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Turkey Time: Best Turkey Leftover Recipes

Nov. 6, 2021

Stop relying on the same old turkey leftover recipes. These new creative turkey recipe ideas from Mission Foods serve up quick, delicious after-holiday feasts.

Everyone loves having Thanksgiving leftovers the day after the big feast. But how about two or even three days later? End the “not again” boredom with these fast and easy recipes that make quick work of your leftover turkey and even some of your sides! Leftover turkey also makes  delicious appetizers for family and friends after a day of shopping, for family game night, or even while watching the big bowl games on TV. And when the leftovers are all gone and your family still hasn’t had enough, sliced deli turkey and chopped veggies are a fast alternative for filling wraps.

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Nachos are one the easiest ways to bring your family around the television for the big game. Shredded leftover turkey browns quickly in a skillet seasoned with just a little salt and pepper. Then spread the turkey on a layer of Mission Thin and Crispy Tortilla Chips topped with cheese. You can even add those leftover Brussel sprouts right on top before baking. Whip up cranberry salsa by combining chopped onion, garlic, tomatoes, jalapeño, leftover cranberry sauce, lime juice and zest, and cilantro. Serve the nachos with the unique and flavorful cranberry salsa and a dollop of sour cream. Then cheer on your favorite team!


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Extra Thin Yellow Corn Tortillas packed with leftover turkey, Havarti and mozzarella cheeses topped with slices of leftover cranberry sauce make quick work of your Thanksgiving leftovers.  And who doesn’t love a warm overflowing tortilla on a cold afternoon? Give these Turkey Cranberry Quesadillas a quick flip in your non-stick skillet for a fast lunch or dinner.  The extra thin tortillas have a little less thickness, but the same great flavor so that your leftovers are the shining stars of this meal. 

All the flavors of the season come together in this recipe for Turkey Apple Cheddar Wraps.  Choose your favorite apple - Fuji, Honeycrisp or Gala - and pair it with leftover sliced Thanksgiving day turkey or sliced deli turkey. Keep it healthy with Carb Balance Soft Taco Whole Wheat Tortillas which have no sugar and only 3g net carbs and tons of flavor. Baby arugula and cranberries mix perfectly in this tasty dressing combining apple cider vinegar, mustard, honey and olive oil. Add a slice of sharp cheddar cheese for delicious holiday perfection!


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Can’t get enough of the tasty combo of apples and turkey? Need a break from holiday cooking?  These delicious warm Apple and Turkey Quesadillas are cooked in a skillet to melt shredded cheddar cheese over sliced Granny Smith apples. They make for a fast yummy lunch on the go or at the table. Use Mission Organic White Corn Tortillas made with certified non-GMO ingredients like organic corn for authentic, handcrafted flavor. Serve with a dollop of sour cream. Add a few fresh red berries for a colorful seasonal plate. 

It can’t get much easier to bring the flavors of Greece to your table. Start by browning ground turkey seasoned with purchased Greek gyro seasoning and a touch of salt and pepper. Then fill your Gluten Free Spinach Herb Tortilla Wrap with the meat and tons of fresh chopped vegetables like cucumber, red onion, pinto beans and shredded lettuce. Make your wraps authentically Greek with store-bought Tzatziki sauce, a dip made from strained yogurt, shredded cucumber, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and herbs. Just roll and enjoy these Gluten Free Greek Turkey Wraps. The zesty spinach and herb wrap is high in fiber and fits a vegan diet. But with its great taste and soft texture, no one will even notice they are gluten-free.

Try all these Mission Foods recipes this holiday season! They are sure to be winners for all your family and friends get-togethers and offer unique and fun easy to use up all your Thanksgiving leftovers. 

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