16 Delicious Recipes That Call For Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey
If you're like us, you're likely looking forward to indulging in your Thanksgiving feast. But if you're the one cooking, you're probably already debating what to do with the leftover turkey. No one likes to let food go to waste, but there's only so many times you can reheat a plate of leftover turkey and sides. Luckily, we've got you covered with 16 mouthwatering recipes that put a different twist on your leftovers. We'll have you eagerly anticipating lunch over the weeks that follow — we promise.
Turkey and Broccoli Stromboli
If you're a fan of broccoli pizza, you'll love this doughy stromboli which also incorporates your leftover turkey.
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Turkey Cornbread Casserole
This recipe is the perfect way to put a fresh twist on your leftover Thanksgiving favorites.
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If you're ready for something totally different from Thanksgiving dinner leftovers, you'll love this creamy pasta dish.
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Cheesy Turkey Tamale Pie
Put a Mexican twist on your holiday leftovers with this comforting one-pot tamale dish.
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Turkey Corn Chowder
Who doesn't love soup this time of year? This comforting chowder is a great way to ensure your turkey doesn't go to waste.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Croissant
Move aside, plain-old day-after-Thanksgiving sandwiches. These buttery, leftover-filled croissants are about to become your new postholiday staple.
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Thanksgiving Turkey Gumbo
For another spicy and fresh take on Thanksgiving leftovers, try your hand at this gumbo recipe.
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Green Chile Butternut Squash Turkey Enchiladas
When your family members have had enough of plain old leftovers, they'll be all over these turkey enchiladas.
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Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Crescent Braid
One might argue this recipe could fit into your actual Thanksgiving spread. Whether you include it then or take advantage of leftover ingredients, this dish is sure to be a winner.
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Turkey Taco Salad
When you're ready for a light lunch following your heavy Thanksgiving dinner, this crunchy salad will be just the ticket.
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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Roast Turkey Salad
Toss some Thanksgiving and Fall favorites together for a postholiday lunchtime salad.
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Fricassee Turkey Sandwiches
These savory Brazilian sandwiches are also filled with cheese and corn, providing a totally different take on your Thanksgiving turkey.
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Baked Turkey Tortellini
Put those same favorites like butternut squash and your leftover turkey together in this filling pasta dish.
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Turkey and Rice Soup
If you normally love classic chicken and rice soup, you'll be all over this version made with your leftover turkey.
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Turkey Korma With Golden Rice
You can even go Indian-style when using up leftovers, like with this flavorful curry dish.
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Turkey Caesar Wrap
Put a twist on the classic chicken caesar salad with this delicious turkey wrap.
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