Leftover Turkey and Dumplings

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Leftover Turkey and Dumplings are some of the best ways to repurpose leftover Turkey.

Everyone raves about this delicious comforting bowl of tasty turkey and dumplings.

On a cold evening, this really hits the spot.

The best part is this dish is easy to make Turkey is leftover from that big holiday meal and taste like you just make it fresh.

What better way to make another wonderful meal and save money too!

Check out this easy recipe below.

Using Leftover Turkey

Turkey and dumplings is a warm and hearty dish that is prime for using those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.

This is pure comfort food in a bowl and a great use for making a brand new meal from that holiday meal.

As an added bonus, you can add leftover corn, peas, carrots, green beans and whatever else you like in a dumpling style stew, or leave it plain it's your call.

The great part about using this recipe is you can use any turkey or chicken leftovers that you may have and makes a great dinner for that fall cold night when you want a rib-sticking meal.

Sherry makes a nice flavor addition however you can use any white wine or just more broth, check out the recipe below it's easy.

A total meal of comfort yumminess all in one bowl.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • flour
  • buttermilk
  • eggs
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • turkey
  • chicken broth
  • see recipe card for exact measurements and directions

Vegetable Ideas

  1. carrots
  2. peas
  3. corn
  4. beans
  5. frozen mixed vegetables
  6. mushrooms or just leave this plain non vegetables

Other Recipes To Try:

Pumpkin Pie Homemade
Thanksgiving Roundup
Sweet Potato Rolls

Other Meat Suggestions

  1. chicken
  2. beef
  3. pork
  4. lamb
  5. venison
  6. or all vegetarian

Turkey Everything

One of the best things about Thanksgiving is the leftovers,and we love turkey sandwiches but can only use up just so much of it, so here is one fabulous way to make turkey great again.

It sure is a crowd-pleasing meal to use up the rest of that turkey and certainly comfort food.

Homemade dumplings oh yeah, it just doesn’t get much better than that.

This meal is very satisfying, not to mention completely delicious and exactly the kind of meal when those cold winter days have a quick temperature drop.

Leftover Turkey Dumplings

Leftover Turkey Dumplings
Yield: 10
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 40 Min
Leftover Turkey after a holiday can be another new meal by making this stew-style delicious comfort meal using the leftovers. Add the dumplings for an all in one pan meal


  • Dumplings
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or whole milk mixed with  1 teaspoon of  white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon each garlic powder, parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne powder
  • Dumpling Sauce:
  • 6 cups turkey leftover broth or use chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes diced
  • (optional) 8 oz. mushroom slices, peas, corn, or any other kind of vegetable you like
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons sherry (secret ingredient)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 or 2 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups of cooked Turkey boneless


  1. Dough for Dumplings:
  2. Mix the dry ingredients and herbs, spices in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another. 
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry just until moistened and all come together.
  4. Cover dough with a wet towel and set aside.
  5. Dumpling Sauce:
  6. In a saucepan melt butter, add the oil.
  7. Sauté the garlic and any of the vegetables you prefer (if you don't have any cooked throw in a bag of frozen mixed vegetables) for around 2 minutes.
  8. Add the flour and stir.
  9. Pour the broth into this vegetable mixture.
  10. Add the sherry.
  11. Simmer for 15 minutes then add the heavy cream.
  12. Fold in turkey. Come to a simmer.
  13. Add the dumpling mixture around 2 tablespoons full at a time and cook until they are light and puffy around 15 minutes.
  14. For thicker sauce continue cooking until liquid boils away.

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