Menu Plan Monday – Recipes for Using Up Leftover Turkey

by Rachel on April 9, 2012

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Menu Plan Monday

My in-laws bought a bunch of food for Easter dinner and are going out of town immediately afterwards, so they gave me a big bag of turkey breasts and drumsticks. I think this means I can get by with just going to the grocery store for a few staples like milk, and stocking up on produce at the farmer’s market.

I turned to one of my favorite food blogs, Kalyn’s Kitchen, to find some ideas for leftover turkey recipes, so they are playing a large part in this week’s menu.

Organic Butternut Squash Ravioli in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce – the ravioli was found in the frozen section of a local health food market at a decent price

Slow Cooker Turkey – it’s starting to get really warm here, so I won’t have to use the oven and heat up the whole kitchen to make my turkey

Turkey & Cannellini Beans Soup with Rosemary and Sweet Potatoes

Coconut Lime Turkey Soup I love Thai inspired flavors

I know I’m making a lot of soups lately, but it’s easy to make a big batch and then I have leftovers that reheat well to take to work.

Here are my thoughts on last week’s new recipes:

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans Burritos Loved this! Even my husband enjoyed the burritos without any meat.

Slow Cooker Honey Hoisin Chicken I would make this again, it only took a few minutes to prep everything for the crockpot

If you want to join in, you can post your menu plan on the Menu Plan Monday meme at Organizing Junkie.

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Ashley Suzanne April 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Thanks for sharing these yummy recipes. It is neat to find something else to do with the leftover turkey, instead of having turkey sandwiches :]


Miranda W April 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

The sweet potato and black bean burritos look so good. Thank you.


linda r April 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

There are some good recipes here, thank you for sharing. I will be trying some for sure.


David Holder April 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm

We always have left over turkey, thanks for the great ideas.


Betty Baez April 10, 2012 at 1:44 am

Thanks for the recipes


Carol April 10, 2012 at 8:31 am

your idea with the left over turkeys is a big help to save the food. I love your recipe and I think it is very delicious.
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Rachel April 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

Yes, I hate to throw out food! I think menu planning has helped me plan ahead for leftovers so I waste less.
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moneshay April 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

You can make bus filled with turkey and bbq sauce.


ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife] April 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I love making soups to have throughout the week too. I never have time to make a real lunch, so that soup comes in handy! And I save so much money over when I used to buy frozen lunches all the time.
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marley laplage April 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

wow, what wonderful and delish ideas for leftover turkey!!

can’t wait to try out a couple!


G Bailey April 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I’m going to check out Kalyn’s Kitchen


Rebecca Parsons April 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Thank you for the great post. I don’t eat a lot of turkey other than holidays, but a lot of these recipes would be great with chicken too.


Beth R April 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

Thanks for the great post. We love turkey here and I end up making a huge turkey for only the 5 of us. They sound so yummy!


Kathy Tindle April 18, 2012 at 9:12 am

We have done the sweet potato and black bean burritos before and they are wonderful! They are actually some of my kids favorite quick meals!


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