We love leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, and this Turkish stew is a complete and scrumptious meal with the ones leftovers!
When the festivities are over and you have a fridge full of the remaining turkey, we will cover you. A rich and rustic turkey stew with herbs and vegetables is just the tip of the iceberg!
The remaining Turkey stew
This snack turns the remaining turkey into a fresh, surprisingly cozy and delicious meal.
If you have carcass left over, you can make turkey broth and add it to this recipe or use canned chicken broth.
This stew has all the ingredients for a warm and filling consisting of root vegetables, and, of course, turkey. If you have leftover roasted carrots, parsnips or potatoes, throw them in the pot!
This dish can be cooked on a stovetop or in a crockpot.
Turkey Stew has many varieties. Any vegetables left in the fridge can be included in this recipe!
The main ingredient, of course, is turkey. Some ingredients are probably in the refrigerator:
TURKEY: Leftover turkey from the holidays is great in this recipe. Cut or slice into biting pieces.
SOLID: Make turkey broth and use that as a base for this stew. What time do you have? Canned or canned turkey or chicken broth will taste better too. The base of the broth is a thick, creamy cream.
VEGETABLES: Carrots, legumes, peas (or green beans if you prefer), and potatoes tossed in this stew. Any potatoes will work but for girls potatoes do not need to be peeled to make it easier.
DIFFERENCES: Like any stew, there are many variations that can be made. Add the cobs of sweet corn, beans, or fresh garlic. The meat in this recipe can also be substituted for ground turkey. Remember to fry the ground turkey before adding it to the soup.
How to Make Turkey Stew
Cook onions with seasonings.
Add the broth.
Add the cream and turkey (for each recipe below).
Add the peas and discard the bay leaf. Decorate and serve.
Crock-Pot: Slowly cook this stew in the crockpot. Put everything in a pot except for peas and cream. Cook on top for 4-5 hours. For the last 30 minutes, add the cream, stir and stop cooking. Add the peas, discard the bay leaf and allow the peas to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
How to Concentrate
This recipe is thickened with flour (and with uncooked boiling).
SLURRY: Once cooked if you would like to thicken it again, you can use cornstarch slurry as we do with our beef stew. Mix equal parts of cornstarch with cold water or broth. Pour the boiling broth a little at a time to thicken. Start with a spoon or more, you may not need the whole mixture.
Potatoes: Another option is to add leftover mashed potatoes or potato flakes. More creamy and beautiful!
Turkey is already cooked so add in the end. You want the broth to be added but you do not want to overcook it so that it does not overcook.
If you use raw turkey (cutlets or sorghum) cut into ba
Cut the vegetables larger so you can get a rustic stew or cut smaller to make things cook faster.
Use any kind of potato but we prefer girls’ potatoes or yellow / red potatoes because they do not need to be peeled. Russet potatoes will need to be sorted.
If you replace the peas with raw beans, the green beans will take longer to cook.
The rest of the stew will be stored in a refrigerated container for 3-4 days. This soup does not burn well because of the cream. However, it can be made until peas and cream are added and frozen. Peas and cream can be added when melted and reheated.
Use the Remaining Turkey!
Creamy Turkey Casserole – budget-friendly
Cornbread & Turkey Casserole – simple and creamy
Herbed Turkey Stroganoff – one-pot food
Leftover Turkey Soup – with a drop of potato dumplings
Easy Turkey Wraps – perfect for lunch
Did your family like this Turkish stew? Be sure to leave a comment and comment below!
PREPARE TIME 20 minutes
Cook TIME 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME 50 minutes
Loaded with vegetables and turkey in a creamy, delicious broth, this turkey stew is the best way to use that holiday holiday turkey!