How long can I keep leftover turkey?

 

Leftover turkey can keep, well wrapped, for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. It will keep better wrapped in a couple of layers of plastic wrap then it will if placed in plastic containers: wrapping does a better job of blocking the meat from direct contact with the air.

For some recipe ideas for leftover turkey, see 7 Ways with Leftover Turkey and 5 Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Surprises.

Recipe: Fiesta Turkey Soup

Marge Perry

November 2010