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Try Out These Unique Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers Recipes

thanksgiving leftovers

If you hosted Thanksgiving this year, chances are you still have a lot of turkey left over in your fridge. If you are wondering what to do with some of it,check out these three yummy unique recipes we found around the web to try out. Enjoy!

1 whole cardamom pod

2 whole cloves

1 star anise pod

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

2 teaspoons coriander seed

1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and


1/2 onion, peeled

1 turkey carcass

8 cups water, or more as needed

1 (16 ounce) package dried flat ricenoodles

1/4 cup fish sauce

salt to taste

1 cup shredded leftover cooked turkey

1 tablespoon shredded fresh basil leaves


1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


1/4 onion, thinly sliced (optional)

1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce (such as

Sriracha®), or to taste (optional)

1.     Toast the cardamom pod, cloves, star anise, fennel, and coriander in a small skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Place the spices onto the center of a 8 inch square piece of cheesecloth. Gather together the edges of the cheesecloth, and tie with kitchen twine to secure. Sear both sides of the ginger and 1/2 onion in the same skillet until lightly charred, about 3 minutes on each side.

2.     Place the turkey carcass, water, sachet, ginger, and onion in a large pot over medium-high eat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 2 hours.

3.     Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rice noodles, and return to a boil. Cook the noodles uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the noodles have cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

4.     Remove the carcass, sachet, ginger, and onion from the soup. Strain the soup to remove any meat that may have fallen off the bones, if necessary. Season with fish sauce and salt. Divide the rice noodles and turkey meat evenly into 4 large bowls. Scatter the basil, cilantro, and sliced onion on top. Ladle the soup on top. Serve with a wedge of lime and hot sauce.

source: All Recipes




1 tablespoon butter

1 small red bell pepper or poblano, seeds removed, diced

6 green onions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

3 large eggs

1 cup milk

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

dash salt

1 cup diced roasted turkey

1 cup shredded Cheddar Jack or Pepper Jack cheese, divided

1 medium tomato, thinly sliced

salt and pepper


Spray a deep dish pie plate or quiche pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat oven to 350°.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Saute the bell pepper or poblano and the green onions for about 3 minutes, until tender. Stir in the cilantro, if using; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk; add flour, baking powder, and a dash of salt and continue whisking until smooth. Stir in the cooked vegetables, the turkey, and about 2/3 cup of the cheese. Pour into the prepared pie plate. Top with tomato slices, sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, then top with the remaining shredded cheese.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until set.

source: SouthernFood About




1/2 cup of Fresh Cilantro, chopped

3 Tbsp of Fresh Mint, chopped

2 Tbsp of Canola Oil

3 Tbsp of Rice Wine Vinegar

1 Tbsp of Lime Juice

1 tsp of Sugar

1/2 tsp of Sesame Oil

1 Tbsp of Soy Sauce

1 Clove of Garlic, finely minced

1 tsp of Grated Ginger

1 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and finely minced

1 red Bell Pepper, diced

3 cups of Cooked Black Rice

8oz of Cooked Shredded Turkey

1) Preheat a skillet over medium high heat, allow it to get nice and hot and add the shredded turkey right in. Cook it for a few minutes on each side or until it gets nice and crispy all around.

2) Meanwhile, make your dressing. In a small bowl, add the garlic, ginger, sesame oil, canola oil, soy sauce, lime juice, rice wine vinegar, sugar and chili, whisk together to combine and set aside.

3) In a large bowl, add the rice and bell pepper, along with the crispy turkey, cilantro and mint and dressing.

4) Toss everything together lightly (I like to do this with two forks) and serve!

Recipe By: Laura Vitale

Serves 6.

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Thanksgiving: 5 Healthy Snacks to make with the kids

Thanksgiving is synonymous with family, friends and an overload of food. So, when it comes to dessert this holiday, skip the pie and substitute with these 5 healthier alternatives. Jenna Fernandes, CEO of CareBooker.com, the only FREE “Open Table” of family and pet care services, offers lighter desserts that are sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth without any guilt this Thanksgiving.
From holiday staples to fall favorites with creative twists, here are five great recipes to try with your family:
1.       The Caramel Apple Bar: This is an activity the whole family can participate in making. Start an assembly line by cutting apples into slices and inserting a candy stick for easier decorating. Once the prep is complete, dip the apples in chocolate or caramel and arrange the family’s favorite toppings such as sprinkles, coconut or crushed candy pieces to top this sweet treat.
2.       Turkey Muffin: Another great dessert to get kids creative with this fun treat for Thanksgiving. First, bake your favorite pumpkin muffin recipe and prep the decorating ingredients. Create the turkey feathers with sliced red and green apples, cut a small beak from a thin slice of carrot and finish off with squeezable icing for eyes. This simple recipe will turn this dessert into an art project.
3.       Yogurt-dipped strawberries: Yogurt-dipped strawberries are a favorite, guilt free dessert that includes healthy Greek yogurt and strawberries. Greek yogurt is high in protein and offers a thicker consistency perfect for dipping. Dip the strawberries in Greek yogurt, set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and allow them to set in the freezer for one hour before enjoying with friends and family.
4.       Baked Apples: Apples are always a fall favorite and this baked apple recipe will become an instant hit on any family dinner table or dessert party tray this season. After preheating the oven to 350 degrees, slice apples and place in a baking dish. Finish off with a dusting of brown sugar and cinnamon for added fall flavor and bake for 15 minutes.
5.       “Cocoa-Nut” Bananas: This healthy treat is a perfect alternative to the traditional fall flavors. Start with slicing bananas down the middle. Roll each slice in cocoa powder and shake off the excess. Finish these healthy treats by rolling the slices in unsweetened coconut flakes and arrange on a fun tray.

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