This post may contain affiliate links, view our disclosure.

Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving (or rotisserie chicken) helps this rich, creamy 15-Minute Turkey Stroganoff recipe come together quickly for a delicious weeknight meal!

leftover turkey stroganoff

We all know that one of the best things about Thanksgiving dinner is the leftovers. Which is actually a really good thing because after taking so much time to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, most of us are usually ready for a break in the kitchen.

A delicious 15-minute dinner is right up my alley!

My hubby and I eat a lot of leftovers, but we’re different in our approach. He doesn’t mind eating the same exact meal five nights straight. On the other hand, I like to reinvent leftovers into a completely different meal. Like this Stroganoff, which is quite possibly as different a meal from Thanksgiving dinner as any meal can be. That’s what keeps dinner interesting!

This meal reminds me of my childhood. My mom would occasionally make Beef Stroganoff and it was always a favorite with my sister and I. In this version, I added fresh rosemary for a pop of flavor and used turkey instead of beef. But it still has that same deliciously creamy sauce!

I thickened the sauce with a touch of flour, and sour cream makes it rich and velvety. To lighten it up just a touch, I use a bit less sour cream than many recipes call for, but you can even reduce the sour cream to 1/4 cup if you like. And this dish is just as delicious with a rotisserie chicken as it is with leftover Thanksgiving turkey, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

This Turkey Stroganoff is a delicious and easy weeknight comfort food meal!

turkey stroganoff with description

The Best (Easy!) Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

Ingredients in Turkey Stroganoff

  • Unsalted butter
  • Onion
  • Button mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • All-purpose flour
  • Chicken broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cooked turkey (or chicken)
  • Sour cream

Serving Suggestions

creamy turkey stroganoff with thanksgiving leftovers

How to Make Leftover Turkey Stroganoff – Quick and Easy in 15 Minutes!

  1. Cook up a few vegetables. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add the onion and mushrooms. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the aromatics. Add the garlic, rosemary, and flour, and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
  3. Make the sauce and stir in the cooked leftover turkey or rotisserie chicken. Whisk in the broth, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and turkey, and bring to boil. Turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream.
  4. Dinner is served! Serve with prepared pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, or anything you like.

How Long Does Turkey Stroganoff Last in the Fridge?

Once this dish is made, you can store it covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

turkey stroganoff graphic

Tips for Making Turkey Stroganoff From Leftovers

  1. You’re not stuck with turkey. If you don’t have leftover turkey on hand (or if turkey just isn’t your thing), you can use leftover chicken. Rotisserie chicken works well too!
  2. Don’t skip the fresh herbs. A little fresh rosemary goes a long way here! You could also use fresh thyme or parsley if you prefer.
  3. Serve your Stroganoff with whatever you like. My hubby likes rice, my mom likes noodles, and I like cauliflower rice. You can’t go wrong!
turkey stroganoff with leftovers

More Recipes to Use Leftovers From Thanksgiving

easy turkey stroganoff recipe

Let’s Connect

an edible mosaic submark initials

Did you make this recipe? Please rate it and leave a comment below. You can also tag @anediblemosaic on social media.

To stay up-to-date, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter!

15-Minute Turkey Stroganoff

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving (or rotisserie chicken) helps this rich, creamy 15-Minute Turkey Stroganoff recipe come together quickly for a delicious weeknight meal!

Email This Recipe

Get this recipe link emailed straight to your inbox!

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Ingredients
 

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 8 ounces brown or white button mushrooms quartered
  • 2 medium cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked turkey chopped (or rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Serving Suggestions:

Instructions
 

  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add the onion and mushrooms. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic, rosemary, and flour, and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
  • Whisk in the broth, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and turkey, and bring to boil. Turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream.
  • Serve with prepared pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, or anything you like.

Notes

  • Nutritional Information: Information for this recipe was calculated without the optional serving suggestions.
  • Storage: Store leftover Turkey Stroganoff covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Leftover Turkey Stroganoff, Turkey Stroganoff, Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

Share it with me on Instagram and leave a comment to let me know your thoughts!

turkey stroganoff pin

This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on November 25, 2015. I updated it with more information on November 26, 2021.

Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




8 Comments

  1. I LOVE stroganoff! I usually make it with ground beef (I know it’s traditional but seriously it’s my favorite way) but using turkey sounds perfect. PLUS it’s ready in 15 minutes – sign me up!

  2. Now this is what I need to do with my leftover Thanksgiving turkey this weekend! My husband loves beef stroganoff, so I am pretty sure he would love this version as well. Looks delicious! :)

  3. 15 minutes?! I’m sold. As much as I love Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s nice to keep things interesting. Love this stroganoff idea. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. I’m cooking two turkeys, one in the oven and one in my smoker, just so I can have leftovers. Just printed this recipe and will make it next weekend, it looks yummy. Also, love the light and focus on your feature picture. :)

Similar Posts