Anytime you make a big bird like turkey, you’re bound to have leftovers. That’s why it’s so nice to have go-to recipes to use up that leftover meat.
I love this leftover turkey stroganoff recipe for several reasons and know that you will too. This rich, indulgent comfort food is so delectable yet so simple to make. Here’s everything you need to know about this tasty turkey recipe:
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
You’ll love this recipe because it’s economical, uses up leftovers, and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal.
Special Ingredients You Need For This Recipe
The only special ingredient you need for this recipe is mushrooms. Mushrooms are a staple in stroganoff and really make the recipe, and you can use any type of mushroom you like. Since mushrooms can be sometimes hard to purchase, just buy what’s available. Feel free to use canned mushrooms if you can’t find fresh ones.
How To Make This Recipe
Sauté the onions and garlic until soft and translucent.
Fry the mushrooms with the onions for 5 minutes.
Stir in the cornstarch.
Add the mustard.
Tip in the cooked leftover turkey meat.
Give everything a good stir.
Pour in stock.
Let everything simmer for 5 minutes.
Add sour cream.
Let it bubble for 2 minutes. Done. Enjoy!
For an extra creamy finish, top with even more sour cream. Just an extra dollop of sour cream will make the recipe that much tastier.
What to Serve with Your Leftover Turkey Stroganoff
There are lots of dishes you can serve with your turkey stroganoff. Here are some of my favorites:
- Roasted Artichoke Hearts: Leftover turkey stroganoff is a great recipe, but to have a balanced meal you need some more veggies. Get in your daily amount by having Sicilian roasted artichoke hearts.
- Sugar Snap Pea Salad: Again, get in your daily amount of vegetables with a delicious salad. Taste amazing with your turkey leftovers.
- Biscoff Rocky Road: This tasty chocolate dessert is the perfect little morsel to have after something as rich and filling as leftover turkey stroganoff.
- Orange Tart: Offset the stroganoff with something light and fresh like an orange tart. It’ll give you a satisfying, flavorful dessert without being too much after indulging in your leftover turkey stroganoff sauce.
Although I don’t recommend having a cocktail with your leftover turkey dish, I do suggest a glass of wine. A dry, full-bodied red will be a delicious wine pairing with your turkey stroganoff.
Popular Substitutions For This Recipe
There are endless substitutions for cooked egg noodles. You can use pappardelle as mentioned, but you can also use rice, penne, or even mashed potatoes. Also, feel free to use wide egg noodles if you prefer.
You can use greek yogurt or cream cheese instead of sour cream.
If you have leftover beef or chicken, feel free to use those meats instead of ground turkey or roasted turkey. Also, if you have enough turkey leftover, mix white and dark meat. It’ll add lots of flavor and won’t add any stroganoff prep time.
Variations To This Recipe
You can make this using chicken instead. If you’re out of leftover turkey, or you just prefer chicken instead of turkey stroganoff, feel free to make the substitution. Chicken stroganoff is one of the most underrated dinner recipes!
When making your turkey stroganoff, if your ground turkey is a little dry, add some chicken broth or chicken stock. This will give it some moisture and ensure your turkey stroganoff tastes as good as possible.
How do I store leftovers?
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Your leftover turkey stroganoff will last up to five days in the fridge at its peak freshness.
How do I Reheat This Dish?
Reheat this dish by placing it in a saucepan on the stovetop over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. Add extra chicken broth, olive oil, or leftover gravy if it needs more moisture. You can also reheat this dish in the microwave.
Other Pasta Recipes You’ll Love
- Baked Seafood Pasta – This is one of my favorite recipes to have on a weeknight. It’s a little time-consuming to cook, but when I have some extra time and am craving comfort food, I always reach for this recipe.
- Beef Meatballs In A Creamy Red Wine Sauce – Another one of my favorite comfort foods, this pasta dish pairs terribly well with a tasty red wine and has amazing flavor when topped with chopped parsley. Bonus points if it’s fresh parsley!
- Gluten Free Spaghetti Bolognese – It can be hard to find good gluten-free recipes, especially pasta, but this does the trick. It’s perfect to satisfy your craving when you can’t have gluten!
- Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
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Have some turkey leftover from Thanksgiving? Don’t let it go to waste and make this tasty Leftover Turkey Stroganoff.
- 15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
- 15ml (1 tbsp) butter
- 1 large onion, finely sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 300g (10oz) mushrooms, thickly sliced
- 9g (1 tbsp) cornstarch
- 15g (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard
- 450g (1lb) cooked turkey meat, roughly chopped
- 500ml (2 cups) chicken or turkey stock
- 160ml (⅔ cup) sour cream
- chives, for decorating
- Heat the vegetable and oil in a large casserole dish over a medium heat.
- Fry the onions for 10 minutes, or until softened and almost caramelized.
- Add the garlic and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
- Turn up the heat and add the mushrooms, constantly stirring for 5 minutes.
- When the mushrooms are browned and almost cooked, lower the heat and stir in the cornstarch and mustard.
- Tip in the turkey and pour in the stock. Give it a stir and increase the heat until a simmering point is reached. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the sour cream and let it bubble for 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
- Season to taste, sprinkle with chives and serve immediately with egg noodles or pappardelle. Enjoy!
- If you’re not gluten intolerant you can substitute the cornstarch with 16g (2 tbsp) flour.
- This recipe works with other leftover meats – think chicken, pork, beef or lamb – as well!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Pan Fry
- Cuisine: Russian
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