A New Take on Turkey Leftovers

Sure, we all love the traditional post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, but why not instill a little culinary creativity into your leftover lingo? Chef Ben is here to show you the way with a couple of recipes that will transform your leftovers into a whole new kind of gobbler! Try them and see!

Autumn Turkey Salad

Compliments of Product Development Chef, Benjamin D’Amico

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 5-½ cups

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 cups leftover diced turkey
  • 1 cup cored and diced Granny Smith apples
  • ¼ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup minced fresh celery
  • 2 Tbsp. minced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley, minced
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, yogurt and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Thanksgiving Leftover Bites

Compliments of Product Development Chef, Benjamin D’Amico

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time Time: 20 min.

  • 3 cups leftover stuffing
  • 1-½ cups leftover turkey, small dice
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup shredded Market District Vermont White Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Market District panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups leftover gravy

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Combine leftover stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, Cheddar cheese and dried cranberries in a bowl. Mix until ingredients are a texture that can be formed into balls.

Roll into 1-½-2-inch round balls. Roll balls lightly in flour, one at a time. Then, dip into beaten egg and finally, breadcrumbs.

Place the balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown on the outside. Internal temperature should reach 145ºF.

Serve with a side of warm leftover gravy.