Turkey Leftovers A to Z
Refrigerate turkey leftovers within 2 hours after cooking. Cooked turkey stays fresh in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days, but immediate freezing will provide premium quality. Chop leftover turkey and wrap 1- to 2-cup portions in heavy-duty plastic wrap to seal in freshness. Next, place the airtight plastic-wrapped packages in a heavy-duty zip-top bag for double protection. Date the package and use the meat within 3 to 4 months.
We took some poetic license with this list, but it is literally and figuratively an alpha and omega roster of leftover turkey ideas, with appropriate recipes from our online collection if we have them.
Add or substitute turkey in your favorite antipasto recipe. Here’s an example: Warm Nectarine and Prosciutto Antipasto
Easy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas
Add or substitute turkey in this Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata
Turkey in gumbo? Try it in Real Louisiana Gumbo
There’s room for turkey in this Jambalaya Bowl
Kale and Bean Soup
Turkey will increase the protein in Kale and Bean Soup
Leftovers with Jellied Cranberry
Jellied Cranberry Turkey Leftovers