Monday, March 12, 2012

Easy Creamed Turkey Over Toast ~ Tasty Way to Use Leftover Turkey or Chicken

Thanksgiving isn't the only time of year that we eat turkey.  Turkey is an economical, tasty choice anytime of year.  We get the most mileage out of each turkey by using every last bit! 

This recipe that I'm going to share with you is one of my favorite ways to use the last of the turkey.  
This easy recipe is hearty and delicious!  If you don't have a turkey, you can substitute chicken (even canned chicken if you're in a really big hurry) and canned broth.  The recipe will still taste delicious!

1) Dice approximately 2 cups of turkey.
Collect the jelled broth.  I seem to always
come up with about 2 cups.

2) Whisk 2 cups of milk with 1/4 to 1/3 cup of flour.
Blend until all lumps are gone.

3) Melt jellied broth over medium heat in a heavy
stockpan or sauce pan.
Add salt and pepper to taste.  I start with 1 tsp of salt
and 1/4 tsp pepper.

4) Heat mixture over medium heat,
stirring often, until bubbly and thickened.

5) Add package of frozen mixed vegetables (approximately
2 cups) and diced turkey.
Continue cooking over medium heat until mixture is again
thick and bubbly. Be sure to stir often to
avoid sticking and burning.

6) Toast french bread (or bread of your choice)
under broiler.   Watch carefully to avoid burning.

7) Pour creamed turkey over toasted bread.
Serve with a salad for a delicious meal!


  1. Definitely looks better than any of the stuff the military served over a slice of toast.
    Bookmarked this to try at a later date!

    1. Thanks Linda! I think it's pretty good! Hope you like it!

  2. I can only seem to afford turkey at Thanksgiving but this year I did get a couple extra. I wish I had thought to cream it like this. Creamed anything is good and this looks wonderful!

    1. Thanks Becky! I think creamed anything is good too and a way to make something "fancy". It's one of my go-to methods!

  3. Like Becky said, creamed anything is good! This looks delicious. We still have a turkey in the freezer, we usually like to get an extra while they are on thanksgiving 'sale' and have one again mid year. I'll be putting THIS recipe on the must do list!!!

    1. Awesome! I'm glad you're going to give it a try!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I bookmarked this recipe in case I have some chicken leftover. This looks delicious! I suppose this sauce will work as well with fish!

    1. Thanks Mamatkamal! I think it would really work with any combination, even a vegetarian version by substituting the meat and milk products.

      Do let us know how it works for you?


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