and cheese. Pack everything up separately with some fruit or another treat.
  2. Turkey roll-ups are simple and delicious. Lay out some turkey cutlets, season if you wish, then top with a thin slice of ham and mozzarella cheese. Roll from thinnest end up. Next coat roll-ups in bread crumbs sprinkle on a little olive oil, and microwave for about three minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with a salad or other vegetable.
  3. For turkey pita sandwich, you will need dried cranberries, diced celery, chopped red onion, mayo, lettuce, pecans, pita bread, and of course, turkey. Combine turkey, celery, onion, mayo (about 1 ½ Tbs per sandwich), and pecans then mix. Cut a slit into the pita and make a pocket, Fill with some lettuce and your turkey mixture. This goes great with a yogurt or some graham crackers.
  4. Who doesn’t love a juicy burger? You can make turkey burgers easily by first shredding some leftover turkey mix with some breadcrumbs and sautéed onion (optional) and egg. Season this and shape into balls. For best results, chill balls for at least ten minutes them cook and serve as you would a regular patty.
  5. One of the easiest things you can do is to add some slices of turkey to a grilled cheese sandwich. You can try all sorts of cheeses to change up the flavor. 

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