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Do you still have a ton of turkey left from last week?  We like to take ours and freeze it in small portions but once we thaw it out, it gets kind of old just eating plain old turkey.

Safeway has come up with a great resource though to get you (and me) out of the humdrum Turkey rut.  They have a new area on their website called the Leftovers Lounge which has 20 innovative uses for staples such as turkey, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. (Plus other meats as well!)

If your turkey for Thanksgiving is already gone, remember these for Christmas leftovers.

The website has main course dishes and lots of side ideas, plus an exclusive 2-Hour Turkey recipe all in an effort to save you time and money!

They are so excited out this new feature that they are going to send one Southern Savers reader a $50 gift card to a Safeway family store.

These are not all over the south so, go here to find a Safeway family store near you.  If you don’t have a store near you then you can always give it to a friend who does!

To Enter: leave a great leftover tip, recipe, or comment!

This review is 100% my own opinion. Southern Savers received no compensation for the review or the giveaway. This Giveaway is sponsored by Safeway.

    • Tomika Holmes

      I love to take the leftover turkey and simply shredd it and add finely chopped grilled onions, garlic and BBQ sauce. I toast buns, put some pickles on it and then me and my boys DIG in!

    • My favorite leftover with Turkey is Turkey Tetrazzini!
      Its basically turkey, mushrooms, noodles, celery and parmesan. There are recipes allover the internet.
      But this is my favorite! We already ate all our leftovers.

      • Janet

        I tried this one year, but decided to stick to my Black Friday Pie! It was really good :) But not something we would do every year. The black friday pie is tradition in my house!

        • CouponNERD

          What is Black Friday pie? Do tell!

    • heather

      I love to take turkey and cranberry sauce and put it on butter french bread. Then I take it, dip in egg whites, and grill it on both sides. It is like a turkey Monte Cristo.

    • Jamie

      My favorite thing to do with leftover turkey is to make a turkey, egg, mushroom wrap.
      #1. lightly sprinkle hot sauce on cooked turkey and heat over medium heat until slightly brown in a skillet.
      #2. Crack eggs into skillet with turkey and stir constantly.
      #3. While eggs are cooking with turkey, chop portabella mushrooms into skillet and cook until done.
      #4. Put cooked turkey, egg, mushroom mixture into a whole wheat soft tortilla wrap. Add sour cream, mayo, lettuce, and chopped dill pickles.
      #5. ENJOY! :)

    • Amy B.

      I like Turkey Pot Pie – in fact I’m making it tonight!

    • Alison V.

      layer leftover mashed potatoes, green beans (or other veggie or veggie dish), meat/turkey, cheese, and cover with stuffing. then bake until the center is hot when you put a knife in it. add more cheese and enjoy!!!

    • Janet

      This one is convenietly called: “BLACK FRIDAY PIE”
      1 cup mashed potatoes
      1/2 cup cubed cooked turkey
      1/2 cup cooked cut green beans
      1/2 cup turkey gravy
      1 cup prepared stuffing
      2 tablespoons butter, melted
      1.Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Thoroughly grease a 9-inch glass pie plate.
      2.Spread mashed potatoes onto the bottom and up the sides of the greased pie plate. Fill potato crust with the turkey, green beans, and gravy. Smooth stuffing on top of the turkey and gravy to create a top crust.
      3.Brush top of pie with melted butter. Bake pie until stuffing is golden and crispy, about 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
      Once I get enough to make this pie, if there is any left over, I either make soup or toss it, bc after this pie we are all turkeyd out till xmas…

    • Lisa

      Substitute turkey for chicken in most chicken recipes to use the leftovers. I also love turkey pot pie.

    • Marsha

      We just make the turkey breast, so we usually only leftovers for one meal…which still makes the kid ask “turkey again?”

    • tiffany

      i love just plain ‘ol turkey sandwiches on fresh bread with mayo.

    • Jenna

      Well actually, I have never had alot of left overs. but i love me some turkey sandwiches and cranberry relish. yum yum

    • Cheri

      My favorite leftover recipe is stuffing mix, can of cream of mushroom soup, can of cream of chicken soup, turkey, and then topped with swiss cheese. Bake in over for about 30 minutes or so and it is awesome!

    • pharmSCgirl

      I love reheating all of the leftovers on black friday. Some stuff just taste so much better a day or two after it’s made.

    • Caroline

      It’s always hard to find recipes that I can use that will suit all of the taste buds of the tongues of my house. I think the Turkey Ribollita Soup will meet my husband’s tastes. It looks very promising, and since I’m getting over a cold, anything with chicken broth will be great for me. Thanks for sharing the website!


    • This year I made a “Turkey Club Ceasar Salad” with leftover turkey – basically romaine lettuce, cooked bacon, turkey, parmesan cheese, croutons, and creamy ceasar dressing. We enjoyed it a lot and it was different enough that we didn’t feel like we were stuck with “turkey AGAIN”!

    • Jennifer

      We always take the left overs, especially the dark meat and make a white TURKEY chili. Its so nice to eat any time of the day. Just find a white chicken chili recipe and use turkey instead!

    • Melissa

      I love to use leftover turkey in tortilla soup. Just substitute the turkey for the chicken in the recipe.

      Thanks for all you do Jenny! I appreciate the opportunity to win this gift card. I have family in California, and know that this gift card would make things easier for them this holiday.

    • Christin

      My family plain old leftover turkey sandwiches! The Black Friday Pie sounds like something I will try next time! :)

    • Tabitha

      I love turkey sandwiches on my mom’s homemade rolls! Just a roll (they are huge), turkey, mayo, salt, and pepper. Yum!

      On a side note, I didn’t know Tom Thumb stores are part of the Safeway family- I have one right down the road!

    • Kathy Price

      Turkey salad sandwiches! Yum!

    • emily

      making pot pies are great with the turkey and all those veggies

    • Tanya

      We freeze leftover veggies in small bags and then use them to make homemade soup.

    • Amy

      Try using your leftover turkey to replace chicken in your favorite chicken salad recipe!

    • A turkey panini with different cheese and spreads!

    • Lauren

      One of my favorites is a turkey orzo soup. I just saute some carrots and onions in olive oil w/ a sprinkle of celery salt (I always seem to be throwing away celery when I buy it). Throw in some chicken broth and turkey, then after it comes to boiling, some orzo.

    • Emily

      I take my leftover turkey, chop it up, and substitute it for chicken to make a pot pie!

    • Mel

      2 words: turkey salad. yum!!!

    • Heather Robinson

      We always do turkey tetrazzini the day after Thanksgiving for dinner. It has become a tradition.

    • Our favorite is a Turkey Panini with leftover turkey, sliced pear, cheddar cheese and dijon mustard. My husband always says it’s party in your mouth with this flavor combination.

    • Turkey Noodle Soup from allrecipes.com

    • Christie Bucchino

      I made my own version of turkey tetrazzini that incorporated all the veggies we had leftover from our veggie tray back-up. It was so good, my husband and daughter insist that I add this to our regular rotation of recipes!

    • tahsha

      Shephards pie for mashed potatoes and turkey noodle soup for turkey.

    • Jinny

      We turn our leftovers into Thanksgiving Pizza.

      We use a Tortilla but I guess you could use pizza crust too.
      Gravy is the sauce, then top with turkey and stuffing and Maple Carrots and don’t forget the Mozzarella Cheese. Put it in the oven at 400 untill it looks good and melty. (about 8-10minutes). Our gravy comes out a little sweet so it is extra good on the pizza.

    • Denise-GC

      Turkey flavored RICE

    • Summer

      My son loves Goldfish crackers!

    • Michelle

      I wish all of these comments had been here yesterday. I just threw away a big plate of leftover turkey last night. :(

      My husband isn’t a big leftovers fan, but I should’ve transformed the turkey into new and exciting dishes!

    • Sherry

      We always make turkey salad sandwiches with our leftovers.

    • gale beth Rice

      My all-time favorite soup. Great color, spicy flavor & oh-so-good-for-you!
      Turkey & Squash Soup
      2T Canola oil
      2 leeks (can sub. onions)
      3 cloves garlic, minced
      4c chicken broth
      1 1/2 lb butternut squash, cubed
      2T chopped fresh thyme (or 3/4tsp ground)
      1 1/2tsp ground cumin
      2 1/2c cooked, cubed turkey
      2c frozen corn
      2T lime juice
      1/2tsp crushed red pepper
      salt & fresh ground pepper
      Cook leeks & pepper in hot oil about 10 min. Add garlic & cook 1 min. Stir in broth, squash, thyme & cumin. Cover & bring to a boil. Reduce heat & gently simmer about 10 min. Add turkey, corn, lime juice & crushed red pepper. Gently warm ’til heated through. Salt & pepper to taste. ENJOY!

    • plm

      We like to take some crescent rolls form them into a circle, then fill with leftover turkey, cranberries & cheese and then roll them into a wreath. Bake for 20 minutes or so and out comes a Cranberry Turkey wreath!

      Side note: There’s a Safeway near where I work and they have good meat deals and I love that they double up to $.99!

    • I love turkey sandwiches and I didn’t get a single one this year. I might have to make a turkey just to get that after-Thanksgiving treat!

      In the past when I’ve had lots of turkey, I’ve found the key to not getting bored is to have different kinds of meals – you’ve covered traditional “American,” then try turkey quesadillas or turkey tortilla soup, curried turkey, turkey salad sandwich, grilled cheese w/ turkey. Make the plate look different and it won’t feel like the same meal.

      Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Mary

      Nothing is better than leftover turkey. The whole family enjoys it! I usually just use turkey in my family’s favorite casseroles in place of chicken when we have leftovers. Also, the dogs love the turkey bones and make sure there is nothing left on them! We certainly don’t let anything go to waste.

    • Marti

      This year I made a cajun flavored turkey breast along with our big turkey. I took those leftovers and made a “cajun” fettucine alfredo. The kids didn’t even know they were eating turkey!

    • Stacey W

      I love plain old Turkey sandwiches too!

    • Michele

      http://www.myrecipes.com has a complete list of the Southern Living and Cooking Light recipes. I love to go there for leftover ideas.

    • Lizel

      I love turkey sandwiches, too!

    • Jess

      Turkey Pot Pie! I take leftover turkey, cut it into chunks and add cubed potatoes, carrots, celery (or whatever other veggies I have leftover). I make a nice thick gravy for inside using leftover turkey gravy and cover it with pie dough. It is quick and delicious!

    • Alisa

      I took all my turkey pieces,mashed potatoes,and threw in a can of chicken/wild rice soup.topped it with shredded cheese and baked until warm.It was goooood!!

    • Kelly

      Turkey Stromboli :) I take a can of refrigerated pizza crust, spread it out on a cookie sheet, then cut equal strips on both sides about 2 inches into the center of the dough. Then I spread the dough with some tomato sauce, leftover turkey, black olives, spinach, mushrooms, and cheese. Then I fold the strips on both sides of the dough into the center and roll up the ends. Brush with milk and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. YUM!

    • Turkey hash in the morning with hot coffee! Yum.

    • katie in VA

      Hot Turkey sandwiches with fresh white bread, cranberry sauce and gravy, – icky, gooey, YUM!

    • kelly joy

      We love Mexican Food! After eating holiday food- I create turkey enchilada’s!

    • Trisha

      I like to reuse the dinner rolls and cranberry sauce in a “french toast” casserole the next morning. It’s yummy and it gets rid of non turkey leftovers.

    • staceface

      Boiling the turkey bones with some meat on it for turkey noodle soup.

    • Denise

      I make delicious turkey salad with my leftover turkey and eat it on a toasted english muffin…yummm!

    • Elena

      Instead of chicken and rice I do turkey and rice. its really yummy if done right.

    • Teresa-QOCD

      our leftovers are delivered to homebound folks.

    • CouponNERD

      Fry up the turkey and gravy and make a hot sandwich with it!

    • Kristen

      Toasted turkey sandwich with mayo, tomato, and crumbled goat cheese is my favorite leftover.

    • Mina

      Wow! Time flies! I just realized that tonight’s turkey soup made one solid week of turkey for dinner. I roasted turkey #3 last night, and intended to go out to buy “just one more” today, but family commitments kept me home. The past week and a half has just been one long round of making and remaking all of our standard Thanksgiving dishes. Yes, even multiple batches of the veggies and pies. Much of it was sent out the door to others who would have missed having a Thanksgiving dinner, but we’ve definitely had a plentiful share, ourselves.

      The plans for part of this last turkey WERE to turn part of it into a turkey/broccoli/cheese/rice casserole, and part into potpie. Now that I’ve read the comments, my mouth is thinking about making a pizza crust and creating that yummy sounding stromboli, and a batch of enchiladas.

      Thank you Safeway and the readers who contributed ideas to make my mouth water!

    • Suzanne

      We make easy turkey wraps out of all the meat we can get off the bones. Then we boil the bones to get everything else of, take everything out that is inedible and make fantastic turkey veggie soup. Even my kids eat it up!

    • Deanna G.

      I don’t really have any good recipes or tips but I know my mom likes to make turkey salads & sandwiches with her leftovers! :)

    • RM

      we make turkey pot pie just make your own pie crust or use pillsbury’s in the (refrigerator section) place pie crust in pie plate in a bowl combine the following
      cubed turkey 1 or 2 cups as much as you like
      1 can cream of chicken soup
      1 can mixed vegetables
      1 small diced onion
      a splash of milk
      mix together place in pie shell top with remaining pie crust
      bake in preheated 350 oven for 55 min Enjoy!

    • mary

      I’m excited for all the new recipes above! Our favorite way to use up leftover turkey is to make turkey salad sandwiches. The flavor of the turkey just makes it so much more satisfying than chicken salad!

    • Michele

      Leftovers? Every year I plan to try a couple of recipes for leftover turkey, but we never have any leftover! Next year I’ll just have to make two.

    • Audrey

      I try to take great pains to be sure nothing is wasted from Thanksgiving in our house. The turkey carcass and bones make wonderful, nutritious broth when slow cooked with some cut up onions and celery (salt and pepper to taste). Whenever we have spiral-cut ham for the holidays, we save this bone also – the perfect base for split-pea soup!

    • We are always away from home with the extended family for the holidays. So we never really get to use the leftovers for great dishes like these. (I do have a turkey in the freezer and will use it to make some of my favorites.

    • Since thanksgiving is my favorite meal of all I’m not usually on the look out for creative uses of leftovers- I’m happy to eat it the traditional way til it’s all gone.

    • Larissa

      I love turkey tettrizenni. Sorry I didn’t spell it right

    • Gini

      My mom came over on Saturday after Thanksgiving and fixed an awesome “leftovers casserole” for us! She pulled out all of the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn and gravy and layered them like a spectacular harvest lasagna, topped it with cheese and served it to us with extra gravy, the leftover cranberry sauce on the side and a smorgasbord of leftover desserts with coffee to finish. My fridge is officially cleaned out! Yay for Mom!

    • Diane

      In our house there is never much left over, but always enough for a big pot of turkey noodle soup. How good on a cold day!

    • Karlie

      I love having a “second Thanksgiving” on the Sunday after. We gather all of our family and eat all the leftovers and enjoy each other again!

    • Melody Carpenter

      We don’t have a lot of leftovers…just enough for turkey sandwiches the next day for lunch!

    • Emily E.

      I’m (GASP!) not a fan of turkey at all. We usually do a Thanksgiving ham- which makes great sandwiches the next day with rolls if there are any left over.

    • Jason

      three words: turkey pot pie

    • christin

      We always do a Turkey Pot Pie:) What a great giveaway! Thanks!
      christinbanda at yahoo dot com

    • Anita Shipley

      Turkey sandwiches.

    • Robin

      Turkey pot pie and ham salad.

    • My family likes to use it with a bag of hashbrown potatoes, cream of chicken, cream of celery, cup of sour cream, stick of butter, and cupe of cheddar cheese.

      Unfortunatley, we don’t have leftover turkey due to traveling this week.