26 August, 2019
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Recipes – Turkey Roll Ups
This is one of my families favorite ways to use up leftovers from Thanksgiving! You will take leftover turkey, sliced thin, and roll up stuffing into each slice. Drown it with left over gravy and serve it with left over mashed potatoes and any vegetables that you have on hand. Your family will wonder why you didn’t serve this first!
I also make this anytime of the year as one of my “easy go to” dinners. Instead of using left overs, I purchase oven roasted turkey from the deli, stove top stuffing, jar turkey gravy and frozen mixed vegetables. The only thing that isn’t “convenience” food is the mashed potatoes, but if you like the boxed potatoes you can use that as well.
I am not a fan of convenience foods, nor do I usually promote them, but once in a while we all need a break and this is how I am able to do that. If I know I am going to be away from home, I will plan this meal and leave instructions for one of my teengers to make. With convenience foods, it makes this easy enough for them!
As a busy mom who home schools, plus having an online business, I need to have a meal that is hearty but yet one that the kids can do or I can do quickly. At Thanksgiving time, I really take advantage of these Thanksgiving leftover turkey recipes because I have good homemade leftover food!
Recipe #1 – Leftovers
Take your left over turkey breast and slice it into as many thin slices as you can. A good sharp knife will help you do this job. You will want at least one to two per person, but in my family, that is not enough. I have two large teenage boys and another boy who is eleven and eats like a teenager! So, I need to prepare more for them.
After you slice the turkey, put leftover stuffing in the middle of each slice. Fill each one generously, but leave enough room to be able to roll each slice up.
Roll each slice up and place seam side down in a baking dish. Pour your leftover gravy on top of turkey rolls. Cover with aluminum foil and put into a 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes or until turkey and stuffing is heated all the way through.
Serve this with leftover mashed potatoes and any vegetables as well.
Recipe #2 – Convenience Foods
You will need:
2 lbs Oven Roasted Turkey from the deli – sliced a little thicker than lunch meat, but not so thick that you cannot roll it.
2 – 12 ounce boxes Stove Top Stuffing – Turkey flavor
4 – 12 ounce jars Turkey Gravy
10 medium potatoes – mashed or instant potatoes
Frozen Mixed California Blend Vegetables
- Prepare Stove Top Stuffing according to directions on the box. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Generously fill each slice of deli turkey with stuffing.
- Roll up and place seam side down in a large baking dish.
- Pour jar gravy over the top of rolled up turkey.
- Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until turkey and stuffing are heated throughout.
- While turkey is baking, cut potatoes into small bite size pieces. Place in a pot and cover with water. Boil 15-20 minutes on high till very soft and tender. Drain, mash and season with salt, pepper, 1 stick butter, and 1/2 cup of milk. Or, follow directions on instant potatoes.
- Put vegetables in another medium-sized pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Take off heat immediately and drain. Season with butter, salt and pepper to taste.
Here are two ways to make an awesome dish that your family is going to love. It is also an easy one to throw together in a short period of time, giving you extra time during your day to do what you need to – work, school, family, or just relax!
Did you get the chance to try either of these recipes? Which one, leftovers or convenience food? I love hearing other’s suggestions and tips. Let me know what your suggestions and tips are by making a post in the comment section below.
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