Thanksgiving Lunch Recipes: Turkey Soup and Turkey Sandwiches

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For a different twist for Thanksgiving lunches that still include the most important part of Thanksgiving: Turkey; Try these recipes!

Creamed Turkey

  • 7 c. cooked chopped turkey
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • Onion, to taste
  • ¾ c. mayonnaise
  • ½ to ¾ lb Velveeta cheese

Mix all ingredients, except turkey and heat enough to melt cheese. Add turkey and heat through. Serve on buns. **Also works great in Crockpot.

Turkey Salad on Wheat

  • 2 c. chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 ¼ c. diced cooked turkey
  • 1 /2 c. shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 c. frozen peas, thawed
  • ½ c. mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 12 slices whole wheat bread

In a bowl, combine first 6 ingredients; mix well. Add mayonnaise and pepper; toss to coat. Spread on 6 slices of bread. Top with remaining bread. Serve immediately. **Also works great with chicken and pita bread

Turkey Soup

  • 5 qts water
  • 1 meaty turkey carcass
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2/3 c. uncooked rice or barley
  • 1 pkg (12 oz) mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1 can (16 oz) tomatoes, cut up
  • 3 celery stalks, cut up
  • 1 tsp thyme, crushed
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp poultry seasoning
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 c. macaroni noodles

Simmer first 4 ingredients 2 hours; remove carcass and cool. Remove meat from bones, cut in pieces and add to broth. Then add remaining ingredients. Boil 1 hour or more and season to taste.

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