This year, like last, our Easter gathering is going to be smaller than many of us are used to. Here in Regina we’re currently on a city-wide restriction of household-only for the holiday. That doesn’t mean we still can’t have a delicious Easter dinner, we just have to be creative about leftovers!
Turkey soup and casseroles are always good go-to recipes, and today on CTV Morning Live Regina I shared two other ideas that you can utilize while home with the kids on this extended break (did I mention the kids are online-schooling until April 26th? Send wine.)
Turkey, of course, can be made the traditional oven-roasted way, but you can also get creative and make beer-can turkey on the BBQ which results in a super-moist turkey, or even deep-fried turkey which is a personal favorite of mine!
Turkey Nachos is an easy recipe and doesn’t really need a recipe at all – just swap leftover shredded turkey in place of your usual protein of choice, then top with jalapenos, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream and green onions.
Leftover Turkey Bundles are also super easy! All you need in addition to your leftovers is some crescent rolls in a can. I know I’m not the only one who makes someone else open those cans, because they scare me! Anyway, carrying on…
Leftover Turkey Bundles
Pre-heat your oven to 375°.
Separate each crescent roll. As you work with it, it starts to warm and stretch so make sure you have all your ingredients ready to go to keep the dough as cool as possible when working with.
Add some turkey, a spoonful of stuffing, diced celery and carrots for extra veggies to sneak in, a sprinkling of green onions and some shredded cheese.
Roll each crescent up, per the instructions on the can, and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375° for 11 to 13 minutes or until the crescent rolls turn a golden brown.
You can even dip them in cranberry sauce or gravy if you happen to have any left over as well! Delicious!
Turkey is a lean protein, high in iron, Vitamin B12 (which is water soluble so your body doesn’t hold onto it and you need to replenish it with food), and Vitamin D! Having turkey for a few extra days after Easter is an excellent way to nourish your body and create some tasty new meals as well! Visit thinkturkey.ca for more recipe inspo!