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How to prepare a Post-Thanksgiving Leftovers Meal

While the sweet memories of the family Thanksgiving Dinner will last, the leftovers of the grand feast will not stay fresh forever. For most, the question of what to do with the delicious turkey vestiges remains a shared dilemma. Fortunately, PRIME Insurance has researched recipes that really work – even with the most finicky of eaters!

3 Terrific Turkey Leftover Recipes


Tasteful Remnant Turkey Soup



  • One large onion, chopped
  • One clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Leftover turkey – bones and all!
  • 2 quarts vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 bag frozen vegetables
  • Half cup of rice
  • Salt, pepper to taste


  1. Sautee onion and garlic in oil in big pot.
  2. Add frozen vegetables
  3. Place turkey in pot
  4. Add water and rice
  5. Cook on high until boiling
  6. Simmer for 45 minutes
  7. Remove any bones
  8. Enjoy!

Remaining Turkey Filled Taco Shells



  • 1 pound cooked and finely cut up turkey
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp Chile powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne spice
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 8 taco shells
  • Shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomato
  • ½ cup taco sauce


  1. Sautee half of minced onion together with oil in frying pan for 5 minutes
  2. Add turkey
  3. Add salt, cumin, Chile powder, cayenne and tomato sauce
  4. Stir and cook until sauce is thoroughly mixed with solids
  5. Remove from fire
  6. Stuff mixture into shells
  7. Garnish with remaining minced onion, lettuce and tomatoes
  8. Drizzle sauce over topping
  9. Enjoy!

Amazing Turkey Leftover Stir-Fry Bake



  • 1 bag thin spaghetti
  • Finely cut turkey pieces
  • 1 large bag of frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup soy sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Follow directions on spaghetti package for preparation
  3. Place cooked spaghetti in 9” by 13” aluminum pan
  4. Add vegetables, oil, garlic powder and soy sauce
  5. Mix well and cover with aluminum foil
  6. Bake for one hour
  7. Enjoy!

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Summary: What to do with Thanksgiving’s leftover turkey? Follow these delicious recipe ideas compiled by the insurance pros at Prime Insurance!


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