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You make a great big turkey to feed everyone for the holidays, but find you still have enough turkey to feed an army. What do you do? I got you covered with ideas for turkey, cranberry sauce, and even the mashed potatoes!
Here’s a few of my favorite ways to use all those Thanksgiving leftovers. You go to all that work to make your feast, so you never want anything to go to waste, not even the turkey carcass!
But first, if you haven’t made your turkey yet, you need to see my recipe for perfectly brined and roasted turkey. If you have already made your turkey, you will want to pin this recipe for next time! This is the only way I make a turkey…it is that good.
Making a turkey is something that many only do once a year. Although I would recommend making it often. It's a lot of meat, and taking advantage of the after-Thanksgiving turkey sales will give you countless economical meals!
You can also make it stretch by using the carcass (the bones and bits) to make rich, healthy turkey stock. This method can also be used for chicken.
This incredibly simple turkey and gravy over biscuits is a "must make" for my family every year. It's one of the reasons we always make the biggest turkey we can find. Leftover turkey meat is frozen in portions for easy future meals, like this one.
While traditional Kartoffelpuffer (German Potato Pancakes) are made with grated potatoes, much like a hash brown, this is the kind I grew up with, and is the perfect thing to make with your leftover mashed potatoes.
One last thing
I also want to add, that most often any recipe that calls for cooked chicken, could use turkey instead.