Best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe Ideas – Here is What To Do With All That Turkey

What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?  I know, there is SO MUCH FOOD LEFT – what is a mom to do? Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pie – omg the pie. It’s like the never-ending story of leftovers and what are you going to do with it all. Before giving it to the dog, we have created a massive list of Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes Ideas. Some of these are so good, you may just want to make an entire Thanksgiving dinner again – just for the leftovers (or not.)


BEST Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes Ideas

Leftover Turkey and Mashed Potato Casserole

This recipe let’s you use the leftover turkey AND leftover mashed potatoes in a yummy casserole from Olivia’s Cuisines. 

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Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet

Sweet potatoes, don’t even think about throwing those out! Save them, mix them up with leftover turkey and create a delicious sweet potato and turkey skillet. Check out this NOM recipe from Skinny Ms.

Sweet Potato and Turkey Skillet

Turkey Dinner Grilled Cheese

We always make leftover turkey sandwiches, but now we will be upping our game with this turkey dinner grilled cheese recipe idea from BS in the Kitchen.

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Leftover Turkey Salad

Chicken salad moveover – there is a new bird in town, and we have LOTS of leftovers to use. Mix-up this leftover turkey salad for the kids lunches!

Leftover Turkey Salad

Turkey and Cranberry Quesadillas

Now we really are talking using Thanksgiving leftovers for good. If you know me, Mexican food maybe my love language. Recipe from Little Dairy on the Prairie (such a cute site and adorable blog name!)

Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas

Turkey Noodle Casserole

Use that leftover turkey and leftover carrots with egg noodles for this delish turkey noodle casserole from Who Needs a Cape. 

Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole

Leftover Thanksgiving Pizza

Who says pizza has to be traditional? Forget the pepperoni and add in some Thanksgiving leftovers with this creative recipe from The Gunny Sack.

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Simple Turkey Chili

The weather is getting colder, so of course chili should be on your menu! Use the turkey (a lot healthier than beef!) and get your chili on with this simple recipe from Simply Recipes.

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Turkey Enchiladas

Another mexican recipe after my heart. This time, leftover Turkey Enchilads from Creme Da La Crumb.

Turkey Enchiladas

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

If you have leftover ham – here is your recipe, that even the kids will LOVE. Baked macaroni with ham, YUM.

Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Ham

Crockpot Turkey Noodle Soup

Use the leftover turkey carcass to create a yummy soup. You can also thrown in a few other food items of Thanksgiving leftovers, like the turkey and carrots. 

Crockpot Turkey Noodle Soup

Thanksgiving Leftovers English Muffin Recipe

If you are sick of the traditional Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich rut – try out this dish using turkey, cranberries, stuffing, avocado and eggs. I KNOW sounds DISGUSTING, right? But as someone who got to try this leftover dish first hand, it was AMAZING.

thanksgiving leftover dish

Enjoy! What creative dishes did you make with your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers?

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