Although there are plenty of leftover turkey recipes you can choose from, you might be in the mood to try something different this year. Thanksgiving turkey is always good, especially when paired with all the best side dishes, but most of us end up with leftovers to use up in the following few days. Yes, you can freeze some, but perhaps you’d like to try one of these recipes for leftover turkey instead – you’re sure to find one you’ll really want to make.
Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Everyone has their own way of using up holiday leftovers. If you find yourself with turkey and can’t really face yet another turkey sandwich, how does this leftover turkey shepherd’s pie sound? You can use leftover mashed potatoes in it as well. This tasty meal also includes onion, herbs, vegetables and Guinness for richness.
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Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Casserole
Let this leftover turkey wild rice casserole come to the rescue! Combine Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers with wild rice and other ingredients to make this leftover turkey casserole recipe. It is so easy to combine leftover turkey or a turkey breast to make this instant pot wild rice recipe that everyone will love.
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Creamy Mushroom Kale Turkey Soup
Not sure what to do with those Christmas or Thanksgiving leftovers? You can’t go wrong with this creamy mushroom kale turkey soup. Many of us have leftover Thanksgiving turkey or leftover turkey breast from Christmas, so it’s always worth discovering a new leftover turkey recipe to use it up in a tasty way.
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Hot Turkey Sandwich
Having a bunch of leftovers to use up after your Thanksgiving feast is no fun, especially when the fridge is full to bursting with them. There are only so many recipes you can use that leftover turkey in before you get tired of it – or are there? The following recipe might just change your mind.
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Avocado Toast with Turkey and Cranberry Sauce
Avocado Toast with Turkey and Cranberry Sauce is a delicious way to use up all those yummy Thanksgiving leftovers. Quick to prepare and oh so filling!
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Instant Pot Turkey Quinoa Chili
Break out the Instant Pot for this wholesome, comforting Instant Pot Turkey Quinoa Chili. It’s packed with turkey, beans, quinoa and spices that will warm you up on a cold night.
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Delicious Turkey Pot Pie Recipe
Are you looking for something to do with the leftover Turkey from Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners? Don’t get rid of it, make this delicious Turkey Pot Pie.
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Hearty Turkey Stew
Shredded turkey meat is added to a comforting stew mixture of baby red potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, celery and onions that’s simmered with garlic and fresh herbs. A touch of tomato paste and balsamic vinegar bring an acidic offset to the savory flavors for a wonderfully cozy meal.
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Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet
This turkey sweet potato skillet is a healthy way to repurpose leftover turkey (or chicken) with sweet potatoes, black beans, peppers, greens and onions. A nutritious grain free meal ready in under 30 minutes!
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Homemade Udon Soup
If you’re a fan of hearty, comforting soups, this Udon soup recipe is a must-try. With its easy rich broth, chewy udon noodles, tender turkey, and fresh bok choy, this soup is a delightful blend of flavors and textures. Topped with a soft-boiled egg, sesame oil, and green onions, it’s a dish that’s as satisfying as it is delicious.
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Turkey Salad Recipe
This turkey salad is a blend of diced turkey and colorful veggies, all tossed in a savory creamy dressing. A super easy and delicious way to use up leftover turkey with plenty of options to customize the flavors!
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Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey Pot Pie is the perfect encore to your Thanksgiving feast, seamlessly turning leftover turkey into a delicious one-dish wonder. A creamy sauce blended with tender vegetables and flavorful shredded turkey, then topped with a beautifully golden, flaky puff pastry crust. This dish not only saves time but utilizes leftovers in a hearty post-holiday dinner. Keeping the joy of Thanksgiving at the table just a little longer.
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Turkey And Dumplings
This Turkey and Dumplings recipe is filled with shredded turkey, a thick creamy broth, cooked vegetables, biscuit-style dumplings and loads of flavor! This is a holiday leftover recipe you’ll be craving all year long.
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Brie Grilled Cheese With Turkey
Brie Grilled Cheese and Turkey is a unique sandwich with creamy brie, roasted turkey breast, and cranberry spread, stuffed between two pieces of sourdough bread and grilled until crispy – heavenly! You’ve got to try this amazing grilled cheese flavor combination!
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Creamy Turkey Leek Soup (Leftover Thanksgiving Recipe)
If you have leftover vegetables and turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas, make the most out of them with this delicious soup recipe. This turkey leek soup is deliciously creamy and made with fresh veggies and seasoned with thyme for a comforting, cozy and filling meal.
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Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup
Creamy turkey noodle soup is a hearty, comforting meal that’s made in a single pot and ready in 30 minutes. This easy homemade soup is filled with tender turkey, egg noodles, and plenty of veggies.
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Turkey alfredo is the answer for your post-Thanksgiving leftovers. Turkey, bacon, peas, and penne pasta are coated in a creamy alfredo sauce. It’s made in a single pan and ready in 30 minutes!
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Cheesy Cranberry Turkey Baked Sliders
Are you searching high and low for easy recipes to use up those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers? If so, I have got you covered! Whether you opt for Mini Buffalo Turkey Pizzas, Spicy Turkey & Sweet Corn Soup, a classic Leftover Turkey Sandwich with a cranberry aioli twist or these Cheesy Cranberry Turkey Baked Sliders, you won’t be disappointed
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Easy Turkey Casserole
This turkey casserole is made with diced leftover turkey, egg noodles and vegetables, all tossed in a creamy cheesy sauce and baked to perfection. A quick and easy dinner that’s perfect for repurposing holiday leftovers!
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Turkey Bacon Swiss Crescent Rolls
These easy Turkey Bacon Swiss Crescent Rolls are an easy 5 ingredient, 30 minute dinner recipe made with leftover turkey, which are sure to be a hit with the whole family!
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Cheesy Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is a delicious way to serve all your Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter leftovers in one skillet. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, peas, corn and carrots go in this cheesy one-dish dinner. It crosses between a Shepherd’s Pie and a Chicken Pot Pie.
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Leftover Turkey Enchiladas
These leftover turkey enchiladas are a family-friendly dinner recipe that’s easy to make, and packed with Mexican flavors. I use leftover turkey, but any leftovers will do; cooked chicken, beef and leftover pork work just as well.
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Turkey Tamale Pie Recipe
This turkey tamale pie is loaded with turkey, gravy and a homemade cornbread, making it a great leftover Thanksgiving recipe. It’s so good, I’ll be looking for a reason to have turkey besides the holidays.
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Bbq Turkey Baked Potato Recipe
This BBQ Turkey Baked Potato Recipe with shredded turkey and smoky BBQ sauce is the perfect easy weeknight meal. Large potatoes make for the perfect main dish size, and adding cheese and green onions takes them to the next level of deliciousness. So don’t forget those toppings! Your family will love this hearty and flavorful meal.
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Turkey Rice Soup Recipe
A delicious turkey rice soup has a broth loaded with turkey flavor that can be made with a leftover carcass or started with raw parts, even ground turkey.
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