Leftover Turkey and Dumplings

Leftover Turkey and Dumplings

Leftover Turkey and Dumplings

Need some tasty ideas to put your Thanksgiving leftovers in a new recipe? We’re here to help.  These dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. Perfect for a cold winter’s evening. This dish will warm the heart and feed the soul.


  • Leftover turkey, chopped or shredded
  • 3 quarts of chicken stock
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tbsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper, or to taste


Sauté onion with 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat until translucent.  Add garlic and cook for one minute.  In a stock pot, add the turkey, chicken stock, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.   Bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer.  Let simmer for 15 minutes.  In the meantime, in a mixing bowl, combine the flour and carefully ladle out approximately 2 cups of chicken broth.  Mix flour and chicken broth in a bowl to make a dough.  Turn the dough out on a floured surface.  Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thickness.  Cut the dough in strips, pinch off (or cut) 1-2 inch pieces, toss them in flour and then drop them in your pot of broth.  Continue to pinch off your dumplings and drop them in the pot, stirring occasionally.  Cook dumplings for 15 minutes with a gently boil.  Sauce will thicken as it cooks.  Enjoy!
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