Need some delicious ideas for those Thanksgiving leftovers? I’ve got you covered with 14 recipes for leftover turkey and Thanksgiving sides.
Tired of eating the same turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving? You’re in the right place. Below I’m sharing several easy recipes to make with leftover odds and ends from the holiday feast, including roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and veggies.
What to Make with Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey
Below you’ll find an assortment of soul-warming turkey soups, salads, and a few creative ideas to make sure all of that roasted turkey is put to the best use.
Turkey Stew is a comfort food meal with hearty vegetables and roasted turkey in a light, creamy broth.
Turkey Taco Soup is a super quick and delicious recipe made with beans, salsa, taco seasoning, and shredded roasted turkey.
Quick & Easy Turkey Salad uses shredded leftover roasted turkey tossed with chopped celery, seasonings, and just enough mayo to make it creamy.
Turkey Pot Pie Soup is all the fillings of a pot pie plus roasted turkey meat in a cozy, delicious soup.
Leftover Turkey Chili: a low-carb chili made with shredded turkey and veggies in lime and chili seasoned broth. It has just the right amount of smokey flavor and heat.
Turkey and Rice Soup is like the classic chicken and rice soup but with roasted turkey flavor.
- Pot Pies: instead of chicken, dice up leftover turkey and bake it in a delicious pot pie. They also freeze great so you can enjoy them in the future.
- Southern Gumbo: This time of year, when the weather gets cooler, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of stew or gumbo at dinnertime. This Southern Gumbo recipe is perfect for using up holiday leftovers.
- Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box: swap the chicken for leftover turkey in this easy bento box.
If it’s not Thanksgiving Day yet and you are just browsing for some good ideas to make with your share of leftovers, there’s still time to grab your copy of the Giving Thanks, a holiday menu.
It has 23 mouthwatering recipes to choose from including the perfect oven-roasted turkey, TWO incredible stuffings, vegetable side dishes so good even the carnivores will want second helpings, and the best-ever cranberry sauce!
What To Do with Leftover Thanksgiving Sides
Finding a purpose for those last bits of Thanksgiving sides can leave you feeling stumped and the leftovers in the trash. But don’t toss them just yet, these recipe ideas are made with side dishes in mind. You’ll find some creative bites as well as a few lightened-up recipes to enjoy the day after.
Mashed Potato Cups are the perfect solution to use up leftover mashed potatoes. They’re irresistible with cheesy, fluffy potato centers and crisp exteriors.
- Thanksgiving Egg Rolls: crispy baked egg rolls filled with roasted turkey and hummus for a healthier Thanksgiving version of the take-out egg rolls. Grab the recipe below!
And if you have half a can of pumpkin left from a dessert, don’t. toss. it. out! There are a number of recipes to make with leftover pumpkin pureé like pumpkin pancakes, no-bake bites, and overnight oats.Print