Recipes for Turkey Leftovers

By Sponsored November 23, 2014
That 23-pound turkey you purchased seemed like a good idea idea, at the time, didn’t it? Of course, post-Thanksgiving, you have too much leftover turkey and don’t know what to do with it all. After the first few turkey sandwiches, the kids are complaining and you’re wishing you had packed up more leftovers for your in-laws to take home with them.

Don’t fret. We have recipes that will not only help take down the rest of that turkey but won’t have you feeling like you are eating Thanksgiving dinner over and over and over again.

November Pie
“November Pie” is designed to use up leftovers, so gather whatever you have left when your guests leave and follow these directions to make another great meal.

Turkey sliced/shredded (white meat, dark meat, or both)
Vegetables (corn, peas, carrots, whatever you have left over)
Mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes

1. Heat a Cuisinart CastLite Fry Pan and brown leftover turkey
2. Remove from heat and cover turkey with gravy
3. Add a layer of vegetables
4. Cover with mashed potatoes and spread evenly
5. Add a layer of stuffing
6. Bake at 350F for 30-45 minutes or until heated through and the stuffing is crispy (The CastLite Fry Pan is oven safe so no need to dirty another dish!)
7. Serve hot

Both of these recipes require a nonstick pan. We suggest Cuisinart’s new CastLite Fry Pan. CastLite offers the classic construction of cast iron at half the weight! The low, flared sides of these vital pans encourage evaporation making them superior for searing, browning, pan roasting, sauteing and quick cooking techniques. The lightweight cast iron transmits heat evenly for uniformly cooked food. Home cooks will love the cool-grip stainless handle and the fact that the pans are dishwasher and oven safe (to 500 degrees F)! And, with DuPont Platinum 4-Coat Nonstick interior, these pans are safe for use with metal utensils and are PFOA free.

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Turkey and Mashed Potato Pancakes

2 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded or diced leftover turkey
1 egg
1 tsp. cornstarch
Vegetable oil, as needed

Sour cream
Chopped bacon
Chopped scallions or chives

1.  In a mixing bowl combine mashed potatoes, turkey, egg and cornstarch
2.  Mix well to fully incorporate
3.  Add enough oil to fill the Cuisinart CastLite Fry Pan 1/8 inch
4.  Heat oil over medium heat
5.  Using a large soup spoon, add a heaping spoonful of mashed potato mixture to skillet
6.  Flatten spoonful with a spatula, repeat process to fill skillet
7.  Cook pancakes until golden brown on both sides (approx 3 or 4 minutes per side)
8.  Serve hot and garnish with any or all of the above