Turkey and Leftovers and Dressing/Stuffing…With Variations
This recipe works with whatever turkey and vegetable leftovers you might have in your refrigerator. Even Brussels sprouts!
4 cups cornbread stuffing (see note below if you don’t have any stuffing)
½ – 1 cup (approximately) turkey or chicken stock
1 – 1 ½ cups (approximately) evaporated milk
1 cup cooked turkey, preferably dark meat, but white is fine too.
1 zucchini, cooked and sliced
1 cup green beans, cooked
½ cup kale, cooked and diced
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease or spray an 8” x 8” pan
- In a bowl, combine the stuffing, ½ cup of stock, and ½ cup of evaporated milk. It should be very moist, but not mushy or wet. Place ½ of the stuffing into the prepared pan
- On top of the stuffing, layer on the turkey, zucchini, green beans, and kale. If you only have one or two of these vegetables, that’s fine. It’s all about the leftovers
- Add the remaining stuffing on top of the turkey and vegetables, and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until heated through and the top is a bit browned
Makes 4-6 servings
NOTE #1: This is moister if you make this with uncooked stuffing, and follow the recipe above. It will bake in 40-60 minutes
NOTE #2: What if you don’t have corn bread stuffing. You can make some. Here’s how:
1 corn bread (from 8” x 8” pan), dried a bit and crumbled by hand (leave it out overnight). See recipe on www.chefbill.com
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, peeled and minced
3 celery stalks, finely diced
3-4 sliced of bread, dried out, or at least left out overnight
2-3 cups turkey or chicken stock
3-4 tablespoons Bell’s Seasoning (or other sage-based poultry seasoning)
salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease or spray a 9” x 13” pan
- Heat a large skillet over a medium heat. When it’s heated, add the olive oil, then the celery and onions. Sauté until the onions are slightly golden, and the celery loses its crunch, approximately 10-15 minutes. Let the vegetables cool down, for 10-15 minutes.
- Combine all of the ingredients except the eggs. When the mixture starts to stick together, season to taste. This will probably take what seems to be a lot of the Bell’s seasoning, but you want it to be very flavorful.
- When it is well seasoned, mix in the eggs. Place this into the prepared pan, and bake at 350˚ for approximately 30-45 minutes, until it’s golden brown on top and cooked through