Nov. 24, 2017—Having Thanksgiving leftovers doesn't mean you're destined for
weeks of turkey sandwiches. Instead, make a plan for creative and delicious
Start with safety
The right prep is key. Cut the turkey off the bone. Refrigerate the meat
within two hours of the turkey coming out of the oven.
Leftover turkey will last in the refrigerator for four days. If you're
not going to use it right away, place it in freezer bags or airtight containers
and put it in the freezer. Frozen leftover turkey will be good indefinitely,
but will start to lose its flavor and dry out after four months.
Packaging leftover turkey in meal-sized or recipe-sized portions can make
future preparation much easier. And remember to check the internal temperature
of the meat when reheating it. Use a food thermometer and aim for at least
Think beyond the sandwich
This recipe offers a fresh take on turkey. Enjoy!
Turkey fajitas with baby spinach and red peppers
View step-by-step instructions