Thanksgiving Left Over Idea With Perogies


Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and soon you’ll be sitting in turkey heaven…or you’ll have so much turkey left you won’t know what to do with yourself. I’ve been looking through my freezer lately wondering what I need to eat up to fit a turkey in there. We tend to buy a lot of freezables. So while thinking about good ol’ Thanksgiving and the impending left overs I came up with a great left over recipe. 

Now if your family is ever like mine the first thing to go is those good ol’ smashed  potatoes. Usually turkey, gravy and stuffing is left over, but the mashed potatoes gets eaten up quickly. 

So while going through my freezer I found the perogies, some jars of Heinz gravy and stuffing, now you will use left over turkey meat for this recipe, but I used a chicken breast to cook up this time because I was excited about sharing this with you BEFORE Thanksgiving gets here!

What you’ll need: 


…plus the turkey


For feeding a large family and using up those left overs, in your crock pot add a couple of boxes of frozen perogies, (potato/cheddar kind). Make sure they can all lay flat. Layer with your left over turkey, pour some gravy over the top, add the stuffing and heat up. Whether its left overs or you think this looks really good and you just want to make this up, the cooking time is the same. You’ll need at least 2 hours on high in the crock pot. 

Make sure your turkey is nice and shredded up, layer it over the perogies in the crock pot. Pour on the gravy until the gravy completely covers the perogies and turkey, you may want to add some broth so it doesn’t stick. Just so it didn’t stick too much, I added a little broth to the crock pot, (about a half a cup of turkey or chicken stalk), it thins out the gravy, but remember this will thicken back up as it heats up and will provide the proper fluids for the perogies to cook without sticking.  


Top with stuffing, make sure the stuffing is evenly spread out over all the perogies and heat for 2 hours on high. 


Enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers in a whole new way!


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20 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Left Over Idea With Perogies

  1. Thankfully, we don’t have many leftovers around here – I box it up and send it home with my guests, but I may save some this time because this looks like an easy and delicious way to use that leftover turkey.

  2. I love Pierogies and this is such a terrific idea to use my leftover turkey. I will be going out tomorrow and getting some pierogies and using up my turkey. Looks delicious!

  3. This is so cool! I had never even heard of this with turkey in it. (Of course who could forget Ross’s Thanksgiving sandwich on the tv show “Friends”, ha ha) Now I have a new use for Thanksgiving leftovers.

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