Tuscan Parmesan Turkey a perfect solution for leftovers

November 23, 2018

Tuscan Parmesan Turkey uses just a few ingredients to transform your leftover Thanksgiving poultry into a delicious new dish.

After the last casserole is properly prepped, handled and cooked, after the perfect table setting is tucked and placed, after the last fork, dish and glass find its home on the holiday table and after the last word to everyone gathered is uttered, we are left with a sense of accomplishment where gratitude and graciousness can be fully expressed and the power of “let’s eat” has begun and words fall to silence.

Thanksgiving, a venerable holiday and much beloved by Americans. I’m proud we still take the time to be thankful for all that we have and so grateful we have the freedom to spend the holidays any way we please, whether it be traditional or something a bit unusual, however our hearts allow.

What so proudly we hail, our sorrows and thoughts, we prevail.

I am in my glory as I count the days before the big day arrives. I think it means a little more this year as my youngest has moved away for now. He’s a man and all that remains is the sting of memories of times past. Thankful for them all, I am grappling for a plan to face this new chapter where I am to be strong, let go and watch all the mothering recycle into a new life he can’t wait to live.

No matter how long we linger at the table, with the glances and smiles we exchange, it won’t be long enough. The anticipation is exciting, something to look forward to, but I miss him already.

I could go on and on with the sentiments and all the “feels” and I know that many of you have already waded through this part of life when the kids flap their wings and fly away, but I won’t. I have too much to be thankful for and I have a great recipe to share.

With any family gathering there’s always leftover food, but Thanksgiving particularly can be an “excess” fest that even the most accomplished cook might have trouble managing.

Tuscan Parmesan Turkey is a comfortable contrast from the “big day’s” feast. You’ll hardly recognize you had that same turkey a day or two before. The flavors are strong and comforting and very few will notice the great ingenuity in preparing such a delicious meal.


2 cups pulled turkey V2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 cup Parmesan cheese

2 cloves garlic V2 stick butter

2 cups prepared flat noodles In a large skillet, melt the butter and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the cream bring to boil for one minute. Add the parmesan. Stir until mixed. Add the turkey, pasta, and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix well. Serve.

Janet McCormlck Is the author of “10-Minute Meals-arid owner of Let’s Eat In Huntington. She lives In Lawrence County, Ohio. She can be reached at 304-654-2003 or www.10-mlnutemeals.com.

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