This week, many Americans will gather together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. When the fun is done, you may be left with more turkey than you anticipated. MyPlate is here to help with these unique ways to use up those leftovers!
MyPlate encourages you to choose lean sources of protein. Selections from the Protein Foods group, including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, beans and peas, provide nutrients that are vital for the health and maintenance of your body. Turkey is a versatile food and an excellent source of lean protein!
Check out these recipes featuring turkey five different ways to use up leftovers, or to simply try something new!
- The Twist on a Classic: Shepherd's Turkey Pie
Mashed potatoes top this delicious layered casserole that makes great comfort food.
- The Fun Family Favorite: Turkey Tostadas
Take a new spin on Taco Night with this entrée that is sure to please the whole family. Get kids involved by letting them spread the refried beans or sprinkle on the cheese!
- The Weeknight Warm-up: Turkey Roast and Rice Soup
Whip up this hearty soup for dinner! Carrots and celery add robust flavor.
- The Savory Side: Turkey Potato Salad
Looking for something different? This easy dish can be served as a side, or on top of mixed greens for a tasty lunch.
- The One-dish Meal: Eve's Tasty Turkey Tetrazzini
Food group fantastic! One serving of this tasty dish provides 1/2 cup of vegetables, 1 1/2 ounces of grains, 2 ounces of protein, and 1/4 cup of dairy!
For more healthy recipes, check out www.WhatsCooking.fns.usda.gov, and learn more about the Protein Foods Group at ChooseMyPlate.gov. Check back with us in December for our next featured ingredient, oranges, five different ways!
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Although these recipes appear in a blog with the title of uses for leftover turkey, the actual recipes don't specify raw or cooked turkey. Would suggest that be changed to reflect which form can be used.
Why is it spelled "shepard"?
@Audrey - thank you for spotting that! We've corrected it within the blog as well as the recipe on What's Cooking.