This turkey curry recipe is great for using up Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers. It’s healthy and quick to make so perfect for the busy holiday season!
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We eat a lot of curry. It’s one of our favourite easy dinners and there’s so many different variations that it never feels boring even if we’ve had it a couple of times in a week.
Whether it’s a quick veggie curry in a pressure cooker or a healthy salmon version that’s perfect for the warmer time of year it always makes a filling dinner. This leftover turkey curry recipe uses a simple base which works perfectly for any meat or vegetables but I love making a big batch of it just after Christmas to use up all our leftovers.
I realised the other day that it’s less than ten weeks until Christmas. Can you believe that?! This year has gone scarily fast but I am so excited for Christmas!
My parents are coming over for Christmas this year so we’re going to be cooking our first ever Christmas dinner. Once the day is over we’re going to need something to do with those turkey leftovers which is where this leftover turkey curry comes in.
Ingredients you need to make this leftover turkey curry:
- Chilli Powder
- Cinnamon Stick
- Chopped Tomatoes
- Leftover Turkey
When I was a kid my parents and I used to go to stay with their friends for new year every year and they would always serve a delicious turkey curry made from their Christmas dinner turkey.
A turkey curry recipe is always a great one to have on hand as it’s such a great way to use up leftover meat and you can easily bulk it up with veg if you don’t have much left.
Of course, here in the UK we really only have one turkey occasion every year and it honestly doesn’t get much of a look in the rest of the year round.
I kind of think that’s a shame because I think turkey is a bit of an underrated meat, what do you think? And if you’re in the US this recipe will be equally perfect for your Thanksgiving leftovers!
If you fancy trying out some of my other curry recipes then find them all here!
Tips for making this leftover turkey curry:
- This recipe is for four but it’s so easy to multiply so if you made yourself a huge turkey for Christmas (which I really hope you did) then you can easily make yourself a huge batch of turkey curry with your leftovers.
- This recipe is totally customisable. If you’ve got any other veg that needs using up just chuck it in there, if you have a different meat like lamb or chicken leftover instead then use that. You can easily make this your own.
Quick & Easy Leftover Turkey Curry
This turkey curry recipe is great for using up Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers. It's healthy and quick to make so perfect for the busy holiday season!
Heat the oil over a medium heat and add the turmeric, ginger and garlic. Cook until fragrant. Add the cumin, coriander, chilli powder and cinnamon stick and cook for another couple of minutes.
Add the onion, pepper and chilli and fry until softened. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and add the cooked meat. Simmer until the sauce is thickened and the meat is heated through. Serve with rice.
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WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS LEFTOVER TURKEY CURRY?
If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!