Leftover Turkey Stew with veggies, a hearty and comforting dish to warm one's soul. Transform the leftover turkey into a delicious meal that the whole family can enjoy. It's quick, and easy to make, and on the table in under 30 minutes.
Leftovers don't have to translate into waste after rather scrumptious feasts. They can be turned into brand-new dishes that will pamper your taste buds as well as the roast itself did. And leftover turkey can be inevitable after Thanksgiving or Christmas - if you want more recipes, check my Leftover Recipes post.
Stews are my absolute favourite dishes to cook. Most of them can cooked in one pot, thus saving us cleaning lots of dishes, and pretty much any veggie can be thrown in, making it a wholesome meal for absolutely everyone.
I love a good bowl of stew with homemade soda bread - it's one of the most comforting food to have on a cold autumn or winter's day. Not to mention how cheap the whole dish ends up being.
So, all in all, this is a meal you want to have on your weekly menu - as turkey isn't the only option here, pretty much any other leftover meat works: chicken, beef, ham, pork or lamb.
- leftover turkey - this can come either from a whole cooked turkey, a turkey crown or turkey drumsticks
- onion - I used regular onion, but red or shallots are also ok
- garlic - use as little or as much you like - garlic is amazing!
- carrots - root veggies are the absolute best in stews
- potatoes - any kind
- celery stalks - they give a nice texture to the stew
- tomato puree - adds colour and a natural sweetness to the dish
- stock / broth - I usually go for chicken stock, but anything goes
- oil - for frying the onion
- salt & pepper - to taste
- dill - for garnishing - it can be swapped for parsley if you wish
Step-by-step photos and instructions
- heat up the oil in a large pot, peel and chop the onion, and add it to the pot
- fry it on a medium heat until golden
- add the peeled and chopped garlic, carrots, celery and potatoes, and give it a good stir
- add the leftover turkey cut into cubes, pour over the stock, and place a lid on the pot
- leave it to cook until the veggies are tender
- add the tomato puree, season with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh parsley
You can add any other veggies you have around: peppers, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, etc. Beans can also make a great addition to this stew.
Any leftover stew can be stored into an air-tight container and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days without any problem.
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Leftover Turkey Stew
- 1 ½ cup leftover turkey, cubed
- 1 onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 celery sticks
- 1 carrot
- 3 potatoes
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 cups chicken stock / broth
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill ( or parsley)
- In a large pot, heat up the oil on a medium heat, add the peeled and chopped onion, and fry until golden.
- Add the peeled and chopped garlic, carrot, potatoes, and celery stalks, and give it a good stir.
- Throw in the cubed turkey and stock, place a lid on, and leave it to cook until the veggies are tender.
- Add the tomato puree, season well with salt and pepper, and add the freshly-chopped dill.
- Serve hot.
- You can add any other veggies you have around: peppers, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, etc. Beans can also make a great addition to this stew.
- Any leftover stew can be stored into an air-tight container and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days without any problem.