Thanksgiving Leftovers – 20 Recipes for All That Turkey

Use the leftover Thanksgiving turkey to make these delicious recipes!

You won’t be tired of turkey eating all these delicious leftover recipes.
Thanksgiving Leftovers - 20 Recipes for All That Turkey

Turkey is the cornerstone of the holiday meal, but what to you do with the inevitable Thanksgiving leftovers?

Here are 20 Recipes for All That Turkey!

So go ahead and order an extra large bird, you’re going to want all those leftovers!

20 Delicious Recipes that Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

I think that my favorite part of Thanksgiving, food-wise, is the actual leftovers!

Every year my daughter and I have a tradition.

We curl up on the couch with our DVR’d version of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (that we didn’t have time to watch on Thanksgiving) and Hallmark Christmas movies.

We do this while online shopping and eating yummy turkey sandwiches made from turkey leftovers and fresh bread.

We basically bury ourselves in turkey, sides, and pies!

Thanksgiving Leftovers - 20 Recipes for All That Turkey

Make Casseroles From Thanksgiving Leftovers

1. Turkey Mac and Cheese Casserole

Kids will love Organize and Decorate Everything‘s Turkey Mac and Cheese Casserole

2. Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Jo CooksLeftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is simple and delicious.

3. Turkey Tetrazzini

I can’t wait to try Spicy Southern Kitchen‘s Turkey Tetrazzini!

4. Turkey Frittata Recipe

Serve turkey leftovers for breakfast with Domestic FitsTurkey Frittata Recipe.

5. Turkey Pot Pie With Cheddar Biscuit Crust

Just A Taste‘s Leftover Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust sounds as good as the main event!

6. Roasted Butternut Squash With Turkey Stuffing

Make a festive meal with this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash with Turkey Stuffing from The Adventures of MJ and Hungryman.

7. Easy Turkey Enchiladas

Easy Turkey Enchiladas are a great way to use turkey leftovers!

Thanksgiving Leftovers - 20 Recipes for All That Turkey

Leftover Turkey Sandwiches and Turkey Salads

8. Fully Loaded Turkey Quesadillas

Dishin and DishesFully Loaded Turkey Quesadillas make great use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

9. Turkey Owl Sandwiches

Use some of that leftover turkey to make these adorable Owl Sandwiches. Your kids will think they’re a hoot!

10. Turkey Pesto Panini

Damn DeliciousTurkey Pesto Panini elevates leftovers to sophisticated perfection!

11. Ranch Turkey Club Salad

For a salad kids will actually eat, try this Ranch Turkey Club Salad from the Weary Chef.

12. Turkey Tater Sliders

These Turkey Tator Sliders, by Bev Cooks, on Tablespoon, are such a clever way to reinvent Thanksgiving dinner.

13. Turkey Hand Pies

Cooler than a sandwich, kids will love The Mother Huddle‘s Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Hand Pies.

Thanksgiving Leftovers - 20 Recipes for All That Turkey

Leftover Turkey Soup and Chili Recipes

14. Turkey Stock

Make beautiful Turkey Stock with this recipe from The Endless Meal.

15. Smokey Bacon and Turkey Chowder

This Smokey Bacon and Turkey Chowder from I Breathe I’m Hungry sounds amazing!

16. White Bean Turkey and Kale Soup

White Bean Turkey and Kale Soup from Eat Spin Run Repeat, on Greatist is healthy and light after all that pie!

17. Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Passion for SavingsSlow Cooker Turkey Chili is an ideal way to use that leftover bird..

18. Crock Pot Turkey and Rice Soup

How about this delicious Crock Pot Turkey and Rice Soup from Kleinworth and Co.?!

19. Fiesta Turkey Tortilla Soup

Fiesta Turkey Tortilla Soup, from Taste of Home, has great southwest flavor.

20. Turkey Broccoli Alfredo

Steamed broccoli, a creamy parmesan sauce, and noodles topped with delicious turkey is amazing from Busy Budgeter.

Here’s hoping you have plenty of Thanksgiving leftovers!

More Turkey Recipes

What’s your most creative (and delicious!) recipe for leftover turkey? Comment below! 


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