Leftover Turkey and Sausage Gumbo

Have you wondered what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers?
Well have I got a treat for you!
This week on #SundaySupper, it is all about the leftovers.
 My Sunday Supper pals have a great line line up so after you take a look at my Leftover Turkey and Sausage Gumbo, take a look at what everyone else has to offer.
Today, it is all about the leftovers!

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Leftover Turkey and Sausage Gumbo


1/2 cup Vegetable oil

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 medium bell pepper (I used green)

3 stalks of celery

1 medium onion

2 quarts homemade turkey stock

3 garlic cloves

1 1/2 teaspoons thyme

1 bay leaf

3 tablespoons creole seasoning

4 cups leftover turkey meat

2 lbs Andouille or kielbasa type sausage

2 cups cooked white rice


Preheat your oven for 350 degrees. Combine the oil and flour in a large dutch oven. Put the lid on and set it in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. Don't peek, don't open the lid, just leave it. At this point you should have a chocolate brown roux. Meanwhile chop up your pepper, celery and onion. Add that to the pot. Mix it around until it starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Add your stock, garlic, thyme bay and creole seasonings. Bring back to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add the turkey and the sausage and simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve with hot rice.


Here are some of the recipes that my other #SundaySupper friends have brought to the table. Take a look and perhaps get inspired.

Breakfast & Brunch

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls by Juanita’s Cocina
Turkey Cranberry Muffins by In the Kitchen with Audrey
Sweet Potato Biscuits by Home Cooking Memories

Main Course

Turkey Enchiladas by Webicurean
Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole by FamilyFoodie
Turkey and Cranberry Monte Cristo by Supper for a Steal
Thanksgiving hangover sandwich by Crispy Bits & Burt Ends
Turkey Tamale Pie by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Thanksgiving Leftovers Pot Pie by I Run For Wine
Turkey and Stuffing Pasty by Small Wallet Big Appetite
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich by Daily Dish Recipes
Turkey Vegetable Hash by Generation Y Foodie
Turkey Tetrazzini by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Andouille Gumbo for #SundaySupper by Catholic Foodie
Red Potato Turkey Cutlets with Ginger & Fresh Herbs by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Thanksgiving Turkey Banh Mi Sandwich by 30AEats
Leftover Turkey and Sausage Gumbo by My Catholic Kitchen
Turkey Mornay Open-Face Sandwiches by The Weekend Gourmet
Leftover Mashed Potatoes and Beef Croquettes by Pippis in the Kitchen Again
Simple and easy! Turkey a la king, fit for a queen! by Midlife Road Trip
Turkey and Mushroom Risotto by Comfy Cuisine
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Kartoffelpuffer – German Potato Pancakes by MrsMamaHen
Skillet Turkey Reuben by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
# glutenfree Turkey Shepard’s Cake by Cooking Underwriter
Hearty Ham and Cheese Penne Pasta by Mama Mommy Mom
Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Tacos by Damn Delicious
Turkey shepards pie! by The Realistic Nutritionist
Spicy Turkey Chili for #SundaySupper #Leftovers by Hot Curries and Cold Beer
Turkey & Cranberry Panini with Tarragon Aioli by The Messy Baker Blog

Soups, Salads, Sides & Starters

Gluten Free Turkey and Dumplings by The Meltaways
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Shallots and Pancetta by Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Curried Turkey Salad  by Kimchi Mom
Potato Patties w/ Tomato Salsa by La Cocina De Leslie
Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup by Diabetic Foodie
Mashed Potatoes Twice Baked by Hezzi-D’s Books & Cooks
Moroccan Chicken Salad with Rice by My Trial’s in the Kitchen
Cranberry Barbecue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Olive Tapenade by Fast Food to Fresh Food
Leftover Turkey Soup by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding by MarocMama 

Sweets & Desserts

Cranberry Sauce Crumb Bars by girlichef
Pumpkin Gingersnap Truffles by Chocolate Moosey
Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping by Shockingly Delicious
Chocolate Peanut Butter Potato Frosting by Yummy Smells

Wine Pairings for the Recipes Featured

Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving Leftovers #SundaySupper by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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5 Responses to “Leftover Turkey and Sausage Gumbo”

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — December 6, 2012 at 1:57 am

    This gumbo looks taaasty. These are no boring turkey leftovers.



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