21 Ways to Reinvent Your Thanksgiving Leftovers


From breakfast to lunch to dinner options, we know what to do with that leftover turkey and other Thanksgiving fixins!

Southwestern Turkey Soup “Wow, when you are tired of plain turkey leftovers...

Southwestern Turkey Soup

“Wow, when you are tired of plain turkey leftovers during the holidays this is a great soup to warm you up. It's easy to make and full of southwest flavor. I love the hint of lime mixed with the cilantro and chilies. You may want to consider doubling the recipe. This will be gobbled up by your family!” - Debbie

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich “Yummo! Great sandwich. This was the first time that...

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

“Yummo! Great sandwich. This was the first time that I've added cream cheese to my turkey sandwich, but it will now become our tradition to do it in the future. It really kept it moist and good. I used my grand marnier cranberries and this made a great (but messy!) sandwich.” - lazyme5909

“This turkey sandwich is the bomb. So much flavor, great textures and it was really quick and easy to make. Made as written but I did omit the mayo. I made fresh homemade orange cranberry sauce to use in this recipe, it worked well and was so good.” - BabyKato

Turkey Hash #1 - Thanksgiving Leftovers “This is a great way to...

Turkey Hash #1 - Thanksgiving Leftovers

“This is a great way to reinvent boring turkey leftovers. Making a hash from leftover mashed potatoes and turkey is genius. Cooking down the onions really has a punch of flavor. I love the crunch on the outside of the hash. Serving a fried egg on top sends this over the top. A great breakfast, but it's hearty enough for dinner too.” - Debbie

Leftover Turkey Nachos “These nachos are packed with so much flavor. Not...

Leftover Turkey Nachos

“These nachos are packed with so much flavor. Not only is this a great way to use leftover turkey, it's delicious. The dressing mix brings this dish to a whole new level of yumminess! During the holidays when everyone is tired of the typical things you make with leftover turkey, give this a try for something new and different.” - Debbie

Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole “I made this last night and it...

Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

“I made this last night and it was delicious. The only thing I changed was adding two tablespoons of gravy to the mixture before putting in the casserole dish. My husband and daughter loved it. Thanks for the recipe.” - nadoteri

Angel Hair Turkey Casserole “What an easy casserole recipe and a wonderful...

Angel Hair Turkey Casserole

“What an easy casserole recipe and a wonderful way to use up leftover turkey. With so few ingredients, it comes together in a snap. Creamy and full of flavor, this will please even the pickiest eaters in your house.” - Debbie

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Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie “Seriously the best pot pie! The crust is...

Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

“Seriously the best pot pie! The crust is flaky and scrumptious! This is my new pot pie recipe.” - pmh21650

“Turned out nicely and was a relief to put a good amount of turkey to use. THANKS!” - sanity_chek

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Green Bean Casserole Grilled Cheese “Yesterday, this beautiful sandwich...

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Green Bean Casserole Grilled Cheese

“Yesterday, this beautiful sandwich was born. I thought… ‘I like grilled cheese, and I LOVE green bean casserole, let’s marry these two delicious things TOGETHER!’”

Turkey Tetrazzini “This is going to become your go-to recipe for turkey...

Turkey Tetrazzini

“This is going to become your go-to recipe for turkey leftovers. This casserole is extremely creamy and super easy. I loved the addition of Parmesan and Asiago cheeses...it adds flavor to the roux and creates an amazing cheesy crust on top. Your family is going to request this often!” - Janet

Post Thanksgiving Potato Pancakes “What would holiday leftovers be without potato pancakes?...

Post Thanksgiving Potato Pancakes

“What would holiday leftovers be without potato pancakes? Such an easy way to reinvent mashed potatoes. The bacon grease adds tons of flavor so I suggest using that if you have on hand. Crisp on the outside and warm on the inside, these are super yummy.” - Leah

Turkey Shepherd Pie “Made this tonight with leftover Turkey. It was delicious....

Turkey Shepherd Pie

“Made this tonight with leftover Turkey. It was delicious. Will definitely make again.” - Bonnie_Zipoy

“This is a delish recipe! Great for leftover Thanksgiving. I changed it up a bit with my left overs. I used one roll out already made pie crust. Instead of mashed potatoes I used baked sugar pumpkin squash & topped it with the crispy onion rings. Following all other ingredients. Thanks for a great, quick idea!” - zazz

Turkey Dinner Croquettes “These croquettes are a great way to use your...

Turkey Dinner Croquettes

“These croquettes are a great way to use your leftover turkey and stuffing. The Cheese-Its crumbs add a bit more flavor than traditional bread crumbs. And I loved using the French fried onions as the coating. Just adds to the overall flavors. What's great is you can really use whatever you have leftover - corn, green bean casserole, etc - to add to the stuffing and turkey mixture. You can serve with a dressing but, honestly, this turkey croquette was yummy all by itself.” - Janet

Turkey & Stuffing Roll Ups “This recipe is soooooo good! My husband...

Turkey & Stuffing Roll Ups

“This recipe is soooooo good! My husband says to be sure and tell you a big thank you for a super wonderful meal!” - Melly2

Turkey Ala King “I was looking for an easy supper and a...

Turkey Ala King

“I was looking for an easy supper and a way to use up leftover turkey. This is easy, tasty and a real family pleasing comfort dish.” - cmt49829

Hot Turkey Sandwiches “This was one of my first ever recipes. My...

Hot Turkey Sandwiches

“This was one of my first ever recipes. My college roommates loved it and it's a great way to use up leftover turkey!!! You can of course toss in any other leftovers that you like as well: cranberries, stuffing, other veggies, etc.” - IdGirl25

Leftover Turkey Taquitos “This is a great way to use leftovers without...

Leftover Turkey Taquitos

“This is a great way to use leftovers without seeming like you are using leftovers. I added the jalapeno juice because I like things a bit spicy. But customize this recipe to what you like. These would be great to much on while watching some football!” - Janet

Ham & Turkey Bake “This super easy casserole is creamy and flavorful....

Ham & Turkey Bake

“This super easy casserole is creamy and flavorful. It's a great way to use up your holiday leftovers. Pure comfort food to warm ya up on a cold evening.” - Janet

Day After Turkey Day Chili “This is a quick, easy and tasty...

Day After Turkey Day Chili

“This is a quick, easy and tasty way to use up some Thanksgiving or Christmas leftover turkey.” - DeeDee2011

Hot Turkey Sandwich “When I was a kid, I could always count...

Hot Turkey Sandwich

“When I was a kid, I could always count on these being served with the leftover turkey and gravy...such an easy, delicious way of using up those leftovers.” - 1lovetocook1x

Mini Thanksgiving Leftover Pies “I love mini shepherd pies or anything smaller...

Mini Thanksgiving Leftover Pies

“I love mini shepherd pies or anything smaller and bite size, so I thought why not Thanksgiving pies. Well, I am happy to say it worked out well. I would have to say my favorite is the one with cranberry sauce on top; however, I loved the mushroom gravy topped one too.” - pistachyoo

Mashed Potato Doughnuts “Incredibly good! Your idea is just fantastic, thank you!”...

Mashed Potato Doughnuts

“Incredibly good! Your idea is just fantastic, thank you!” - Magician176

“This recipe is great if you have leftover mashed potatoes! It seems odd but it tastes great.” - MissHeatherMarie




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