Turkey Leftovers Recipes

Find classic recipes for leftover turkey like turkey soup, turkey casserole, turkey salad, and turkey pot pie—plus delicious twists on your favorites.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Turkey Noodle Casserole

Rating: 4.23 stars
This delicious casserole is for leftover leftovers. I don't know about you, but after a few days of eating Thanksgiving leftovers, no matter how tasty they originally were, I want something that makes me forget there's even turkey in it. Since ingredients like garam masala, spicy cheese, and peppers aren't typically used in the meal, they work wonderfully here to disguise the last of a holiday bird.

Turkey Enchiladas

Rating: 4.31 stars
These enchiladas are a great way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Serve with sour cream and refried beans if desired.

Turkey a la King

Rating: 4.43 stars
Turkey, peas and mushrooms in a creamy sauce to serve over puff-pastry boats, biscuits, toast or rice.

Sweet Leftover Turkey Salad

Rating: 4.68 stars
I use leftover turkey for this quick salad with all the right textures. The raisin sweetens the salad, the sunflowers add a crunch, and the turkey is the heart of the salad.

Cindy's Turkey Salad

Rating: 4.69 stars
Great for leftover Thanksgiving turkey! I threw it together and decided to write down the measurements. Everyone loved it! For a kick add more jalapeno pepper!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Shells

Rating: 4.33 stars
This recipe sounds odd, but I promise it makes for an unbelievable, rich hearty meal! Family and friends all show up a couple days AFTER Thanksgiving knowing this will be on the menu... Cheesy and delicious, and feeds a crowd!

Left-Over Turkey Pot Pie

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a rich, creamy, and delicious way to use up some of the left-over turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas. This pot pie makes a warm inviting meal for the whole family to enjoy.

How to Make Turkey Manicotti

Rating: 4.6 stars
When you're looking for something completely different to use up those turkey leftovers, this could be it! A tender, eggy pasta-like crepe enfolds the cheesy, amazing filling. You can make the crepes and filling ahead of time.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Rating: 4.23 stars
A quick and easy sandwich with ham, turkey and swiss slices, dipped in an egg/milk mixture and fried to a golden brown. A hot alternative to the usual lunch or snack. Try it with berry jam on the side.

Dad's Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Rating: 4.92 stars
Turkey pot pie like you have never tasted before. It won't last long.

Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

Rating: 4.38 stars
An easy, quick turkey dish that turns precooked turkey into a family favorite.

Turkey Wraps

Rating: 4.56 stars
These light and tasty wraps are great for lunch, or slice them smaller and they make wonderful party appetizers or great little after-school snacks.

Inspiration and Ideas

Turkey Tetrazzini

This creamy and cheesy noodle casserole is a great way to use up turkey leftovers.

Southwestern Turkey Soup

No more mild turkey soup! This one's got tomatoes, spice, avocado, and cilantro to wake up your taste buds.

Grandma Carlson's Turkey Pot Pie

Rating: 4.81 stars

This savory comfort food dish is the most popular Thanksgiving leftover meal in our house. With the flakiest of pie crust and fresh herbs, it'll be a hit in yours as well.