One of the nicest things about roasting a turkey is that the leftovers are just as tasty as the first
slices…cooked and ready to go into the most succulent main dishes. Turkey can be used in place of
chicken in almost any recipe. However, it is important that the cooked turkey is cared for properly.
Remove the stuffing and carve the extra turkey meat from the bones. Leftover turkey should be stored in
shallow containers and refrigerated or frozen within two hours of cooking.
Use cooked turkey and stuffing within 3 or 4 days and gravy in 1 to 2 days. Cooked turkey keeps for 3 to 4
months in the freezer. When using leftovers, reheat thoroughly to 165° F, or until hot and steaming.
Marinades, such as vinegar and oil bases, Worcestershire sauce, or citrus bases add flavor and moisture
to a very low-fat turkey product. To avoid overcooking, we urge our customers to use care when cooking
boneless, skinless thigh or breast meat, such as fillets, cubed steaks, and ground turkey breast.
After you have enjoyed these gourmet delights, we suggest you use the remaining bones and tidbits to
create a delicious, full-bodied soup stock!