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36 Amazing Recipes With Leftover Turkey

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36 Amazing Recipes With Leftover Turkey

After the big Thanksgiving feast, many people are left with a lot of turkey. This can be a great opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and try out some new recipes.

There are so many delicious ways to use up those leftovers and turn them into an entirely new meal. We like to buy a little more turkey than we need and mostly eat sandwiches for a few days.

But now that I have this huge list of recipes with leftover turkey in my arsenal, our post holiday meals will be so amazing! I can’t wait!

Before we get to the recipes let’s talk turkey!

Do you roast your turkey or have you branched out and tried cooking your turkey in other ways?

We bought a Traeger smoker and we are going to smoke our turkey this year.


Need some help deciding? Then read my huge roundup post of turkey recipes! You wouldn’t believe how may ways there are to make the perfect bird!

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Ok, so, you cooked your turkey…

How long does leftover turkey last?

According to the USDA, it is safe to eat leftover turkey within 3-4 days. As long as they are in an airtight container and it was put in the refrigerator as soon as possible.

According to the CDC you should not leave turkey meat at room temperature on the counter no longer than 2 hours or could be unsafe to eat.

To freeze the leftover turkey meat, it is best to slice it and place it in an airtight container. Freeze the meat up to 3 months.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Recipes With Leftover Turkey

Leftover Turkey Appetizers

Re-purposing your Thanksgiving feast into delicious appetizers is a great way to make the most of your meal and impress your guests.

Leftover Turkey Soup

These recipes for leftover turkey soup are easy and delicious. Making a big pot of soup is one of the most popular ways to use up the bones as well as the turkey meat.


Leftover Turkey Casseroles

Another popular way is to make casseroles using shredded turkey. You can use it in any recipe that calls for chicken too!

Leftover Turkey Mexican Recipes

Swap out those Mexican dishes that have chicken with your turkey leftovers!


Leftover Turkey Asian Inspired Dishes

This is a new recipe idea for me! Adding turkey and stuffing to egg rolls sound really good to me!

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Recipes

Turkey pot pie gets it’s own collection since it is so popular. There is even a pot pie soup in the soup collection you should see above too.

Leftover Turkey Pasta Recipes

Pasta recipes like turkey tetrazzini have been a tradition for some to use up leftovers. Who doesn’t love a cheesy pasta dish, right?

Leftover Turkey Salad Recipes

Another great swap out, chicken for turkey, works in these recipes.

Everything Else Leftover Turkey

More unique recipes to try with turkey as the main meat!

I hope you have enjoyed these quick and easy ideas for dishes to make with your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. With a little creativity, you can turn last night’s turkey into today’s lunch or dinner. Don’t let those leftovers go to waste – get cooking!

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