How to Use Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

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Now that Thanksgiving is officially behind us, like our family, I bet yours has a lot of turkey leftovers that need put to good use. While there are hundreds of ways to use turkey, other than the loved but typical turkey/mayo sandwich, I want to share how our family uses it.

Growing up my mom always made homemade dinners for our family and most nights that included a main dish meat that always had plenty of leftovers. She used that to her advantage to create lunches and additional dinners throughout the week. One of my favorites was how she used leftover ham to add to her scalloped potatoes side dish to make an entire dinner. Personally, I’ve found that turkey and scalloped potatoes makes a great combination too!

To get started with this recipe, I used the KitchenAid Roto Slicer/Shredder attachment for the stand mixer to do most of the potato work for me.

kitchenaid roto slicer attachment

After peeling 6 to 8 red potatoes you can drop them right into the attachment hopper whole or cut in half for larger potatoes. The thick slicer cone works perfectly to make sure all of the potato slices are cut proportionately. Plus, it shaved about 15 minutes of the prep time off of this recipe.

kitchenaid slicing potatoes

In less than one minute, you get an entire bowl of sliced potatoes.

kitchenaid sliced potatoesNext, using a large casserole dish (greased) you layer the fresh cut potatoes and chunks of leftover turkey until the dish is filled about an inch from the top. You need to save room for the sauce as it has a tendency to bubble over a bit while baking.

turkey and potatoes

In a mixing bowl, combine 6 cups of milk, 1/2 cup of flour and a dash of salt and pepper. Just pour this sauce mixture over the potatoes and turkey. Bake at 400 degrees for about an hour and a half until the potatoes are fork tender.

turkey and scalloped potatoes

This of course is just one of the many ways to use your KitchenAid stand mixer. Be sure to check out the rest of the recipes from the Homemade Holiday Feast where you’ll get an inside look at some of my favorite family recipes and how using KitchenAid attachments made preparation a snap!

homemade holiday feast recipes

Bread & Honey Butter Recipe (top left)

For this recipe I shared the Rapid Mix Cool Rise White Bread recipe created by KitchenAid where you’ll find a video demonstration on how to create this very easy bread by using the dough hook for your stand mixer plus a kiss of sweetness with the honey butter.

Homemade Noodles Recipe (top center)

I shared one of my favorite recipes passed down from my mother to create homemade noodles that can be used as a side dish or a complete chicken n noodles dinner, featuring the dough hook and optional pasta attachments.

Sausage & Celery Stuffing Recipe (top right)

My personal recipe and favorite stuffing. See how to use the KitchenAid 5-Quart Glass Bowl to measure and mix ingredients all within one bowl. It makes prep time faster and cuts down on the dirty dishes.

Pumpkin Dip & Gingersnap Cookies (bottom left)

Another one of my favorite recipes from my mother where you can take fresh pumpkin and make a really sweet dip as an alternative to pumpkin pie. Plus, you can see how easy it is to strain soft fruits and vegetables into a puree.

Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe (bottom center)

See how to make one sweet side dish with a typically tart fruit, cranberries. When using the grinder attachment and a few sweet additions you can create a cranberry side dish that won’t make your guests pucker.

Buy It

I’ve already given you all of the fabulous reasons to make one apart of your home so now check out all of the current deals going on now. KitchenAid Stand Mixers and attachment accessories can be purchased directly from the KitchenAid Store.


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