Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Main, Poultry | November 22, 2016 | By

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What to do with leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Try this easy Turkey Curry dish featuring amazing Indian flavors and sweet potatoes. It’s like Thanksgiving all over again! Except Asian style. Your holiday house guests will be following their noses to the kitchen when these aromas float through the air. Who knew that leftovers could be that good?

Leftover turkey breast is awesome in this Indian dish!

turkey-breastSlice the leftover turkey breast into thick pieces before cubing.


Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Curry with Sweet Potatoes
Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • ⅔ cup water
  • ½ large sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • ½ large white sweet potato (or regular potato), peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups leftover cooked turkey meat, cut into thick cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Steamed white rice
  1. Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium-high. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in garam masala, cumin, and curry powder until incorporated, about 1 minute. Add in tomato, stirring for about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, water, and potatoes and stir well. Cook and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Stir in the turkey meat and simmer another 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir in cilantro to garnish before serving. Ladle over cooked rice with extra cilantro.
Adapted from: Skinny Taste

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    Cathy Schwartz
    November 22, 2016

    Looks yummy! I am going to try this with my turkey leftovers. I will let you know how it turns out!!

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      Asian Caucasian
      November 29, 2017

      Thanks, Lane! This is just what I needed to get a small break from all of that Thanksgiving food. Turkey time is any time!

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      Asian Caucasian
      November 29, 2017

      Thank you, Jocelyn! It’s a very comforting bowl of leftovers!

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    November 29, 2017

    I love curries and I love sweet potatoes, so definitely giving your recipe a try! Sounds fantastic!

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      Asian Caucasian
      November 30, 2017

      Can’t wait for you to try it! Let me know how it comes out!

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      Asian Caucasian
      November 30, 2017

      I hate to throw away good turkey meat! I’ll either freeze it for later or use it up in a recipe!

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    Erin Clarkson
    December 1, 2017

    This is such a good idea! Always good to have little tricks up your sleeve to use leftovers!

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      Asian Caucasian
      December 5, 2017

      That’s for sure, and if you’re not a fan of turkey you can substitute it with chicken! Just as good!

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