Leftover turkey stroganoff

Leftover turkey stroganoff


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About this recipe: This is a warm, creamy dish that's perfect for using up all the leftover turkey meat on Boxing Day! Serve with rice or just crusty bread and salad. You can easily use this recipe with leftover chicken, too.

Ita County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 mushrooms, cleaned and sliced (optional)
  • 100ml white wine
  • 500 to 700g leftover breast and brown turkey meat
  • 3 to 4 spring onions
  • 1 (284 ml) carton double cream
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons Dijon or wholegrain mustard
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed
  • salt and pepper
  • a few sprigs fresh parsley, chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Heat the oil and a knob of butter in a deep sided frying pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat until lightly browned and soft. Stir in mushrooms and cook until softened.
  2. Pour in the wine and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes before turning the heat down to low. Stir in the turkey, spring onions, cream, mustard and thyme and continue to cook gently for another 5 or 10 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh parsley.

Serving suggestion

Delicious served with white, brown or wild rice and a crisp green salad on the side. If you need a quicker fix, serve on a toasted baguette.

Use for leftovers

You can freeze any leftovers or use as the filling in a savoury pie.

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Reviews (3)


I cooked this for my family as a post Christmas leftover clearance and everyone enjoyed it very much. As one of the party was Gluten-free this worked perfectly. My only gripe would be that it was a bit too creamy, so if I find a way around this I'll be sure to post a tweak. - 17 Jan 2015


Yummy, you must try! - 28 Dec 2014


It's good - 06 Dec 2014

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