London Mums’ five favourite Leftover Turkey Recipes
- Feeding the Family
- Published on Friday, 20 December 2019 10:00
- Last Updated on 19 December 2019
- Monica Costa
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Not sure what to do with all that leftover turkey? Don’t fear, London Mums are here to help you! From curries to pies, including a couple of alternative options – we’ve got several recipes to help you use up any leftover turkey you have sitting in the fridge post Christmas!
Christmas is always a time for overindulging, but we always end up eating so much turkey for days after Christmas day that we’re sick of it, but you don’t have to be! Take a look at our five favourite leftover turkey recipes below to not only get your money’s worth out of your turkey this Christmas, but to ensure the family don’t get bored and enjoy your delicious turkey you spent all day cooking in several different exciting ways…We’ll assure you, there won’t be a bite wasted!
Let us know in the comments below what you end up cooking!
What’s better than a warm hearty pie when it’s cold outside? A simple Big Puff Pie!
We absolutely love this recipe – it’s really easy to make and it’s too pastry heavy. The basics of this one is a puff pastry hat sits on top of a lovely veggie stew and you can just add your meat of choice – in this case, turkey!
Need a lighter option after stuffing yourself full of food the previous day? Look no further than our deliciously simple turkey soup. Just chuck everything in a pot whilst you snuggle down with the kids to watch a Christmassy film and it will be done!
2 Diced carrots
1 Diced parsnip
1 Diced leeks
Handful of diced parsley
1 chicken stock cube with 500ml water
1 vegetable stock cube with 500ml water
1L additional water
- Chop vegetables into small diced pieces
- Add everything into to a big saucepan at the same time and leave to boil for 45 minutes to an hour
- Serve with crusty bread
Turkey Katsu Curry
Katsu curry fans rejoice! A modern favourite, the katsu curry isn’t one you’d immediately think of when planning leftover turkey recipes, but why not try something a little bit different this Christmas rather than the usual curry?
It’s never been easier to recreate the no. 1 Japanese dish authentically at home with Miso Tasty’s ultimate Katsu Curry Meal Kit £2.49 from Sainsbury’s stores across the UK and online at Ocado), all you need to do is add your turkey, vegetables and rice and you’re good to go!
Miso Katsu Curry Kit
Any vegetables of your choice
- Coat sliced turkey breast half the pack of panko breadcrumbs evenly on all sides.
- In a frying pan, add the turkey with a tbsp. of cooking oil until golden on both sides
- In a saucepan, heat up 1 pack of curry sauce with 60ml of water, until bubbling hot. Add more water as desired.
- Serve with rice and veg.
Traditional Turkey Curry
A family favourite, the Boxing day turkey curry – we couldn’t leave it out now could we?
Just use your usual chicken curry recipe, but replace the chicken with your shredded turkey. The result? A happy family, and the rest of your turkey gone!
Take a look at our Chunky Chicken Curry recipe for some inspiration.
Hosting a dinner party and stuck for something snazzy to wow your guests with? We’ve got just the thing. Why not try our yummy turkey stuffed tomatoes recipe with your leftovers?
Using up simple cupboard ingredients means you don’t even need to leave the house!
Happy cooking and Happy Christmas!
Let us know how you get on in the comments below.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums