20 Leftover Turkey Recipes

Feeling stuffed after an epic Thanksgiving dinner? Don't toss those extras just yet! Here are 20 creative ways to maximize that leftover turkey.

Part of: Thanksgiving: Leftovers

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Leftover Turkey Chili

"I used this recipe tonight for our leftover Thanksgiving turkey. It tasted great and was so easy to make."

-ElizabethKnicely

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Turkey Club Squares

"These were fast, easy and the flavor was just wonderful. They were very filling too."

-CoffeeB

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Leftover Turkey Gumbo

"We really enjoyed this gumbo. I'm going to make this for our leftover turkey every Thanksgiving from now on."

-Dr. Jenny

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Roasted Garlic Turkey Burgers

"These burgers are so delicious. They are nice, moist and have such a great flavor."

-flutenpicc430

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Cheesy Rosemary Turkey Bake

"This was really good. It's such a great way to get rid of those turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving."

-Cathy17

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Turkey Barbecue Sandwich

"Similar to pork barbecue, this recipe is particularly easy because it starts with leftover turkey. Think of this as a 'turkey joe!'"

-Lorraine of AZ

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Turkey Pita Sandwich

"Tired of the same old turkey sandwich after Thanksgiving? Try this!"

-L DJ

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Quick Turkey Pot Pie

"This is a yummy and easy way to use Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! The Bisquick was a perfect crust substitute, and much quicker to make since I didn't have any premade crust on hand."

-Tiffiny #2

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Turkey Salad

"I used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving day and my husband devoured it so quickly, I barely got to try it!"

-TxSweetchick80

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Turkey Noodle Soup

"This was such a good soup. I made it after Thanksgiving for my family. They raved about it — I got many compliments!"

-gwynn

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Turkey Goulash

If you have leftover turkey and a kitchen cupboard, chances are you already have every ingredient on hand to make this comforting egg noodle dish.

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Turkey Soup

"Fantastic! I will use this recipe over and over. I added leftover fresh thyme and sage from Thanksgiving."

-Penuchek

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Turkey Waldorf Sandwich

"This sandwich was spectacular! It was nice and crunchy, and the subtle flavor of the turkey really allowed the apple to stand out."

-Kree

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Turkey Marsala

"This dish uses leftover turkey, but still has the deep flavor that comes from using fresh poultry. Easy, economical and a great way to kick up holiday leftovers. My family begs for it!"

-Dawnab

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Club Pasta Salad

Instead of classic club sandwiches, use your leftover turkey to make this clever pasta salad. It's fast, easy and perfect for weekday lunches.

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Turkey Tetrazzini

"I am so excited about this recipe! I made it for supper to help use up our leftover turkey and my husband loved it."

-Bonnie / Shortie Rishling

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Creamy Turkey Soup

"Great soup! I made this with Thanksgiving leftovers and loved it so much that we made it again with chicken. And then I made it again with Christmas turkey leftovers. It's fabulous!"

- ...Myst...

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Turkey Panini With Cranberry Dressing

Thanks to its use of leftover turkey, stuffing, gravy AND cranberries, this pressed sandwich is the king of post-Thanksgiving dishes.

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Turkey, Cheddar & Cranberry Sandwich

"This sandwich is a great way to use up some Thanksgiving leftovers! It is delicious on grilled sourdough bread or a croissant."

-Scoutie

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Kentucky Hot Brown

"An impressive use of leftovers — and it's quick! This recipe is healthier than typical hot browns; we did not miss the butter in the cheese sauce. And don't skimp on the hot sauce!"

-WiGal

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