I don’t know about you, but when I’m buying our Thanksgiving turkey I buy the largest turkey I can find. We eat maybe half of it for Thanksgiving dinner with the family, and the rest becomes glorious leftovers. I take the bones and use them to make turkey broth (super yum). Basically switching out the chicken bones for turkey bones. Then the rest goes into various different recipes. One of our favorite leftover turkey recipes uses cream of mushroom soup and that’s about it.
Leftover turkey recipe: cream of mushroom soup turkey supplies
leftover turkey (duh), cream of mushroom soup, maybe some milk if you want to thin it out, something to serve it over (if you have leftover mashed potatoes or stuffing this would be a great way to serve it).
Optional: soy sauce, browning sauce, liquid smoke, garlic salt
How to make this leftover turkey recipe:
1. Shred the turkey. You want it to be more or less in bite size pieces. Depending on how many people you’ve got eating, is how much you shred. I assume 1/2-1 cup of turkey per person. Drop it in your pot.
2. Now add the cream of mushroom soup. If you’ve got a lot of turkey, and the sauce is looking a little thin, add another can (in our case jar because I use a homemade cream of mushroom soup). Stir it all together. If you want the sauce to thin out add some milk. Say about half a cup or so, whatever looks good. Let simmer a few minutes. Really you’re just heating this up.
Optional: Add a splash of soy sauce/browning sauce/liquid smoke (if you opt for liquid smoke I’m talking like a teaspoon, a little goes a long way)
3. Meanwhile, heat up what you’re serving it on. We personally like egg noodles, and before shredding the turkey will usually start the water boiling. But if we by some miracle have some leftover mashed potatoes from our Thanksgiving meal, we are certainly quite happy to use up some more Thanksgiving leftovers while we’re at it.
4. If you’re my daughter, or me, depending on my mood, put the starch (noodles/potatoes/stuffing) on one side of the plate, and put the cream of mushroom soup mix on the other side of the plate. If you are the boys in my family grab a bowl, dump your starch in, and then pour everything else on top.
This leftover turkey recipe is yummy and filling, and is cooked quickly in a few minutes or so, making it a perfect busy night recipe to make.