How long can you keep leftover turkey in the fridge or freezer? – The US sun

It’s a tradition for people to cook up a big celebratory roast for their family to enjoy together at Christmas.

Is it safe to reuse leftover food in the following days or is there a health risk? Here’s what we know.

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How do I chill turkey?

If you buy your meat in advance, you can keep raw turkey in the fridge for a day or two, in line with UK food safety guidelines.

After eating, cool the meat to room temperature as soon as possible.

Once cool, cover and place in the fridge (or freezer)—but make sure it’s not near any raw meat.

How soon do I have to eat it?

Cooked turkey is safe in the refrigerator for up to three to four days, so you can get creative with some recipes over the next few days.

Remember, if you’re reheating the leftover turkey, make sure it’s consistently hot.

It should reach a temperature of 75°C or more.

Do not reheat meat more than once.

If it’s in the freezer, it’s safe for two to six months, but make sure you thaw it completely before using it.

What can I do with leftover turkey?

Leftover turkey can be made into a pie by tossing it with ham, adding it to finished puff pastry and baking in the oven – it’s comfort food at its finest.

You can also mix it with leftover mash, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, gravy and make some bubbles and squeaks.

If you fancy something lighter, you can try making it into a salad – just add lots of mint and feta and any other fresh veggies you like.

You can also treat yourself to a turkey curry.

Or use it in pitta or flatbread, adding feta and pomegranate seeds, or hummus and spices – but you can be creative with whatever you like.

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