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 of curling 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, while online shopping and eating yummy turkey sandwiches made from turkey leftovers and fresh bread. We basically bury ourselves in turkey, sides, and pies!
Make Casseroles From Thanksgiving Leftovers
Kids will love Organize and Decorate Everything‘s Turkey Mac and Cheese Casserole!
Jo Cooks‘ Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is simple and delicious.
I can’t wait to try Spicy Southern Kitchen‘s Turkey Tetrazzini!
Serve turkey leftovers for breakfast with Domestic Fits‘ Turkey Frittata Recipe.
Just A Taste‘s Leftover Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust sounds as good as the main event!
Make a festive meal with this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash with Turkey Stuffing from The Adventures of MJ and Hungryman.
Easy Turkey Enchiladas are a great way to use turkey leftovers!
Leftover Turkey Sandwiches and Turkey Salads
Dishin and Dishes‘ Fully Loaded Turkey Quesadillas make great use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
Use some of that leftover turkey to make these adorable Owl Sandwiches. Your kids will think they’re a hoot!
Damn Delicious‘ Turkey Pesto Panini elevates leftovers to sophisticated perfection!
For a salad kids will actually eat, try this Ranch Turkey Club Salad from the Weary Chef.
These Turkey Tator Sliders, by Bev Cooks, on Tablespoon, are such a clever way to reinvent Thanksgiving dinner.
Cooler than a sandwich, kids will love The Mother Huddle‘s Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Hand Pies.
Leftover Turkey Soup and Chili Recipes
Make beautiful Turkey Stock with this recipe from The Endless Meal.
This Smokey Bacon and Turkey Chowder from I Breathe I’m Hungry sounds amazing!
White Bean Turkey and Kale Soup from Eat Spin Run Repeat, on Greatist is healthy and light after all that pie!
Passion for Savings‘ Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is an ideal way to use that leftover bird..
How about this delicious Crock Pot Turkey and Rice Soup from Kleinworth and Co.?!
Fiesta Turkey Tortilla Soup, from Taste of Home, has great southwest flavor.
Here’s hoping you have plenty of Thanksgiving leftovers!
More Turkey Recipes
- Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup
- Easy Turkey Enchiladas
- 25 Chili Recipes to Keep You Warm
- 5 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers
- Classic Green Bean Casserole
- 5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes
What’s your most creative (and delicious!) recipe for leftover turkey? Comment below!