What to Do with Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

Wondering what to do with all of your leftover Thanksgiving turkey? From quick snacks to full meals, here are some creative, tasty ways to use up your extra turkey. Get clever and reinvent that holiday bird into yummy dishes that will have your family excited about day-after fare.


Grilled Turkey Cuban Sandwiches

Dress up your leftovers in this spicy, satisfying grilled turkey Cuban sandwich from Bon Appetit. The sandwich spread is made from a combination of mayonnaise and hot chili sauce that you then spread onto ciabatta bread. The real trick to turning out a memorable meal is grilling the filled sandwich on the stovetop so that the cheese, meat and sauce meld together.


Turkey Fettuccine Skillet Recipe

This easy recipe for turkey fettuccine from Taste of Home takes only a few minutes to put together. The creamy white sauce blends milk, half-and-half and two types of cheeses with noodles, mushrooms, onions, garlic and, of course, turkey! Toss in extra sauteed vegetables to give this dish some added nutrition – and color.


Leftover Turkey and Stuffing ‘Enchiladas’

Use up a refrigerator full of leftovers with this ingenious recipe for turkey and stuffing enchiladas from ReadySetEat. Mix together chunks of turkey with stuffing and cheese to use as a filling in corn tortillas. Roll up the tortillas and place in a casserole dish. Top the tortillas with gravy and diced tomatoes and you’ve got an impressive, mock-enchilada meal.


Classic Turkey Pot Pie

Pie isn’t just for dessert! Try this savory turkey pot pie from Pillsbury to use up your leftover meat. The recipe includes plenty of vegetables tucked in between two piecrusts for a mouth-watering meal.


Asian Turkey Salad

Still feeling full from feasting on Thanksgiving Day? Lighten up with a salad that combines crunchy cabbage, carrots and sesame seeds with a fresh-tasting Asian dressing. Substitute turkey for chicken and dinner is done with this Asian salad recipe from Eating Well.


Next Day Turkey Soup

Take your time making the complex, flavorful broth that goes into this next-day turkey soup recipe from The Food Network. This earthy broth is mixed with turkey, celery and other vegetables that you stir into the pot. For a soothing meal that will have your remembering the great times you had over the Thanksgiving holiday, this recipe doesn’t disappoint.


Healthy Turkey Wrap

Your kids won’t even realize they’re eating leftovers when you pack up their lunches with these turkey wraps from Super Healthy Kids. The recipe uses cranberry sauce to hold together the turkey slices, zucchini, avocados, spinach, lettuce and tomatoes that are rolled inside a flour tortilla.


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