Leftover Turkey Bake

Christmas is over, yet we’ve got tons of stuff in our fridge that we didn’t quite get around to eating. Pairing that with a huge hunk of leftover turkey, and I’ve got an easy recipe idea for this week. Here is what I used for my leftover turkey bake, although it’s really just a hodgepodge of what I had leftover:

1 pound cooked turkey, chopped into cubes

  • 1 carrot, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 zucchini cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup chopped Savoy cabbage
  • 1/2 head of broccoli, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups gravy
  • 1 pound chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon each of sage, thyme, & rosemary
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil to drizzle

 First, chop up your turkey and fresh veg, and place into a baking dish.

 Next, comes 1 1/2 cups gravy. If you have leftover gravy, use that. Otherwise, I used 1 1/2 cups hot water and added some instant gravy granules, stirring until thick.
Pour the gravy over the chopped turkey and veg. Use a large spoon the stir it in throughout to make sure the meat and veg are coated.

Wash and roughly chop about a pound of potatoes.

 Place them into a medium sized bowl. Drizzle them with olive oil. Next, sprinkle in the sage, thyme, and rosemary, topping it off with a pinch or two of sea salt as desired. Use a large spoon or your hands to mix it up, making sure the potatoes are covered in the olive oil and herbs.

Place the potatoes on top of the veg, forming a top layer. If you have lots of leftover mashed potatoes, you can spread the mash over the top instead. Heat your oven to 180C / 350F and bake for 55 -60 minutes. If your bake is topped with mashed potatoes, 45 minutes should suffice.

And there you go, Leftover Turkey Bake for dinner! It’s an easy way to use up your leftover meat, veg, and gravy after the holiday feast. The recipe can also be delicious if using leftover ham or roast beef.  And this leftover bake makes still more leftovers for lunch if you have to work today, like me. Enjoy your time off and relish the last days of 2015! Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

today’s leftover lunch

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