Sticky Leftover Turkey Stir Fry with Cashews

Here's a fantastic and very easy recipe for leftover turkey, a simple stir fry with noodles ready in 15 minutes. It makes a nice change after a heavy roast, and if you have any cashews or peanuts then you can throw them in as well. Happy Boxing Day.

Sticky Ginger Leftover Turkey with Noodles

Sticky Ginger Leftover Turkey with Noodles

  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Time:  10 mins prep + 5 mins cooking
  • Cost:  £1.43 per serving*
  • Calories:  522 per serving*


  • 2 x blocks medium dried egg noodles (which cook in 4 minutes)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 150g leftover turkey, shredded
  • 30g unsalted peanuts or cashews 
  • Handful of sliced peppers or other vegetables (optional) 
  • Spring onions to garnish (optional)


  1. Place the noodles in a pan of boiling water and simmer for four minutes until cooked.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, add the ginger, garlic, honey, soy sauce and water to another large frying pan or wok. Stir over a medium heat for half a minute until smooth.
  3. Add the turkey, nuts and peppers (if using) to the sauce and stir fry over a medium-high heat for around 3 minutes until the turkey has heated through.
  4. Drain the cooked noodles and add them to the rest of the ingredients. Give everything a really good stir over a high heat so the noodles are coated with the sauce and start to crisp up a little. Serve garnished with sliced spring onions if desired.