Make ahead meals with turkey
December 21, 2019 4:52 AM   Subscribe

Howdy. I am a roasting a turkey this weekend not for holiday purposes but because I am bad at cooking and as a result bad at eating. Need make ahead recipes that use turkey, can be frozen, and work for a single person.

To make things more complicated, I am off dairy for health reasons. The idea is that I will use my newly roasted turkey to make a bunch of large dishes or things that I can cut into single portions and freeze to give myself a healthier 2020. These need to be easy and tasty. Hive mind, whatcha got?
posted by Bella Donna to Food & Drink (3 answers total)
Hi! First, I absolutely love alton browns spachcock turkey roast with a dry brine. It produces way better turkey than any other meal. this isn't the full episode, but it's right!

Turkey chili is really good. So is turkey noodle soup. I love frozen soups.
Turkey-and-potatoes-and-squash is also a favorite of mine.
posted by bbqturtle at 8:55 AM on December 21, 2019

I think Thai and pseudo-Thai recipes (pad thai or a salad like this) are pretty good with turkey. You could cut a lot of turkey up into strips and freeze that-- maybe with the marinade-- to be assembled before eating. Or just make the recipe and freeze single servings, although I'm not sure I would freeze the more delicate ingredients like glass noodles.
posted by BibiRose at 8:58 AM on December 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

I'm roasting a turkey after Christmas (lots of family in town) and am looking forward to turkey enchiladas with the leftovers. We also usually make turkey tetrazzini casserole, both of which should freeze nicely.
posted by sarajane at 5:39 AM on December 22, 2019

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