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Leftover turkey recipe: Peppery turkey & vegetable stir-fry

Leftover turkey recipe: Peppery turkey & vegetable stir-fry
Peppery turkey & vegetable stir-fry - BritMums

Picture: Courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

Throw together everything leftover from the Christmas table and give it an Asian twist with this stir fry. Plus it’s quick and easy. You’ll want to make this leftover turkey recipe again and again!


  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 2


300g pack rice noodles
300g leftover cooked vegetables, eg Brussels sprouts, broccoli, parsnips, shredded green or red cabbage
1 tbsp wok oil or vegetable oil
150g leftover cooked turkey, cut into small strips
140g pack Szechuan pepper sauce
Lime wedges, to serve


  1. Microwave the pack of rice noodles on full power for 2 minutes or until piping hot. Cut the vegetables into smaller pieces if large. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and when very hot, add the vegetables and turkey and stir-fry for 3 minutes until hot.
  2. Tip in the noodles and drizzle with the sauce and 2 tbsp water. Fry for a further 1 minute, turning the noodles with the vegetables. Transfer to serving plates and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

Cook’s tip: The microwave reheats the noodles without drying them out. If you don’t have a microwave, briefly fry the turkey and vegetables then add the noodles and stir-fry until hot, adding a little extra water if the mixture dries out.

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

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