Leftover turkey like you’ve never seen it before

The flavors of fall are in full swing and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. As much as we all love the traditional Thanksgiving flavors, we can all agree sometimes leftover turkey needs to be jazzed up a bit; and we’re not talking about making leftover turkey noodle soup or a turkey sandwich on any old white bread. We're giving a whole new meaning to turkey leftovers with these new recipes!  

Jamaican Jerk Turkey Tacos

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Impress your family with spicy jerk turkey tacos! A classic jerk rub seasoning is added to shredded turkey and served in a warm corn tortilla. Top each taco with a sweet and spicy zesty tomato pineapple salsa, red cabbage and a lime sour cream drizzle. Leftover turkey never tasted so good!

Chef’s tip: Shred your leftover turkey and place 2 cups of shredded turkey in freezer bags. This way the turkey is already pre-portioned and ready for any recipe you need. The turkey will last for several months in the freezer.

Turkey Cuban Slider Sandwiches

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A simple sandwich with a punch of flavor! Slices of ham, shredded turkey, topped with Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard all in a pressed slider – no wonder this sandwich is so popular!

Chef’s tip: If you don’t have a panini press, simply stack a cast iron skillet or regular skillet on top of the sandwiches and place your heaviest Hunt’s® tomato (28 oz.) can on top to give the “pressed” appearance.

Turkey Tikka Masala

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This classic and popular Indian dish using leftover turkey puts the perfect spin on leftover turkey. The sauce is made of tomatoes, yogurt (for a little tang) and heavy cream blended and coating shredded turkey. The sauce also includes warm spices such as curry, cumin, paprika and coriander giving this dish a comfort food feeling perfect for the holidays!

Korean Turkey Bibimbap Bowl

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“Bee-beem-bahp,” a traditional Korean dish, translating to “mixed rice,” is served with shredded leftover turkey and lightly sautéed vegetables, topped with a fried egg and a drizzle of a spicy gochujang soy sauce blend. You've got to try this!

Chef’s tip: You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving and leftover turkey to make these recipes – using shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken works great too.

Leftover Turkey Quiche

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Don’t sweat the day-after breakfast. This leftover turkey quiche is the only breakfast you will need all weekend-long.


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