Recipes for Leftover Turkey and Thanksgiving Food

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Here are the best recipes for leftover turkey and other Thanksgiving food. Did you make too much food for your Thanksgiving meal? Is your refrigerator jam packed with containers filled with leftovers? Well it is time to make something new with all that good stuff.

A collection of recipes for leftover turkey and other thanksgiving foods

Sometimes eating the leftover turkey is better than the actual meal. Whether you are hosting or attending, it’s hard to get through a holiday without having any leftovers.

Leftovers can last up to 3-4 days in the fridge so there is no need to waste your delicious Thanksgiving food. Here you can find different ways to have leftover turkey and other Thanksgiving food such as casseroles, breakfast, and sandwiches.


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Expert Tips for Making Leftover Thanksgiving Recipes

There are many ways to use your leftovers so that your meals don’t become boring and repetitive. The last thing you want to do after spending all day in the kitchen cooking the most perfect Thanksgiving meal is to continue to cook the days after.

Luckily these recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers are simple, easy, and made in under an hour!

  • Recipes Can be Doubled: If you were hosting the holiday this year there is a good chance you have a surplus of leftovers. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and bake your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipe.
  • Leftover Turkey Tip: Leftover turkey can stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days but if you want to keep your leftovers for longer, turkey can stay good if frozen for up to 1-2 months.
  • Storage tip: Storing leftovers can be in a pain if you don’t have a lot of room. Try these great food storage containers or these dishwasher safe silicone food bags.

Leftover Turkey

Do you have enough turkey to get through a whole other Thanksgiving? Try out these leftover turkey recipes to make your way through the leftovers. You can find many different options here so you won’t get sick of it after a few days.

15 Minute Turkey Soup - this easy soup recipe is a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers
Turkey Soup
This 15 Minute Turkey Soup is one of my favorite ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers.  It comes together quickly and is a comforting way to wrap up the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Turkey Grilled Cheese with Cranberry and Brie
Turkey Grilled Cheese with Cranberry and Brie
I decided it was time to liven things up around here, so I made this Turkey Grilled Cheese with Cranberry and Brie. Our taste buds are giving thanks!
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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Nachos
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Nachos
If you’re looking for a way to use all that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, these Leftover Turkey Nachos might be just what you need!
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Spicy Turkey Ramen
If you have leftover cooked turkey, you can easily whip up this warm and comforting ramen soup.  It comes together in a matter of minutes and uses items you have on hand in your pantry and freezer.
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Leftover Turkey Quesadillas with Black Beans
Leftover Turkey Quesadillas with Black Beans
Put that leftover Thanksgiving turkey to good use and make these Leftover Turkey Quesadillas with Black Beans… because no one wants to cook anything complicated the day after Thanksgiving!
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Sweet Potato & Turkey Pizza
Sweet Potato & Turkey Pizza
Sweet Potato & Turkey Pizza is a delicious spin on a favorite holiday pairing! What a wonderful way to use up any holiday left overs you may have!
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Leftover Turkey “Carnitas” Recipe
Leftover Turkey “Carnitas” Recipe
Here’s all you need to know: You can transform your leftover Thanksgiving turkey into wonderfully crispy and juicy shreds that are a dead ringer for carnitas, minus all the lard and time involved.
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Turkey Chili (with Leftover Turkey)
This easy turkey chili is a great way to use up turkey leftovers from big holiday meals! Make it with shredded leftover turkey, beans, onion, garlic, and tomatoes.
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Leftover Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Leftover Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Leftover turkey stuffed peppers are a nutritious, wholesome and healthy dinner that you can throw together easily and quickly. A total crowd-pleaser.
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Buffalo Turkey Wraps
Buffalo Turkey Wraps
Quick easy buffalo turkey wraps with homemade buffalo sauce are flavorful, spicy, and delicious. A healthy lunch that will keep you full until dinner.
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Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole

These leftover Thanksgiving casserole are easy, delicious, and can use multiple leftovers at once! Your family will love these casseroles and will never know they are eating a leftover Thanksgiving meal.

Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole
Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole
Wondering what you can do with all of your Thanksgiving leftovers?  Try this incredible Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole – it’s one of my favorite easy ways to enjoy holiday leftovers.
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Leftover Turkey Casserole
Leftover Turkey Casserole
This leftover turkey casserole is creamy and delicious! Made with your leftover turkey, it’s the easiest recipe to make just after Thanksgiving! It’s SOO GOOD!
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Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole
Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole
When you get tired of turkey sandwiches, whip up a creamy pan of Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole to enjoy those Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey leftovers.
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Creamy Leftover Turkey Casserole
Creamy Leftover Turkey Casserole
Looking for a new way to use up leftover turkey? This delicious creamy leftover turkey casserole recipe will satisfy your whole family!
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Leftover Turkey Stuffing Casserole
Leftover turkey stuffing casserole is an easy recipe made from Thanksgiving leftovers and a great way to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner again.
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TLC (Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole)
TLC (Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole)
Turkey, stuffing and veggie leftovers come together into a fabulous casserole. There’s comfort in every bite.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast

Yup, you guessed it! Thanksgiving leftovers will even be great as a breakfast. Try these Thanksgiving leftovers breakfast ideas to switch up the ways you serve leftovers.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict
Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict
Transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict. It’s a healthy, delicious, and easy to make brunch recipe!
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Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Casserole
Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Casserole
Put that leftover sausage stuffing to a good use and make this delicious breakfast casserole. You only need 4 ingredients and it feeds a crowd!
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Burritos
Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Burritos
If you have a large amount of leftovers that you need to put a dent in, why not start with breakfast?! Try this Breakfast Burrito With Mashed Potatoes recipe!
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Ultimate Leftover Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
Ultimate Leftover Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
Ultimate Leftover Turkey Breakfast Sandwich – The best use of your holiday leftovers! Stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, topped with a fried egg!
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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Breakfast Skillet
Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Breakfast Skillet
Stock up on leftover turkey this year to make this turkey breakfast skillet for brunch the weekend after thanksgiving!
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Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches
Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches
The best part of Thanksgiving is definitely the leftovers. Use up some turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce in these Thanksgiving leftover waffle breakfast sandwiches.
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Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes
Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes
A great way to use up your Holiday leftovers-Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes- great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata
Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata
Leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese – trust me, you’ll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!
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Bread, Sausage, and Apple Hash
Bread, Sausage, and Apple Hash
Crisped stuffing in a frying pan topped with a runny fried egg. The absolute best leftover Thanksgiving breakfast.
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Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Nothing tops a stacked sandwich of Thanksgiving leftovers. Try out these creative Thanksgiving leftover sandwich recipes that your whole family will love.

Leftover Turkey Panini on a white plate.
Thanksgiving Turkey Panini
This leftover Turkey Panini is a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers that the whole family will love. With layers of leftovers smooshed into a crispy sandwich, this sandwich has it all!
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Leftover Turkey Cristo
Leftover Turkey Cristo
This Thanksgiving leftover turkey cristo is a most delicious way to eat your leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. The special sauce makes it!
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Turkey Bacon and Guacamole Sandwich
Turkey Bacon and Guacamole Sandwich
Spice up leftover holiday turkey with an amazing sandwich! This Turkey Bacon & Guacamole Sandwich tastes amazing and will have you coming back for seconds!
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Best Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich Recipe
Best Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich Recipe
The sandwich you make with all the prized leftovers the day after Thanksgiving might be even better than the main event assembling this leftover Thanksgiving sandwich is easy, but the details matter.
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Leftover Thanksgiving Pull Apart Sandwiches
Leftover Thanksgiving Pull Apart Sandwiches
Leftover Thanksgiving pull apart sandwiches are the best of both worlds. It’s a creative way to use up leftovers and leftovers will disappear!
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Mini Leftover Turkey Sandwiches
Mini Leftover Turkey Sandwiches
These mini leftover turkey sandwiches are the best way to use your Thanksgiving turkey and sides like cranberry sauce and stuffing.
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Buffalo Turkey Sandwich
Spice up your holiday leftovers with a kicked-up Buffalo sauce and blue cheese, lettuce, and scallions.
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Giant Thanksgiving Sandwich
Giant Thanksgiving Sandwich
This giant Thanksgiving sandwich is the most epic way to use your leftovers, it puts your traditional day after Thanksgiving sandwich to shame.
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