Recipe: Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Lo Mein


I know almost everybody is drowning in turkey leftovers right now and looking for creative ways beyond reheated turkey and sandwiches to use the meat.

Well, the boyfriend and I had a some leftover turkey we brought home from the family’s gathering, so we decided to get a little creative with it and add it to a simple lo mien recipe I’d discovered recently.

The original recipe (which came in the Home Made Simple coupon book) was for beef lo mien, but I’ve modified it a bit–in addition to changing the meat to turkey–to fit our tastes. It was easy to make and absolutely delicious, so give it a try. You can also use this recipe with any other meat you want, or even no meat.

We added some leftover yams on the side and had a bowl of miso soup (from mix) as well.

Leftover Turkey Lo Mein


  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 Cups cooked spaghetti
  • 2 Teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut oil (we used canola oil)
  • 4 Minced garlic cloves
  • 3 Cups broccoli florets
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb turkey, cut in strips (we just eyeballed the amount)
  • Green onions to garnish (optional)

1. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

2. Combine the pasta and sesame oil in a bowl. Toss until well coated.

3. In a large skillet over medium-high height, saute the garlic, broccoli, and onion for 5 minutes in your chosen oil (peanut, canola, or other). Add the turkey and saute for 5 more minutes, or until cooked through.

4. Add the pasta and sauce mixture to the skillet and cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

5. Garnish with green onions and serve.

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