New Ways To Love Leftovers

This year, when the holiday feast is over, reach for the leftovers to whip up a flavorful meal that will let your taste buds celebrate all over again. For example, leftover turkey can be repurposed into other classic, seasonal entrees, like a turkey melt or a warm, flavorful soup.

Turkey Melt with Cranberry Pesto Sauce

4 slices sourdough bread, cut 1/2-inch thick

4 tbsp. butter, softened

1/4 c. prepared pesto

1/2 c. whole berry cranberry sauce

4 thin slices roasted turkey breast

4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese

Heat heavy skillet over medium heat. Spread one side of each bread slice with butter. Spread other side of each slice with pesto. Place two bread slices in skillet, butter side down. Top each with cranberry sauce, turkey, cheese and remaining slices of bread, butter side up. Cook, turning once, six to eight minutes, or until golden brown and cheese is melted.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Italian ingredients – pasta, vegetables, spices, cheese

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 c. chopped onion

1 c. chopped celery

1 c. sliced carrots

1 tbsp. Omaha Steaks Garlic & Herb Rub

1 pkg. (32 oz.) no-salt-added chicken broth

1 c. dry egg noodles, uncooked

1 c. chopped roasted turkey

In large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrots and rub. Cook five minutes until onions are softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken broth and noodles. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes until noodles are tender. Stir in turkey; cook two minutes until heated through.