Not sure what to do with all the turkey leftovers? Why not make a yummy leftover turkey stew in the slow cooker crock pot!
During the holiday week between Christmas and New Years, I made a roasted turkey breast. Unfortunately, my husband didn’t car for the spice rub I used.
So, I had to think of something to do with all the leftovers. I certainly didn’t want to eat all the sliced turkey breast myself.
Looking for something that required little effort, I came up with this leftover turkey stew. It’s so simple to make. You just dump everything in the crock pot and wait for the cooking cycle to end.
One of my initiatives is to come up with more easy slow cooker low carb recipes. This one certainly fits the bill!
In the past, I’ve used radishes in place of potatoes. But, after enjoying some turnips at Christmas dinner, I used them instead.
The spice rub that I used on my roasted turkey was a blend of rosemary and thyme. My husband didn’t care for either of those.
However, they are great poultry seasonings. So, I added a bit more into the crock pot of leftover turkey stew.
I used homemade turkey broth that I slow cooked in the crock pot earlier. But, canned broth is fine if you don’t have the time to make it yourself.
In addition to the turnips, I added some green beans and celery. It turned out to be a very hearty and chunky stew.
I ended up taking this leftover turkey stew to a New Year’s Day family get together. It turned out to be a hit with all who gave it a try.
In fact, I discovered that my sister-in-law’s boyfriend is a turnip lover. I didn’t tell anyone that’s what I used, but he figured it out.
And, I learned something new. He told me that he loves to heat fresh turnips raw.
I always thought turnips were a vegetable that needed to be cooked. Turns out I was wrong.
Next time I pick some up, I’ll give them a try raw. I’m curious to see how the texture is.
Leftover Turkey Stew in the Slow Cooker Crock Pot
Leftover Turkey Stew
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 4 ribs celery chopped
- 2 pounds leftover turkey cut into cubes
- 6 cups turkey stock
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 2 medium turnips
- 12 ounces green beans trimmed and chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt or more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper optional
Place all ingredients in crock pot.
Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.