The day after Thanksgiving everyone is usually okay with heating up leftovers to eat. After the initial heat up though everyone starts passing up the turkey and sides and goes straight to looking through the fridge and cupboards for something to eat. I don’t want the leftover foods to go to waste so I try to get creative and make a new recipe. This crock pot turkey noodle soup only takes two additional ingredients to turn the leftovers into a new dish. Here is how I do it:
- 1 cup of turkey gravy
- 2 cups of cooked turkey, chopped into bite size pieces
- vegetables (green beans, corn, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, whatever you have leftover)
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 1 bag of egg noodles, cooked
In a 3 – 4 quart crock pot mix the turkey gravy and chicken broth. Whisk until totally incorporated. Add the turkey and vegetables. Cook on low for 4 – 5 hours or on high for 2 – 2 1/2 hours. The last 15 minutes of cook time add the cooked egg noodles and stir to incorporate. Serve with muffins made from leftover dressing or stuffing.
Now let’s see what you have to share. How do you use your Thanksgiving leftovers to make a new dish in the crock pot? Here are a couple of guidelines for participating:
- Share a crock pot recipe. I know you do a lot of great things with Thanksgiving leftovers on the stove top and in the oven, but share with us what it is that you make in the crock pot.
- Make sure it is a link to your direct post and not to your home page. This way everyone will be able to find the recipe forever.
- Don’t forget to mention that you shared your recipe here and link back to this post (just good blogger etiquette).
- This is a way for all of us to meet other crock pot lovers so have fun!