When it comes to the holidays there is one thing that is always guaranteed… the fact that there will be plenty of leftovers to eat throughout most of the following week. It’s inevitable.
While the most popular way to enjoy leftover turkey is turkey sandwiches, that can get pretty boring pretty quickly. But using up that leftover turkey doesn’t have to be boring.
Before we dive into the delicious recipes to make with leftover turkey, I am sharing some important common questions and answear that people have when it comes to leftover turkey meat.
How long does leftover turkey stay good in fridge?
Leftover turkey will stay good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Make sure that the turkey is in a sealed container for optimal freesness.
Can you freeze cooked turkey after 4 days in fridge?
This is really not recommended. If you want to freeze your leftover turkey, I would do so within the first day, so that your turkey doesn’t dry out or go bad.
What is the best way to freeze leftover turkey?
The best way to freeze leftover turkey is as follows. Remove the turkey meat from the bone, then wrap the meat in freezer paper or foil. Add that to a plastic freezer bag, and press out all of the air, then seal it.
Why does my turkey smell like rotten eggs?
The scent of rotten eggs when it comes to turkey probably means that the turkey is spoiled. This is a tell tale sign that it should be thrown away, and not consumed. Eating spoiled turkey can result in a food born illness.
Recipes to Make with Leftover Turkey
Alright, so now that we’ve got some commone questions answered, let’s move on to the ways that you can use your leftover turkey!
So, let’s mix it up a bit and make some interesting, yet delicious, leftover turkey recipes with that food taking up all that space in the fridge. These easy-to-make recipes are made with leftover turkey, so you enjoy new flavors all week long.