My 10lb turkey came out amazing..I am the next Betty Crocker. Everything was timed just right and we were ALL happy, but what to do w. the leftovers?? Here are a few ideas that I am going to try.....
CREAMY TURKEY PIE...
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2/3 cup half-and-half
- 3 to 4 cups diced turkey
- 1 tablespoon chopped pimiento
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups biscuit baking mix
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1/3 cup milk
In a skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion and celery; saute, stirring, until tender. Blend in the flour, salt, and pepper, stirring and cooking until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add chicken broth, stirring constantly. Add milk, stirring. Continue cooking, stirring, until mixture is thickened. Add remaining filling ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue stirring and cooking gently for about 30 seconds. Pour filling into an 11 1/2 x 7 1/2-inch baking dish. Keep warm in the oven while making the biscuit topping.
In a bowl, combine the baking mix, shortening, and milk. Stir with a fork to make a soft dough. Shape into a smooth ball on a floured surface and knead about 5 times. Pat dough into a rectangle about 11x7-inches to fit baking dish. Cut 4 to 6 slits in top of the dough then carefully fit over the hot filling. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, until topping is browned and filling is bubbly.
TURKEY AND RICE CASSEROLE
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 2 to 3 cups cooked diced turkey
- 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed Cheddar cheese soup
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs tossed with 2 to 3 teaspoons melted butter
Heat oil and butter in a heavy skillet; sauté chopped onion and celery until tender. In a large bowl, combine cooked rice, peas, turkey, soup, milk, mustard, salt, and sautéed onion and celery. Transfer to a 2-quart shallow baking dish; top with buttered breadcrumbs. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, or until heated through.
Turkey and rice recipe serves 4 to 6.