I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving! Leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast could be my favorite part. We usually enjoy leftover pie for days, I love leftover turkey because you can use it to make so many more meals throughout the week. From sandwiches, soups, and pastas, to hashes and pies–the options are endless!
Turkey Pot Pie
For turkey pot pie, simply substitute cooked and shredded turkey.This is also a great freezer friendly meal. I love to make two pies and freeze the second. See details for freezing pot pie in the post.
“This pot pie is awesome. I didn’t change a thing. Yuummo!”
Simply substitute turkey for a delicious family dinner. Kids and adults love this comforting pasta and you’ll love that it’s a 30-minute meal! I’ve included tips for making it healthier including a homemade cream of anything soup.
“I just wanted to let you know how much I love your recipes! I have made a few now, and they never disappoint…this one included!! And I love that you give a recipe for homemade condensed soup as this isn’t something I would normally buy. Keep up the great work!!”
Cottage Pie is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey and mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving. It’s the ultimate winter dinner. I love to make a double batch and freeze the second for a quick and easy freezer meal. Find directions for freezing in the post. (Sub cooked shredded turkey for cooked ground beef)
This family favorite Peruvian recipe is a fantastic way to use up leftover turkey. Replace the chicken with cooked and shredded turkey. This 15 minutes dinner is perfect for a quick weeknight meal or easy lunch!
“My kids love hot dogs and I love fried rice so we decided to give this a try. It was delicious and a fun way to mix things up!”
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on a cold day. This soup is thick, creamy, loaded with veggies, and the wild rice blend gives it a great flavor that you just can’t find with white rice. All you need to do is replace the cooked chicken with leftover shredded turkey at the end!
“I am always looking for new recipes for soup. I made this but doubled the recipe and my daughter who is a picky teenager or should I say honest teenager told me this was “the best soup I’ve ever made” Definitely a keeper !!! Thank you!!! My family loves this!!! So flavorful & creamy!”
“This is the best recipe for wild rice soup that I have come across! It’s creamy, tasty ( even when you don’t have all the spices) and it’s great after its been frozen. I did use the dollar rice box that was suggested.. still tastes amazing! Thank you for this recipe”
These delicious loaded enchiladas are so easy to make with your leftover turkey in place of cooked chicken. This recipe makes TWO 9×13” pans of enchiladas. I serve one for dinner and freeze the other in a disposable aluminum pan for later. You’ll love the healthier ingredients and a homemade enchilada sauce.
“My family LOVES these enchiladas and I love having a batch in the freezer for days I don’t feel like cooking! The homemade sauce is heavenly and gives them that extra something special. Thanks for the recipe!”
One Pan Jambalaya
How about some yummy and healthy comfort food? Check out my 30-minute one-pan jambalaya. It is even easier to make with leftover turkey- just throw it in at the end in place of chicken. This recipe is loaded with veggies and bold cajun flavors that everyone loves!
“I have made this recipe a few times now due to family requests. It’s delicious and my adult kids fight over who is taking the leftovers for lunch. Easy to make but tastes like a lot more effort went into it. A hit in our household! Thanks for the recipe.”
Spicy Turkey Soup
Healthy and hearty this soup is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey in place of cooked chicken. Not overly spicy and adaptable to taste, this delicious soup makes the perfect family dinner. Even my kids gobble this up!
“My husband and I make this every few weeks we love it so much! So glad you shared”
Seriously, this Gumbo is definitely in my top 3 favorite dinners and is totally authentic. Nothing tastes better on a cold winter day. We make a huge pot and enjoy it for days! (Sub shredded cooked turkey for rotisserie chicken). You will love it!
“This has become our Christmas eve dinner. Just finished making it actually. We have made changes here and there, started making our own Cajun seasoning, but no matter what, this amazing dish is what you can expect and look forward to at our kitchen table come Christmas. My 18-year-old says he looks forward to it more than the presents. Thanks for a great recipe that is now a new family tradition”
Smothered Green Chili Turkey Burritos
Mexican Restaurant quality, delicious and freezable. Make a double batch–have half for dinner and freeze the rest for an easy dinner another night! Serve with Mexican Rice, black beans, or a fresh green salad. (Sub turkey for cooked chicken).
“Made them, loved them. Family loved them. Keeper recipe for sure. Sauce was amazing. Thank you.”
“My boyfriend, who grew up in New Mexico and is also a “snob” for authentic Mexican food, raves about these! So good and yes, the fresh tortillas make all the difference!”
Cajun Turkey Flatbread
Pizza lovers will go crazy over this fun and easy dinner! All the best flavors including a tantalizing homemade cajun garlic aioli sauce make this flatbread a favorite all around. Perfect for party or game night. (Sub cooked shredded turkey for chicken)
“Made these for dinner tonight and they were amazing.”
Turkey Cranberry Almond Wrap
The only thing better than Thanksgiving dinner is Thanksgiving leftovers. This delicious 1o minute wrap makes the easiest leftovers meal–you get all the amazing flavors of turkey and cranberry together, without feeling like you’re eating the exact same thing as the day before. We look forward to these every year!
“These were so so so good! I thought it sounded plain (I used plain Greek Yogurt) but the little bursts of cranberry mixed with the saltiness and crunchiness of the almonds gave it so much flavor. It’s so good that I’m adding it to my meal plan 2 weeks in a row. I can’t get enough. And it tastes good the next day, even wrapped up already, didn’t get the wrap soggy! I can’t get over how good this tastes!”
Turkey Club Wrap
These wraps are perfect for using that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. All your favorite club toppings like lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheese, and avocado wrapped up! Great for a healthy dinner or hearty lunch they are delicious, easy to make, and filling.
“YUMMY! These were a big hit!”
Apple Cranberry Turkey Salad Sandwiches from Inside Bru Crew Life
Leftover Turkey Casserole from The Recipe Critic
Sub turkey for chicken
Light Turkey and Corn Chowder from Cookin’
Grilled Turkey Florentine Sandwich from Love Grows Wild
Turkey Alfredo Ziti from The Gunny Sack
Leftover Turkey Springrolls from The Pioneer Woman
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili from Passion for Savings
Turkey Pesto Panini from Damn Delicious