10 Leftover Turkey Pasta Recipes

Turkey Soup with Pasta and Vegetables

You can never have too many options for using up leftover roast turkey (and the carcass) after Thanksgiving or Christmas. From fuss-free turkey noodle soup to pasta shells stuffed with turkey dinner leftovers, these comforting recipes will provide you with all the inspiration you need to transform leftover roast turkey and pasta into something amazing.

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Turkey Lasagna

a pan of golden-brown lasagna made with a white sauce instead of tomato sauce

Lasagna is a clever way to use up cooked turkey. You can add bell peppers and spinach if you need to bulk it up further. "I would make this again when I have leftover turkey or chicken," says home cook Molly. "I actually liked the leftovers the next day better!"

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Thanksgiving Leftovers "Ramen"

Thanksgiving Leftovers "Ramen"

Combine any leftover stock and turkey gravy to create a rich golden broth. Add spaghetti noodles, chopped leftover turkey, and season with soy sauce for an incredibly easy-yet-flavorful soup.

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Baked Turkey Tetrazzini

Baked Turkey Tetrazzini

This combination of leftover turkey breast meat, mushrooms, peas, noodles, and a creamy sauce with cheesy breadcrumbs is a delicious way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Instant Pot Turkey Soup with Pasta and Vegetables

Turkey Soup with Pasta and Vegetables

Packed with nourishing veggies, rotini pasta, tomatoes, and seasonings, this soup makes a very satisfying solution for leftover cooked turkey. Once the pressure in the Instant Pot builds, this soup cooks in just 20 minutes.

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Turkey Manicotti

Turkey Manicotti on a white plate
Allrecipes Magazine

Give Thanksgiving turkey leftovers an Italian spin in this 5-star Chef John recipe. "Fantastic! Was so bored with turkey sandwiches, turkey tetrazzini, turkey stew, etc," says reviewer BriBoy Chicago. "This was such a clever idea!"

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Shells

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Shells

This cheesy baked pasta dish with leftover turkey and stuffing is comfort food at its best. It's perfect for sharing with family and friends after Thanksgiving.

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Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Pho

bowl of turkey pho with sliced limes on the side
Kim's Cooking Now

Put your turkey carcass and leftover cooked turkey to good use in this incredibly fresh-tasting and fragrant noodle soup that will have your guests queuing up for more. Serve with a wedge of lime and hot sauce. "The toasted spices in this recipe make the most flavorful broth," says reviewer Debbie Jennison. "The soup was delicious!"

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Italian Turkey Pasta Skillet

Fall shaped pasta with turkey and cheese on top

This simple, saucy spaghetti dish might be the family-friendly recipe you are looking for to use up any leftover roast turkey. Use any whole wheat pasta for a more filling meal. "Great flavors and easy to make!" says Allrecipes Allstar bd.weld.

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Turkey Noodle Casserole

Turkey and noodle casserole in white dish on marble counter top
Tyla Ward

A hint of curry turns Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey into something great in this easy noodle casserole. "This is a good recipe with ingredients I always have in my pantry, " says home cook jim hall. "Who wants to go and shop after all the work that went into the turkey dinner? Not me!"

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No-Fuss Turkey Noodle Soup

No-Fuss Turkey Noodle Soup

This easy winter soup makes the most of leftover dark turkey meat. Chipotle chili powder adds a delicious smoky flavor. "Fantastic recipe!" says home cook Jody. "I doubled the recipe so now have many smaller containers in the freezer for future lunches/dinners!"

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