How frequently do we prepare turkey throughout the year? Not as often as we might. BBQ turkey can be very straightforward to cook and, thanks to its high-quality protein and low levels of fat can be a healthful option, too. If you find yourself with a pile of BBQ turkey leftovers this holiday season, we have a few clever ways to make something completely different with the leftovers of your Thanksgiving bird.
Mini turkey pot pies
Press rounds of prepared piecrust (homemade or store-bought) into muffin tins or ramekins, prick the dough with a fork and bake at 425 for 8 to 10 minutes until the crusts are golden brown. Fill with leftover turkey, dressing, potatoes (or any Thanksgiving side), gravy; warm the pies in the oven for a few minutes before serving. Top crust is optional!
Make a classic BLT sandwich just add in turkey
With a slice of reduced-fat Swiss cheese and a topping of zingy cranberry sauce, this will be your new go-to turkey sandwich. Use high-quality low-sodium deli turkey, or take thin slices of breast meat from your holiday roast.
BBQ turkey brie and cranberry quesadillas
You should consider tortilla as one of your best friends when it comes to grilling leftover BBQ foods as it can be stuffed with anything. In the case of these quesadillas, it is transformational, as it takes ordinary turkey and transforms it into a sweet and cheesy delight. Not only will your taste buds thank you, so will your overstocked fridge.
Make a BBQ grilled salad with turkey
Pick out your favourite leafy green to grace the BBQ grill. Drizzle with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper before grilling each side over direct medium heat for one minute on each side. The satisfying crunch is now accentuated by a little warmth, a softer texture, and a hint of smoke. Thereafter, remove them from the grill and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese or your favourite salad dressing.
Well these are just some ideas you could try as the options are endless and you certainly won’t get sick of leftover turkey with all of the choices for reimagined leftovers.