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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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:

 

Cornbread Stuffing

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

2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease or spray a 9” x 13” pan

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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