What to Do With Leftover Turkey

There’s no better way to savor leftover turkey than with one of these delectable leftover turkey recipes. You’ll never be stuck wondering what to do with leftover turkey again with these simple recipes.

Tetrazzini With Turkey Leftovers

This recipe transforms leftover turkey into a whole new feast! We look forward to having it after Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other family gatherings when I roast a turkey.

Homemade Turkey Soup

With this homemade turkey soup, you can make the most of even the tiniest pieces of leftover turkey. I boil the bones to extract the rich flavor, then remove any remaining meat with ease. I make a substantial turkey soup with rice, vegetables, and cream soup that is both yummy and inexpensive.

Ait-Fried Turkey Croquettes

Thanksgiving leftovers were a tradition in my household growing up. But we didn’t just reheat turkey and potatoes in the microwave—recipes like these air-fryer turkey croquettes pushed our culinary imagination to new heights. For an outstanding supper, serve them with a crisp green salad.

Crescent Turkey Casserole

How can you make a turkey and vegetable leftover supper appealing to kids? Of course, you make a pie out of it! My recipe has a classic flavor and takes very little time to prepare.

Turkey Chili

This dish was made to catch the attention of the judges at a chili contest we conducted in our garden. It’s like a full Thanksgiving dinner in one dish, thanks to the pumpkin, brown sugar, and leftover turkey.

Bistro Turkey Sandwich

I was motivated to create a restaurant-worthy sandwich as a turkey enthusiast who can’t get enough during the fall and winter. It’s fantastic with a soft, creamy cheese like Brie.

Turkey Casserole & Stuffing

After Thanksgiving, you can enjoy another full meal with leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberries. This platter is brimming with love, comfort, and goodness.

Bistro Turkey Calzone

In this family-friendly dish, leftover turkey, cheddar, and bacon blend wonderfully with the apple.

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

This recipe was given to me by my great friend Shirley several years ago. I cook this leftovers soup whenever I think of her. For added comfort, I occasionally melt in a cup of cheddar cheese towards the end.

Rice and Turkey Curry

Whenever I have some excess turkey and a craving for something, I use the leftovers to make turkey curry with cauliflower, carrots, and mango chutney to serve over rice.

Turkey Thyme Risotto

This hearty risotto is a great way to use leftover turkey. I use Romano cheese, garlic, and a lot of fresh mushrooms in this dish.

Turkey Tortilla Soup

This soup is now my family’s favorite—to the point that they’ll ensure I have leftover turkey. By adding smoked sausage or andouille, as well as some Cajun seasoning to taste, you can spice up this soup and make it more hearty.

Pizza Alfredo With Turkey

This thin-crust pizza is a long-time family favorite that is both good and wholesome. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover turkey.

Turkey Ala King

This is an excellent way to make use of any leftover turkey. You might want to double the recipe!

Turkey and Pasta Ranch Salad

This simple pasta salad is full of fresh vegetables, and the familiar ranch dressing makes it kid-friendly.

Acorn Squash With Turkey Stuffing

Leftover turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce are stuffed inside an acorn squash. To use everything up, make as much or as little as you need.

Creamy Vegetable Turkey Soup

We go wheels up at our place for a creamy turkey soup with a spirit of fun. We stuff it with leftovers, spaghetti in the shape of a wagon, and vegetables.

Turkey Salad on Wheat Bread

When one of my favorite lunch restaurants closed, I was able to keep more than just wonderful memories with this recipe. The combination of peas, bacon, and cheese is light and refreshing. I make large batches of the salad for parties, and it turns out I’m not the only one who enjoys it.

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