How to Make Turkey a la King

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I've officially found my go-to, post-Thanksgiving, best leftover meal ever. I've already decided to make it a Black Friday tradition at my house. It's creamy deliciousness and simple instructions creates a perfect meal for a lazy day around the house. It also freezes well, so don't be afraid to make a big batch and save half of it for when you're all out of leftovers and craving some of those delicious Thanksgiving flavors.

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 celery rib, chopped

  • 1 large carrot, chopped

  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms

  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons cooking sherry

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup chicken or turkey broth

  • 2 cups chopped, cooked turkey

  • 1 cup peas, frozen

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • Egg noodles, biscuits, or rice for serving

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Step 1: Cook the Carrots, Celery and Shallots

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the celery, carrots, and shallots, cooking until softened.

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Step 2: Cook the Mushrooms

Add the mushrooms, cooking until softened and darkened.

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Step 3: Add the Flour

Sprinkle with flour, cooking until all the flour has been moistened.

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Step 4: Add the Sherry

Pour in the sherry, scraping to deglaze the pan.

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Step 5: Add the Remaining Ingredients

Add the rest of the ingredients, simmer until thickened and the turkey is warmed through.

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Step 6: Serve Warm

Serve warm over rice, noodles or biscuits.

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