It's no surprise that after a big holiday dinner like Thanksgiving or Christmas, you will end up with a lot of turkey leftovers. And having a lot of leftovers doesn't mean that you have to eat turkey and mashed potatoes all week long. You can use leftover turkey and completely transform it in a new and delicious recipe. So if you are wondering "what to make with leftover turkey", then you are in the right place. We are sharing over 10 of our best and most popular leftover turkey recipes including soups, pasta, rice, sandwiches, and more!
Best Leftover Turkey Recipes
Leftover turkey potato chowder is a creamy, savory, and delicious soup that is loaded with holiday leftovers. Quick and easy, ready in under 30 minutes.
Turkey Tetrazzini with Spinach
Creamy leftover turkey tetrazzini with spinach is a simple, easy and delicious pasta recipe that is comforting, creamy and cheesy. It's a family favourite.
Leftover Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers
Leftover turkey stuffed peppers are a nutritious, wholesome and healthy dinner that you can throw together easily and quickly. A total crowd-pleaser and delicious Thanksgiving leftover recipe.
Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce
Looking for comfort food in a hand-held serving? You got it! Put those leftovers to good use in this leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce.
Creamy turkey gnocchi soup is the ultimate comfort food — creamy, rich, and delicious, made with good carbs, clean protein, and veggies in 25 minutes.
Leftover turkey fried rice with turkey, fluffy rice, scrambled eggs, vegetables, and classic Asian seasonings is a one skillet meal made in just 10 minutes.
Wholesome hearty one pot leftover turkey wild rice soup is the most comforting way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving turkey dinner. So easy to make.
Quick easy buffalo turkey wraps with homemade buffalo sauce are flavorful, spicy, and delicious. A healthy lunch that will keep you full until dinner.
Turkey Enchiladas are a cheesy, filling, and comforting meal that is quick and easy to make using a handful of ingredients including leftover turkey.
Coconut turkey curry is creamy, rich, and flavorful. This delicious curry is the perfect recipe to make when you have turkey leftovers, ready in 30 minutes!
Warm and cozy, creamy turkey orzo soup is wholesome, hearty, filling, and flavourful. Make this delicious one pot meal with leftover turkey in 30 minutes. One of my favorite ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers.
This Leftover Turkey Salad is a creamy and filling salad that is quick and easy to make — and your new go-to recipe for using Thanksgiving leftovers!
Substitute Chicken with Leftover Turkey in these Recipes
White chicken chili is an easy and delicious one pot meal made with shredded chicken, hearty veggies, and a creamy broth that's loaded with flavor.
Forget delivery and make sweet, tangy, and smoky BBQ chicken pizza from the comfort of your own home in under 30 minutes. The easiest weeknight dinner.
Vietnamese summer rolls with chicken are fresh, light, and healthy. This Asian summer snack takes less than 20 minutes to make and easier than you think.
Hearty chicken tortilla soup is a delicious, wholesome and filling soup that you can make in about 30 minutes, packed with classic Mexican flavours.
Are you planning ahead for the Turkey leftovers, even before your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner? Well then try any of our favorite turkey recipes to use in these leftover recipes.
- Juiciest Whole Roast Turkey
- Roasted Turkey Breast
- Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast
- Asian Five-Spice Roast Turkey
- Roasted Turkey Legs
- Instant Pot Turkey Thighs
- Soy Glazed Braised Turkey Breast with Five-Spice
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Did You Make Any of These Recipes with Turkey Leftovers?
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15 Ways to Use Leftover Turkey
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
Over 15 of our best and most popular leftover turkey recipes to transform those turkey leftovers into soups, pasta, rice, sandwiches, and more!
- leftover turkey
- Creamy Turkey Orzo Soup
- Turkey Tetrazzini with Spinach
- Leftover Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Turkey Potato Chowder
- Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce
- Leftover Turkey Fried Rice
- Turkey Wild Rice Soup
- Buffalo Turkey Wraps
- White Chicken Chili (with leftover turkey instead)
- BBQ Chicken Pizza (with leftover turkey instead)
- Vietnamese Summer Rolls (with leftover turkey instead)
- Chicken Tortilla Soup (with leftover turkey instead)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Turkey
- Method: Various
- Cuisine: Various
- Calories: 310
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Your turkey fried rice is our go to. First tried it last year and make it all the time after any holiday dinner.
Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme says
Thank you so much Kelly! Enjoy!