25+ Leftover Turkey Recipes

25+ easy and delicious Leftover Turkey Recipes. A great collection of recipes to use all that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving!

Turkey Leftovers

Happy after Thanksgiving, friends!!

We know there tends to be a lot of food at Thanksgiving, and if your family is anything like ours, we tend to have lots of leftovers. We hate seeing it go to waste, so we usually add our leftover tags and divvy it among friends and family to take home. One thing we almost always have leftovers is TURKEY!

There are so many yummy recipes that can be made with leftover turkey, so we wanted to share some of our favorites today.

From sandwiches to casseroles, these recipes are simple and a great way to use up that leftover bird! But first – let’s talk about storing…

How to Store Leftover Turkey

Do you know the best way to store leftover turkey?

We recommend storing turkey in slices in foil, and then a container/bag (if in the freezer – then freezer safe container/bag).

  • If stored in the FRIDGE, it can last for 3-4 days/
  • If stored in the FREEZER, it can last for 2-3 months.

To REHEAT, add to the oven or microwave until cooked through (we recommend thawing first). Like most meats, it’s not recommended to reheat it more than once.

What to do with Leftover Turkey?

The options are endless, really!

We love to use them in all sorts of recipes, but we are going to break it down for you.

First, we will share recipes from the site that are made with turkey and are great made with leftover turkey. Secondly, we will share more recipes from the site that are made with other meats but than can be subbed with turkey.

Bottom line – all delicious – all simple!

Main Course Turkey Cranberry Sandwich Recipe
This tasty Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers! Make it into a meal or appetizer.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Main Course Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe
Simple Turkey Tetrazzini is a flavorful pasta casserole dish. It's perfect for using leftover holiday turkey, but tasty year round!
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.88 from 39 votes
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Main Course Turkey Meatball Recipe
Put turkey meatballs on your dinner menu this week! Easy to whip up, full of flavor, and can be served with anything from rice to mashed potatoes or pasta noodles!
Total Time: 28 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Turkey Chili Recipe
5 from 6 votes
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Soup Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe
This hearty Turkey Soup recipe is flavorful and filled with rotini pasta, celery, carrots and turkey. It's perfect for fall!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Main Course Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole Recipe
Stuffing, turkey, and mashed potatoes come together to make this hearty Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole. It's the best way to enjoy Turkey Day leftovers!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Main Course Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe
Fried, coated in powdered sugar, & served with a raspberry dip, Monte Cristo Sandwiches are famously delicious!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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BLT Wrap
Main Course Flatout Wraps Recipe
If you're in need of a light and easy meal, try the BLT wrap or Turkey Bacon Ranch wrap! Both are under 300 calories and Weight Watchers approved!
Total Time: 7 minutes
4.75 from 4 votes
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Appetizer Monte Cristo Sliders Recipe
Sweet and Salty Monte Cristo Sliders are the ultimate party food!! Just like their name-sake, but as an appetizer.
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Main Course Bruschetta Panini Recipe
Crispy & juicy Bruschetta Panini is oozing with melted cheese. It's our new favorite sandwich recipe and is so easy and quick.
Total Time: 8 minutes
5 from 1 vote

Turkey Substitution Recipes

We love chicken, and we have LOADS of recipes with it. Having said that, all of these recipes would still be delicious if subbed with turkey instead of chicken.

Give them a go, and let us know what you think. We have it broken down into classic dinner ideas as well as soups. 😉

Main Course King Ranch Casserole Recipe
King Ranch Chicken Casserole is creamy, cheesy, and bursting with spicy flavors. This delicious casserole is basically a Texan lasagna and is favorite family dinner recipe.
5 from 8 votes
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Main Course Chicken and Dumpling Casserole Recipe
This Chicken and Dumpling Casserole is comfort food made easy. Canned biscuits and cream of chicken soup help speed up this hearty casserole.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.67 from 12 votes
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Main Course Chicken Orzo Recipe
This Creamy Chicken Orzo is made with simple ingredients and can be on your table in 30 minutes. It's a meal the whole family will love!
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.82 from 16 votes
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Main Course Chicken Spaghetti Recipe
This easy recipe calls for chicken, spaghetti noodles, cream of chicken, salsa, sour cream and cheese, making it the epitome of comfort food.
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 39 votes
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Main Course Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole Recipe
Creamy and hearty Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is the best way to beat the weeknight rush! It's easy to make, and filled with pasta, chicken, bacon, and creamy alfredo sauce.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Main Course, Side Dish Chicken Stuffing Casserole Recipe
Chicken and Green Bean Casserole - a delicious casserole filled with green beans, chicken, cream cheese, and chicken broth, topped with stuffing mix!! A staple at holiday gatherings! 
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 9 votes
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Main Course Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls Recipe
Shredded chicken mixed with cream cheese, Italian dressing mix, and cream of chicken rolled into buttery crescent dough! These flavorful Chicken Crescent Roll Bundles have become a family fave.
Total Time: 34 minutes
4.69 from 32 votes
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Main Course Chicken Asparagus Pasta Recipe
This cheesy Chicken Asparagus Pasta is one the whole family will love. It's flavorful and filled with everyone's favorite ingredients!! 
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.75 from 8 votes
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Main Course Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Our favorite Chicken Pot Pie recipe filled with chicken, hard-boiled eggs, carrots and corn. The ultra-easy crust is made from biscuit mix. It's a recipe the whole family loves!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.50 from 10 votes
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Main Course Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells Recipe
Spinach and Chicken Stuffed Shells are creamy, cheesy, and smothered in a rich homemade Alfredo sauce. They're so good, even the kids won't mind the spinach!
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.82 from 11 votes
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Soup Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
This Chicken Gnocchi Soup is so hearty and so flavorful. It is filled with chicken, carrots, spinach, broccoli and gnocchi! It's perfect all year long and is bound to be a new favorite.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.93 from 14 votes
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Soup Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe
This creamy, delicious Chicken Pot Pie Soup can be made on the stovetop or in a crock pot! It has all your favorite vegetables, big chunks of chicken, and even seasoned pie crust crumbled on top. This is the ultimate comfort food right here!!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Soup Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe
A hearty and delicious Chicken Corn Chowder filled with all the best ingredients - chicken, potatoes, corn, carrots, cheese and more! The whole family loves this thick and creamy chowder.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe
Our all-time favorite version of one of the most classic soup recipes - Chicken and Dumplings! This simple, delicious soup is filled with chunks of chicken and pieces of biscuit, along with your favorite veggies!
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.77 from 17 votes
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Soup Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe
A simple, convenient, and TASTY stew recipe made in the crock pot! Made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and more, this Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe is BURSTING with flavor!!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
4.92 from 23 votes
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creamy Wild rice soup with chicken in bowl
Soup Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe
Such a tasty and simple recipe - this Chicken Wild Rice Soup is filled with long grain and wild rice, chicken, carrots, almonds and more!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Soup Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe
Bright and hearty homemade lemon chicken orzo soup is swimming in a flavorful broth. This lemon chicken orzo soup can't be beat.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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We hope you enjoy all of these recipes! As we said – they’re all simple and delicious!

ENJOY!

 

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