Use the leftover Thanksgiving turkey to make these delicious recipes!
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!
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 Cooks‘ Leftover 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 Fits‘ Turkey 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!
Leftover Turkey Sandwiches and Turkey Salads
8. Fully Loaded Turkey Quesadillas
Dishin and Dishes‘ Fully 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 Delicious‘ Turkey 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.
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 Savings‘ Slow 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
- 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!