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!
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.
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. 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!
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!
- 3 tbsp Oil
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tbsp Ginger grated
- 2 cloves Garlic crushed
- 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
- 1 tbsp Ground Coriander
- 2 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 Onion thinly sliced
- 1 Pepper roughly chopped
- 1 Chilli split in half lengthways
- 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
- 400-500 g Cooked Turkey Meat
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.
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!