While talking with my mom about ideas for using leftover turkey, she talked about a recipe her dad used to make that she and her brother enjoyed after Thanksgiving. I found a similar recipe for Creamed Turkey for you to try with your leftovers!
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen
1/4 onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
3-4 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup hot turkey broth (can use chicken broth)
1 (2 ounce) jar diced pimentos
4 cups diced cooked turkey
In a medium skillet, heat butter over medium-low heat. Saute mushrooms, peas, and onions.
Add flour and stir until smooth. Turn heat up to medium and slowly add the milk and broth. Stir constantly until thick and bubbly.
Add the pimento, turkey, celery salt, and pepper. Stir well and taste – adjust seasonings if needed. Cook until heated through but do not boil. Serve over toast, hot rice, or noodles and sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired.
Adapted from: www.recipezaar.com
Turkey sandwiches get old, so try using extra turkey to make different recipes, such as Turkey Salad, Turkey Turnovers, Chicken Salad (but use turkey instead of chicken), Turkey Pot Pie, or White Turkey Chili (using chopped turkey instead of chicken).