With Thanksgiving coming, try these leftover turkey recipes that will turn extras into delicious meals. There are so many great options like turkey tetrazzini, turkey salad and turkey pot pie soup. Make your scraps scrumptious with these recipes!

From sandwiches to soups to casseroles, there are so many great leftover turkey recipes that you have to try!

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Tired of the same old leftovers and need a change? I have just the thing for you. With these fantastic leftover turkey recipes, your taste buds will be asking for more. Make the perfect holiday turkey and of course, save your leftovers!

While holiday meals are great, sometimes the leftovers can be even better the next day! Whether you’re looking for something lighter like a salad, or a unique dish like a Thai curry, I’ve got you covered.

Many of these meals you can prep in advance and freeze. It’s a great way to make dinner planning easy for those busy nights full of of sports and errands.

Do you have some favorite leftover turkey recipes? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

30 Leftover Turkey Recipes

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Cheesy Cranberry Turkey Baked Sliders

Cheesy cranberry turkey baked sliders are a quick 30 minute recipe to use up holiday leftovers for an easy family friendly dinner.
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Creamy One Pot Turkey and Rice

This 30 minute creamy one pot turkey and rice is filled with flavor and a fantastic way to use up your leftover turkey! Fast, easy and delicious.
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Cranberry Turkey Quesadillas Recipe

Cranberry turkey quesadillas are sweet, tart cranberry sauce and tender turkey meat tucked inside melty, cheesy quesadillas.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Nachos

Thanksgiving leftovers turkey nachos turn your leftover Thanksgiving turkey into cheesy, spicy, party food that will be scooped up in seconds!
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Thanksgiving Pizza

This Thanksgiving pizza recipe is a great way to eat Thanksgiving leftovers. It has turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and more all in a puff pastry crust!
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Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

Use up your Thanksgiving leftovers to make this creamy turkey and stuffing casserole with green beans. All the flavors of Thanksgiving in one simple recipe.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Thanksgiving leftovers turkey shepherd’s pie is a fantastic way to use leftover turkey in a hearty meal.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Panini

Thanksgiving leftovers panini is a hot grilled sandwich that will use up all your favorite holiday leftovers.
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The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Club

Don’t dirty up that stove again, make the ultimate leftover turkey club instead!
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Turkey and Dumplings Soup

This hearty turkey dumpling soup is filled with turkey, vegetables, and fluffy buttermilk dumplings cooked right on top!
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How long does cooked turkey last?

Cooked turkey will stay good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, and can last in the freezer for up to 4 months. I typically freeze any leftover turkey after the first few days, and I package it in 2-3 cup portions so that I can thaw exactly what I need for the recipe I’m making.

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Turkey Barley Soup (Slow Cooker)

Use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving dinner to make a comforting barley soup. Use broth from the turkey carcass and herbs that you already have on hand.
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Turkey Chowder

A creamy, simple, hearty turkey chowder that doubles as a great way to use up leftover turkey.
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Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Crescent Braid

Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Crescent Braid

A turkey, cranberry and brie crescent braid makes a wonderful holiday appetizer or lunch to use up leftovers.
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Turkey Gumbo Recipe

This turkey gumbo recipe is a fantastic way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. Big, tender chunks of turkey and smoked sausage create a rich and hearty bowl of southern comfort food!
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Turkey Casserole

This turkey casserole is made with diced leftover turkey, egg noodles and vegetables, all tossed in a creamy cheesy sauce and baked to perfection. A quick and easy dinner that's perfect for repurposing holiday leftovers!
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Turkey Bacon Ranch Pizza

Using a few simple shortcuts, this savory pizza using leftover turkey comes together in around 15 minutes!
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Leftover Turkey Corn Chowder

This leftover turkey corn chowder comes together in about 30 minutes and is the most delicious soup to use up that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
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Turkey Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese

This turkey bacon brie grilled cheese sandwich is super easy and absolutely delicious! My favorite kind of food!
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Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza

Turkey and cranberry sauce are the perfect Thanksgiving leftovers to use in this turkey and cranberry BBQ sauce pizza!
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Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Egg Rolls

Baked egg rolls stuffed with leftover Thanksgiving turkey, cranberry sauce and a slice of brie cheese! Serve with a sweet and tangy cranberry mustard sauce.
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How do you store leftover turkey?

The easiest way to store leftover turkey is to slice it from the bird and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you’re planning to freeze your turkey, I recommend cutting it into bite sized pieces and storing it in freezer bags until you’re ready to use it.

How do you reheat leftover turkey?

The simplest way to reheat leftover turkey is to place the slices in a baking dish covered with foil, then bake at 275 degrees F for 5 minutes per pound, or until a thermometer registers 130 degrees F.

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Turkey Enchiladas

These are cheesy turkey and black bean enchiladas! They are great for using up leftover shredded turkey!
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Leftover Turkey Jambalaya

Turn leftover turkey into this delicious jambalaya. It has so much spice and flavor. Serve it with bread for a hearty meal!
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Turkey Noodle Soup

This turkey noodle soup is chunks of turkey, vegetables and pasta, all simmered together in a homemade broth. The absolute best way to use up leftover turkey after the holidays!
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Turkey Thai Curry

Turkey thai curry is a great way to use leftover turkey! This weeknight meal is a 20-minute dish with the flavors of an all-day simmer.
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Turkey Pasta Carbonara

This turkey pasta carbonara is turkey, peas and bacon, all tossed with spaghetti in a creamy parmesan sauce. A quick and easy dinner option that’s the perfect way to use up your holiday leftovers!
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Turkey Pot Pie Soup

This comforting turkey pot pie soup with a buttery, flaky pie crust top is my favorite way to use up Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.
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Turkey Salad

This turkey salad is a blend of diced turkey and colorful veggies, all tossed in a savory creamy dressing. A super easy and delicious way to use up leftover turkey with plenty of options to customize the flavors!
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Turkey Soup

This turkey soup recipe is homemade turkey broth loaded with vegetables, diced turkey and egg noodles. The absolute best way to use up leftover turkey, this is a comfort food classic that never goes out of style.
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Leftover Turkey Taco Salad

Taco salad is a perfect way to use up leftover turkey! Top it with all of your favorites like black beans, avocado, corn, cheese, tortilla strips and your favorite southwest dressing!
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Turkey Tetrazzini

This turkey tetrazzini contains diced turkey, mushrooms and peas, all tossed with pasta in a creamy sauce, then baked to perfection. A hearty casserole that's the perfect way to use up leftover turkey!
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Use these recipes to inspire you to make the most of your leftover turkey. Look at turkey in a new way and see how delicious it can be!

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  1. 5 stars
    Cooked this today!! Fabulous recipe – I always struggle to use up the last bits of turkey!!
    Thanks for sharing 😄

      1. Very easy recipe and it warms the heart during these trying times. Thanks for posting it. Stay safe

  2. 5 stars
    I am bookmarking this article so I can download the recipes that I haven’t tried before. Sometime we can’t help but have a few leftover turkey so this post is just so timely. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe round up. I hate having food go to waste. My family is not really picky so “recycling” left overs into a totally new dish is very welcome in my family.

  4. 5 stars
    Just by looking at the photos I can tell there are some great recipes here. I’ll be Pinning this for after we have Thanksgiving – those turkeys are huge.

  5. Wow… this is great. Sooo many options, I think I’ll make turkey now since you have me craving so many of these ideas.

  6. What an awesomely delicious list! Forget using left overs. I am tempted to buy a whole turkey just to make these recipes anyway!

  7. These are all awesome! I love trying out new creative ways to use up leftovers. I really want to try the Thanksgiving pizza. That sounds great!

  8. I appreciate these ideas because it’s not always fun to deal with the leftovers! I think these are great ways to enjoy them than having to eat the same thing over and over again.

  9. 5 stars
    This is awesome! I am bookmarking this to use EVERY year. I never know what to do with all my leftover turkey.