25+ easy and delicious Leftover Turkey Recipes. A great collection of recipes to use all that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving!
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 CourseTurkey Cranberry Sandwich Recipe
This tasty Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers! Make it into a meal or appetizer.
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!!
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!
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!!
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