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After Thanksgiving Day, you’ll probably have leftovers coming out of your ears, namely turkey. If you become tired of eating it plain or simply topped with gravy, then try it out in something else. Read the remixed turkey dish ideas below and scroll down further for some full recipes using leftover turkey that have been kicked up with Stubb’s Bar-B-Q sauces and rubs.
The obvious go-to with excess Thanksgiving turkey is to eat it between two slices of bread — slathered with cranberry sauce and/or gravy is great, but it’s also amazing smothered in barbecue sauce in between two slices of Texas toast. Another option is to build it and press it: make it a melt, panini, or even in a tortilla, dressed up as a quesadilla.
Another option is to tuck the turkey into a heartwarming casserole or pot pie. Mix it up with some canned condensed soup mix or a cream sauce and serve on top of pasta or bake it as a casserole; or omit the noodles and place it in a baking dish topped with biscuit dough.
Soups and stews are also great vehicles for shredded turkey: use it in place of chicken in white chili or in place of beef in classic red chili, turn it into turkey noodle soup, or combine it with beans, hearty vegetables, and broth for a turkey and bean stew.
Ready for the recipes? Follow these for some tasty options using that shredded turkey. They’re so good, you might forget you’re eating leftovers.