Healthy leftover turkey recipe with roasted vegetables for clean eating, dairy-free and gluten-free meal option for the whole family.
Have you found yourself wondering what to do with leftover turkey meat? While there is nothing wrong to turn it into turkey sandwiches, but actually there are so many recipes we can use to revamp the leftover turkey. Just like this Baked Rice With Leftover Turkey, an easy meal but perfect for a main dish or even side dish with only staple ingredients from the pantry.
For another easy but tasty meal, mix the turkey meat with roasted vegetables. It is even better to cook everything in one pan, no need to spend lots of times to prepare it and of course easy to clean it. For this recipe, I use fall season veggies, but you can use any vegetables you like.
This Leftover Turkey With Roasted Vegetables is excellent for meal prep. The addition of pumpkin seed adds a crunchy texture, overall it is a light meal but filling and healthy.
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts
- 1 medium-size sweet potato
- 1 purple onion
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup shelled pumpkin seed
- 1 bunch kale
- 2 cup or more of cubed turkey meat
Preheat the oven to 425° F, prepare the sheet pan and line it with parchment paper.
Peel and cube the sweet potato, halve the Brussel sprouts and slice the purple onion. Put the veggies on the sheet pan.
Sprinkle salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and oil, mix it up.
Roast it in the oven for 20 minutes, take the pan out of the oven.
Add chopped kale, cubed turkey meat, and pumpkin seed. Use the spatula to mix it up.
Put the pan back to the oven, roast it for another 5 minutes.
What I like about this sheet pan leftover turkey is that I don’t spend too much time in the kitchen to prepare a good meal for the family. I usually have pre-cut veggies in the fridge, so I just throw everything on the pan when I make this meal.
For another leftover turkey for meal prep, I love this Turkey Veggies Croquette, I can make bunches of it, and keep it in the freezer as an individual serving size. Whenever I need a quick lunch, I just take one croquette and warm it up in the toaster oven on 400° F for 5-10 minutes.
Do you have any favorite recipe to revamp the turkey leftover other than sandwiches? Please add a comment below.