Thai Peanut Turkey and Noodles - A Leftover Turkey Recipe Revolution
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Leftovers
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Serves: 4 servings
Leftover Turkey is good for so much more than just soup! Take your turkey leftovers on a trip to the far east with this simple and utterly delicious spin on Thai peanut noodles and forget boring leftovers forever.
  • 8 ounces capellini noodles (1/2 of a 16-ounce package)
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder (we used Madras)
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut oil, light sesame oil, or vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin, bite-sized strips
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds cooked turkey, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 3 green onions, sliced very thinly green parts included
  • 1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain in a colander and return to pot. Cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice and curry powder together in a medium bowl until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Set aside.
  3. Add oil to a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and swirl until hot. Add peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender (about 3 minutes.) Add Turkey and toss with peppers until heated through.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and add noodles and peanut sauce. Toss well until everything is well coated. add green onions and toss until combined. Divide evenly to four serving bowls. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and serve immediately.
  5. Share and enjoy.
If you want a little heat, add some red pepper flakes or chili-garlic paste to the peanut sauce. (Or go for broke with some chili oil or Sriracha.)
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at