Lovin’ Turkey Leftovers

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It has been almost a week since Thanksgiving, so more than likely there aren’t too many holiday leftovers, but Christmas isn’t too far away, and that usually means another roasted turkey.

Make sure you buy a big turkey this year, because you’ll want plenty left over to make these tasty post-holiday recipes.

From a savory sandwich and hearty salads to easy turnovers and a simple casserole, there are plenty of delicious ways to finish off turkey leftovers. You can even keep the flavors of the holidays going with Bobby Flay’s recipe for moist and delicious “Stuffing” Crusted Turkey Cutlets. He uses leftover poultry seasoning for flavor and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise to keep them tender and juicy.

For more great ways to love your leftovers, visit www.hellmanns.com.

Turkey Casserole

Serves: 6; preparation time: 15 minutes; cooking time: 40 minutes

4 cups leftover prepared stuffing, divided

4 cups coarsely chopped leftover cooked turkey (about 1 pound)

3/4 cup Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise, divided

1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce

2 cups leftover mashed potatoes

1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 6 ounces)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 8-inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Spoon in 2 cups stuffing, then top with turkey.

Combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise with cranberry sauce; evenly spread over turkey.

Combine remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise, potatoes and cheese in large bowl. Evenly spread on turkey, then top with remaining 2 cups stuffing.

Bake 40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with dried cranberries.

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“Stuffing” Crusted Turkey Cutlets

“Stuffing” Crusted Turkey Cutlets

A Bobby Flay Recipe

Serves: 4; preparation time: 15 minutes; cooking time: 10 minutes

2 cups panko or plain dried bread crumbs

3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

4 turkey cutlets (about 1/2-inch thick)

4 tablespoons canola oil, divided

Combine bread crumbs, parsley, salt and pepper in large shallow dish; set aside.

Combine mayonnaise, mustard and poultry seasoning with wire whisk in small bowl and season, if desired, with salt and pepper.

Season turkey, if desired, with salt and pepper. Brush 1 side of each turkey cutlet with mayonnaise mixture, then coat in bread crumbs.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook 2 turkey cutlets, bread side down, 3 minutes or until golden brown and a crust has formed. Turn over and cook an additional 2 minutes or until turkey is thoroughly cooked. Repeat with remaining oil and turkey.

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Blushing Cranberry and Pear Turkey Salad

Blushing Cranberry and Pear Turkey Salad

Serves: 4; preparation time: 10 minutes

1/2 cup Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise

1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce or cranberry relish

4 cups torn romaine lettuce leaves

2 cups baby spinach leaves or mixed salad greens

2 cups diced cooked turkey

1 medium pear, cored and thinly sliced

1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and cranberry sauce; set aside.

In large bowl, combine romaine, spinach and turkey. Just before serving, toss with mayonnaise mixture. Top with pear slices, pecans and onion. Garnish, if desired with dried cranberries.

Note: Recipe can be doubled.

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Turkey Turnovers

Turkey Turnovers

Serves: 8; preparation time: 15 minutes; cooking time: 12 minutes

2 cups shredded cooked turkey

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)

1 cup chopped cooked broccoli

1/2 cup Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 packages (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine all ingredients except crescent rolls in large bowl.

Separate each package crescent rolls into four squares; press diagonal perforations to seal.

Spoon turkey filling onto center of each square. Fold dough diagonally over filling to form triangles; press edges firmly to seal.

Arrange turnovers on baking sheet; brush tops lightly with additional mayonnaise.

Bake 12 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

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Leftover Turkey Super Sandwiches

Leftover Turkey Super Sandwiches

Serves: 4; preparation time: 10 minutes

4 tablespoons Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise

8 slices whole grain bread

1/2 cup prepared stuffing

1/2 pound sliced leftover or deli turkey

1/2 cup cranberry sauce or whole berry cranberry sauce

1 small apple, cored and sliced

Spread mayonnaise generously on four bread slices. Layer stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce and apple on bread slices. Top with remaining four bread slices.

Turkey Fiesta Salad

Serves: 4; preparation time: 10 minutes

1/2 cup Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise

1/2 cup prepared salsa

6 cups torn romaine lettuce leaves

2 cups diced cooked turkey

4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

Combine mayonnaise and salsa in small bowl; set aside.

Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl. Just before serving, toss with mayonnaise mixture.

Serve, if desired, with your favorite salad fixings, such as chopped tomatoes, black beans, shredded cheese, sliced pitted ripe olives, sliced green onions and/or tortilla chips.

Source: Hellmann’s

Photos courtesy of Hellman’s and Family Features

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