You just finished your epic Thanksgiving dinner and realized that bird was a little too much. No worries! That tasty meat will not go to waste. Here are some of our favorite ways to make use of yummy turkey leftovers so every ounce of that meat is enjoyed down to the last bite.
Leftover Turkey Sandwich
This recipe is Thanksgiving in a sandwich. Loaded with shredded turkey, gravy, gouda, jam, and arugula, this sandwich is going to be your favorite lunch the week after Thanksgiving.
Leftover Turkey Casserole
This quick and simple casserole makes use of your holiday leftovers and comes together to create a mouthwatering dish your family is sure to love. Made with turkey, cheese, gravy, and cornbread, this casserole is a hearty meal that warms the soul.
Turkey Pot Pie
The creamy filling combined with your perfectly roasted turkey meat is the most satisfying way to enjoy leftovers. With its perfectly flaky crust cooked to perfection, this tender, creamy pie is a satisfying dish that makes a great lunch or dinner.
Leftover Turkey Tacos
Give your tacos a healthier twist with roast turkey instead. They’re so quick and easy to make and the whole family is sure to love them.
Leftover Turkey Nachos
Like we need an excuse to make nachos, right? But seriously – you need to try these turkey nachos. Loaded with your favorite toppings and your perfectly roasted turkey meat, this appetizer is so delicious.
Leftover Turkey Chili
It’s the season of soul-warming comfort foods so a chili recipe had to make the list. This flavorful and satisfying chili recipe is a healthier alternative that isn’t short on flavor. Since your meat is ready, this recipe is ready in under an hour!
Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup
Made with turkey meat, chiles, corn, tomatoes, beans, and tortillas, this hearty soup is a quick way to make use of your turkey leftovers.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chowder
Want to use up your leftovers but can’t afford to prep for an hour? No problem. This slow cooker recipe will come together while you go to work or get on with your day and when it’s ready, a creamy and tasty dish will be ready to plate and serve.
Leftover Turkey Enchiladas
If you want to use your turkey meat but hate when a meal actually tastes like leftovers, then you will love this meal. Turkey enchiladas are loaded with flavor and will give your leftover meat a fresh taste. Combined with creamed beans, sweet potato, and spices, this recipe is going to be a game-changer.
Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza
Give your traditional pizza a Thanksgiving twist with this turkey pizza recipe.
Turkey and Dumplings
Made with dumplings, leftover turkey, and broth, this hearty stew has a creamy texture that instantly warms you up.
Leftover Turkey Burritos
With bold salsa and Mexican spices, turkey burritos are a tasty, protein-packed meal that makes a great lunch when you’re on the go.
Leftover Turkey Salad
After the big holiday meal, you may want to avoid the extra calories and look for lean meal options instead. This tasty and healthy turkey salad is loaded with nuts, cranberries, and a tasty dressing you’ll love.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Quesadilla
Made with leftover turkey and three different kinds of cheese, these quesadillas are a flavorful way to use up leftover turkey meat. You won’t mind eating leftovers for days with this savory recipe.
Leftover Turkey Curry
Combined with curry powder, turmeric, coriander, and cinnamon, this turkey curry is a unique and tasty way to make use of your leftover meat.
Leftover Turkey Soup
A creamy and hearty vegetable soup is a great way to use up those leftovers. It makes for a light, tasty meal the whole family can enjoy.
Leftover Turkey Casserole Recipe
- 6 cups leftover turkey shredded
- 4 cups pre-made bread stuffing
- 2 cans cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup milk
- Start by preheating your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
- Line the bottom of the baking dish with shredded turkey and add crumbled dressing over it.
- In a small bowl, combine the canned soup and condensed milk together and pour over the turkey.
- Bake for about 40 to 60 minutes, until bubbling.
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