Turkey with Peas and Creamed Corn

After cooking that 20-lb Turkey, you can imagine how much left-over we had, after all we are a tiny family of 4 – two adults and two small kids whose appetites aren’t that great yet, unless of course it’s sweets then they do eat like adults. Savory food on the other hand, they have their favorites and their not-so-much-their-kind-of-food-group. Hence, since we would be eating Turkey for quite awhile I had to make sure the recipe was not just edible, but truly palatable, too – something that even the pickiest eaters would love. I know my kids love pasta and any creamy sauce with it. They love corn and are not averse to peas – hence, all these process of elimination gave birth to this quick and easy Turkey with Peas and Creamed Corn recipe.
Kid and mom-approved this very simple recipe is sure to be loved by everyone in the family. You can also use left-over chicken pieces with this. Please enjoy!


2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 medium Onion, chopped
3 Garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups shredded cooked Turkey
1 (14 0z) Cream style Corn (regular or gluten-free)
1 cup Evaporated milk (plus more, if needed) 
1/2 cup frozen peas, or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Pasta of choice or Rice to go with the dish


Heat the oil in a deep or large frying pan using medium high heat.  Sauté the chopped onion for a couple of minutes.  Add the garlic and shredded turkey and cook until hot. 

Add the creamed corn and pour in the milk and let simmer uncovered until the milk and corn are thoroughly heated and the sauce has thickened to your liking. Season with salt and pepper. Add in the frozen peas and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve with rice or pasta. Enjoy!

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    • January 9, 2014 / 3:02 am

      Thanks, Sheena. Appreciate you stopping by and the kind pin.

  1. November 25, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    This is beautiful on so many levels – great use of leftovers, quick and easy, wholesome, and a delicious combination of ingredients!

    • November 26, 2014 / 1:26 am

      Thanks, Nicole! I adapted this from a recipe my Mom always made for us. True comfort food. Glad you stopped by.

  2. November 26, 2014 / 12:33 am

    What a great idea to use creamed corn. I really like it but use it rarely. Thanks for the tasty inspiration.

    • November 26, 2014 / 1:27 am

      In our house, we can't survive without creamed corn! Seriously, I recommend it highly. Thanks, KC and great to see you here.

  3. November 26, 2014 / 12:35 am

    What a great way to use leftover turkey! Simple and tasty! Love the flavors!!

    • November 26, 2014 / 1:28 am

      I love this recipe as it is simple, indeed. Hope you get to try it, Rebecca and thanks for stopping by.

  4. November 26, 2014 / 12:36 am

    I love discovering yummy new dishes using leftover turkey and yours looks delicious and satisfying. Thank you so much Abby!

    • November 26, 2014 / 1:29 am

      Thanks, Linda. Coming from you, I truly appreciate it.

  5. November 26, 2014 / 12:53 am

    G'day This so reminds me of childhood yum Abby!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • November 26, 2014 / 1:30 am

      Thanks, Joanne! It is a childhood favorite of mine too except that we always used chicken as Turkey isn't always available in the Philippines. Glad you stopped by.

  6. November 26, 2014 / 1:43 am

    What a fabulous use for leftovers! I'm making creamed corn for Thanksgiving as well. I think this will be on my menu soon!

  7. November 26, 2014 / 2:49 am

    What a great idea to combine all of these goodies! This would go over well in my home 🙂 Lovely!

  8. November 26, 2014 / 11:25 am

    This looks absolutely delicious. I can't wait to try it!

  9. November 26, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    This looks fabulous…perfect comfort meal for leftovers! Pinning to try this!

  10. November 26, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    Looks like the perfect dish for those cold days approaching. Thanks for sharing with us, Abby!

    • December 7, 2014 / 7:27 pm

      You're welcome, Del. Glad you stopped by.

  11. November 27, 2014 / 1:57 am

    This is a perfect dish for me! Great way to use up some after T-day leftovers.

    • December 7, 2014 / 7:27 pm

      Yes, indeed Michelle. This is good for chicken left-overs, too. Thanks for stopping by.

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