I hope you experienced the most great Thanksgiving crammed with good firm and delightful food items. Now that the dust has settled and *maybe* you have a couple much more dishes to clear up, I required to share a tiny roundup that will make these impending lunches and dinners effortless and exciting.

Which is correct, I’m stepping up your Thanksgiving leftovers with over 40 amazingly simple recipes that use leftover turkey. I’m all about put up-holiday break turkey sandwiches, but the whole relatives is heading to Like these innovative new leftover turkey recipes. Skip the gloppy casseroles and use leftover Thanksgiving turkey in these cozy soups & chilis, some of my famous enchiladas, and a great deal of scrumptious gradual cooker recipes that are the ideal way to repurpose those leftovers (even the potatoes and cranberry sauce!)

For lighter solutions, I have tons of turkey salad suggestions and recipes packed with greens and taste.

Thanksgiving supper round two, anybody? Let us get to it.

How very long is leftover turkey very good for?

After you get your leftover turkey residence be positive to cook up these new recipes in just 3-5 days so that the turkey is nonetheless very good. I like to choose the working day soon after Thanksgiving to make a yummy turkey soup, leftover turkey sandwich or batch of turkey enchiladas. The least complicated meal prep for the rest of your 7 days!

Storing & freezing leftover turkey

You can also retailer and freeze your leftover turkey to take pleasure in at a afterwards date!

  1. To store: shop the leftover turkey in airtight containers or resealable luggage in the fridge for up to 3-5 times.
  2. To freeze: freeze leftover turkey in airtight containers or bags for up to 3 months. Simply just thaw the turkey in the refrigerator right before applying it in recipes.

I hope you fellas enjoy all of these delicious means to use leftover turkey. If you make any of these right after Thanksgiving be absolutely sure to go away a comment and enable me know how you liked it. Delight in, xoxo!

Cozy Soups

For soup recipes, really feel totally free to simply increase the exact volume of cooked turkey as the recipe calls for chicken! It will commonly be about 2-3 cups of cooked, shredded turkey, and you can insert it 10 minutes in advance of serving. If you’re applying a gradual cooker, stir in the turkey after the other components are carried out cooking.

  1. Healing Ginger Coconut Hen Brown Rice Soup
  2. Butternut Squash Inexperienced Chile Chicken Soup
  3. The Best Chicken Soup You’ll At any time Eat
  4. Gradual Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Rooster Soup
  5. Healthy Rooster Pot Pie Soup (whole 30, dairy cost-free)
  6. Nourishing Asian-Influenced Hen Soup
  7. Creamy White Bean Hen Enchilada Soup
  8. Green Chile Hen Pozole
  9. Gradual Cooker Rooster Tortilla Soup
  10. Comforting & Healthful Gradual Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
  11. Courtney’s Curry Hen Noodle Soup
  12. Golden Coconut Hen Lentil Soup
  13. Slow Cooker Black Bean, Quinoa & Hen Tortilla Soup
  14. Paleo Coconut Hen Sweet Potato Noodle Soup
  15. Golden Turmeric Chickpea Hen Soup
  16. Lightened-Up Sluggish Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup

white wine turkey stew in a bowl with a piece of bread

Hearty Stews, Curries & Chowders

Just like with soups, add your cooked, shredded turkey 10 minutes just before serving! Again, if you are working with a sluggish cooker, stir in the turkey once almost everything else is performed cooking.

  1. Slow Cooker White Wine Rooster Stew
  2. A person Pot Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potato & Couscous
  3. Sluggish Cooker Yellow Chicken Curry
  4. Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder
  5. Healthful Gradual Cooker Hen Tikka Masala
  6. Gradual Cooker Thai-Inspired Peanut Hen with Sticky Coconut Purple Rice
  7. Just one Pan Creamy Thai Peanut Hen Couscous

healthy white chicken chili made with leftover turkey in a bowl


You know the drill — stir in cooked, shredded turkey 10 minutes right before serving the chili. The exact same procedures implement for gradual cooker chili recipes!

  1. Nutritious White Rooster Chili
  2. Slow Cooker Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Hen Chili
  3. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Hen Chickpea Chili
  4. Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

turkey grilled cheese sandwiches with cherry jam in a stack

Salads, Wraps, Sandwiches & Bowls

Due to the fact these recipes by now contact for cooked chicken, make the recipe as directed but use cooked turkey rather. These recipes are the perfect way to take pleasure in your leftovers with loads of veggies.

  1. Cherry Jam, Turkey & Spicy Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich (insert leftover stuffing if you are experience extravagant!)
  2. 15-Moment Nutritious Moroccan-Spiced Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
  3. Crunchy Rainbow Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps
  4. Hen Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese
  5. Spicy Ranch Chopped Hen Cabbage Salad
  6. Better Than Chipotle Diy Rooster Burrito Bowls
  7. Sesame Rooster Cabbage Crunch Salad
  8. Amazing Gradual Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
  9. Grilled Rooster Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
  10. 4 Nutritious Mason Jar Salads
  11. Healthier Pumpkin Seed & Avocado Pesto Hen Salad Sandwiches
  12. BBQ Ranch Rooster Quinoa Bowls

homemade cheddar broccoli leftover turkey pot pie in a skillet with a spoon

Easy Ease and comfort Foods

Turkey pot pie? You know it! For these typical convenience food items recipes, you’ll just want to incorporate the cooked turkey in spot of the rooster. No require to prepare dinner it yet again, of training course, so just stick to any recipes after the stage where you cook the chicken.

  1. Blow Ya Head Cheddar Broccoli Hen Pot Pie
  2. 30-Minute Leftover Sweet Potato & Turkey Enchilada Skillet
  3. Pesto Mushroom Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups
  4. Spicy Black Bean Hen Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce
  5. Cheesy BBQ Rooster Stuffed Zucchini Boats
  6. Butternut Squash, Hen and Wild Rice Casserole
  7. Full Wheat Honey-Jalapeño Cornbread Chicken Tamale Pie
  8. Ginger Cashew Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Cauliflower Rice
  9. Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie
  10. Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous
  11. Very low Carb Hen Zucchini Enchilada Bake
  12. Smaller Batch Eco-friendly Salsa Verde Rooster Enchiladas
  13. Remarkable Caramelized Onion Spinach Rooster Pasta Bake
  14. Sweet and Bitter Pineapple Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry
  15. Dreamy Refried Bean Rooster Enchiladas with Selfmade Enchilada Sauce

This publish was at first released on November 24, 2019, and republished on November 26, 2021.