When I think of comfort food, I think of this easy curried turkey recipe. It’s delicious, warm, and feeds a crowd. Plus, it’s a terrific recipe for the holidays. One of the main ingredients is leftover turkey. Win-win! Did I mention it’s also very easy to make? Read on, everyone, to learn how to make one of my favorite recipes of all time.
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When I was growing up, this recipe was a holiday favorite. My parents enjoyed entertaining large groups, so I have many happy memories of passing this dish around a table filled with dear family and friends. I’ve scaled the recipe down slightly, although it still feeds 8-10 people. Now that my husband and I are empty-nesters, we don’t need to make the huge quantities of food we used to. If we do host a family gathering, this is definitely a favorite meal to serve our guests.
Ingredients for Easy Curried Turkey
1 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons butter, margarine or vegetable oil
3 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 cup milk
2 cups sour cream
1 to 1 1/2 pounds cooked, cubed turkey or chicken
Slivered almonds for garnish, toasted (optional)
Parsley for garnish (optional)
Directions for Easy Curried Turkey
Toast almonds and set aside.
Cook onion in butter, margarine or vegetable oil until tender, but not brown.
Add soup, milk, and curry powder. Heat and stir until the mixture is smooth.
Add cubed turkey or chicken and heat through. Just before serving, add sour cream. Cook until mixture is hot, but don’t boil. Garnish with toasted almonds and parsley, if desired.
Serve over rice, leftover mashed potatoes, or mashed cauliflower.
Easy Curried Turkey
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 tbsp butter, margarine or vegetable oil
- 3 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 to 1½ pounds cooked, cubed turkey or chicken
- ⅛ cup slivered almonds for garnish (optional)
- 1 tsp dried parsley for garnish (optional)
- Toast almonds and set aside, if using.
- Cook onion in butter, margarine or vegetable oil until tender, but not brown.
- Add soup, milk and curry powder. Heat and stir until mixture is smooth.
- Add cubed turkey or chicken and heat through.
- Just before serving, add sour cream. Cook until mixture is hot, but don’t boil.
- Garnish with toasted almonds and parsley, if desired.
- Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, or mashed cauliflower.
One of the Most-Used Small Kitchen Appliances
Although people do cook rice in an instant pot, one of my most-used small kitchen appliances is my trusty rice cooker. I received it as a Christmas present years ago, and it has served me well. I love being able to put the ingredients in and let it do its thing while I prepare the rest of the meal. Here’s one similar to mine:
I will admit, I have not jumped on the instant pot bandwagon yet. If I didn’t have all of the other small kitchen appliances which work so well for me, such as my crockpot, I might consider it. One thing holding me back is I like to have dinner ready for me when I arrive home from work. I don’t want to scurry around putting ingredients in an instant pot, no matter how quickly it will cook the meal. I like to put the ingredients into my crockpot the night before and refrigerate the dish overnight. Before I go to work the next morning, I put the crockpot on low to simmer all day. Am I alone in this? If you are a big instant pot fan, I’d be happy to learn about your experiences. You just might convince me to take the plunge!
What Are Your Favorite Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers?
I know I’m not the only person out there who loves to find new ways to use leftovers from holiday meals. What are your favorite ways to use leftover food from holiday meals? I’d enjoy learning what your go-to strategies are.
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