Holiday season means lots of food and lots of leftovers. But no worries; there are a million ways to use leftover turkey without having to eat the same dish all week. The possibilities are endless with sandwiches, salads, casseroles, and soups like turkey dumplings to feed your family you’ll run out of turkey before you run out of recipes.
Turkey Dumplings Recipe
You may be wondering what to do with all that leftover turkey. Well, turkey and dumplings can be used for a variety of dishes besides sandwiches. That turkey won’t go to waste because you can make a delicious, comforting bowl of turkey dumplings and have enough leftover for another day. If you want to be thrifty, you can even freeze the leftovers for a later time. They will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
To Reheat The Turkey Dumplings
Reheating the turkey dumplings soup is easy. Just empty the frozen soup into a pot with a lid and turn the stove to med-low heat to let it heat up slowly. You don’t want it to boil because the dumplings are soft and tend to disintegrate when boiled. The soup can also be reheated in the microwave.
What You Can Add to the Turkey Dumplings
The turkey dumplings recipe is very simple and most of the ingredients will already be in your kitchen. It is very fast and convenient to make and is so nice to enjoy on a cool fall day. Sitting in front of a crackling fire with a hot, steaming bowl of turkey dumplings soup is about as good as it gets. A warm cozy spot and some delicious comfort food make the day perfect.
To add some flavor to perk it up after reheating you can add your favorite vegetables like peas, carrots, and pearl onions. Broccoli makes a good addition as well. You can also add some additional seasonings to spice things up a little. Some chili powder or cayenne pepper will give it a smokey kick. Turkey and dumplings is a dish that gets better and better the longer it simmers. Simmer the soup in a crock pot set to low heat while you run errands and it will be ready to eat when you get home.
You'll want to save this turkey dumplings recipe for later use. Warm, delicious soup on a cold day is nice to look forward to. Keep this in the freezer so you can have soup anytime you want. It’s a great way to use up your leftover turkey without it getting boring.
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- Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 pound cooked, chopped turkey meat
- 3 cups water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 (12 ounce) package refrigerated biscuit dough
- Place the turkey, water, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until a broth has formed.
- Spread flour on a medium cutting board or other flat surface.
- Roll out biscuit dough and cut it into 1×2 inch pieces.
- Drop the pieces into the broth and cook over low heat approximately 15 minutes. Serve in shallow bowls for a hearty stew-like soup.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 35