Find the best easy and delicious leftover turkey recipes so you never have to let the remnants of your Thanksgiving or Christmas feast go to waste! From sandwiches to casseroles, soups, and more there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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With endless options like cranberry saucemashed potatoes, sausage and apple stuffing, and, of course, turkey to choose from on Thanksgiving day, leftovers are almost inevitable. However, they may actually be the best part, especially when you have this list of leftover turkey recipes to use them up!

That said, if you’re like me, you probably get a little tired of eating the same thing day after day. So, to make your holiday leftovers a little more exciting, compiled a list of some of the best absolute best leftover turkey recipes.

Not only are they a great way to avoid waste, but they also make for meals you’ll look forward to long after the holiday. Pick your favorites, or try them all. No matter what you choose, you really can’t go wrong!

Easy Ways To Use Up Your Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

Put your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers to good use. All these recipes find a way to transform the turkey into a brand-new dish bursting with flavor.

1. Thanksgiving Quesadilla

Ditch the leftover Thanksgiving sandwich this year and opt for a Thanksgiving quesadilla instead. The quesadilla combines traditional Thanksgiving leftovers with cheese for a mashup of cultures that you never knew you needed.

Thanksgiving Quesadilla
This Thanksgiving, use your leftovers to make a Thanksgiving Quesadilla! Skip the sandwich and use this turkey quesadilla recipe instead!
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2. Turkey Soup

When all your Thanksgiving company has left, cozy up on the couch with a bowl of this turkey soup. The leftover turkey will make the broth extra flavorful, and you’ll be happy eating the leftovers night after night.

leftover turkey soup in a dutch oven with a wooden soup
Turkey Soup
Leftover turkey soup is a Thanksgiving tradition! Customize this recipe with your favorite ingredients and make a big batch to freeze for an easy weeknight dinner.
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3. Leftover Turkey Casserole

When you’ve run out of ideas for what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers, this recipe will revive your cooking inspiration. This leftover turkey casserole finds a way to repurpose your leftover turkey into a dish the whole family will love.

Leftover Turkey Casserole
Repurpose your Thanksgiving turkey into a tasty dish with this leftover turkey casserole. It's the best way to use up your leftovers.
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4. Turkey Pot Pie

Move over chicken pot pieTurkey pot pie is here to be the star of the dinner table. Full of turkey and veggies encased in a crisp shell, it’s an easy recipe that gives classic comfort food a bit of a twist.

A slice of turkey pot pie on a plate.
Turkey Pot Pie
A hearty turkey pot pie is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving! With a rich, creamy sauce, tender veggies, and roasted turkey, it’s the ultimate comfort food dinner.
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5. Turkey Tetrazzini

Pasta meets casserole in this turkey tetrazzini recipe. This hearty dish repurposes your Thanksgiving leftovers by using pantry staples and couldn’t be easier to make after a hectic holiday.

Turkey Tetrazzini
This easy, creamy Turkey Tetrazzini recipe is a delicious pasta casserole dish that is perfect for using up leftover holiday turkey! Cooked turkey is combined with cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, green peppers, and milk and topped with sharp cheddar cheese for an easy dinner recipe your entire family will love!
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6. Leftover Turkey Patties

You’ll love how simple these leftover turkey patties are to make. They make an excellent dinner or filling lunch. They can be eaten on their own, in a sandwich, or over a bed of greens for a filling salad. No matter how you serve them, they are guaranteed to be delicious.

Leftover Turkey Patties
These crispy and golden turkey patties are the perfect leftover turkey recipe! They’re delicious on their own or in a sandwich.
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7. Leftover Turkey Stew

In just 20 minutes, this leftover turkey stew can be on your dinner table. You’ll love how simple this recipe is and how it turns your leftover turkey into a super flavorful and filling stew.

Leftover Turkey Stew
Leftover Turkey Stew
This turkey stew recipe makes the most of Thanksgiving leftovers. Prepare this easy stew in just 20 minutes and serve with rolls to complete the meal.
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8. Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Hash

Leftover turkey isn’t normally your go-to breakfast, but trust us on this one. The Thanksgiving leftover breakfast hash combines all of your leftovers into one tasty bite. You’ll be looking forward to it the moment you finish up your dinner.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Hash
Thanksgiving leftovers breakfast hash is a warm, hearty delicious breakfast that uses leftover Thanksgiving turkey, dressing or stuffing, veggies and gravy, all topped with a fried egg! Here we are, Thanksgiving week! I’m working today but thankful to be off for the rest of the week. I’m so excited…
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9. Turkey & Cheese Ranch Pinwheel Recipe

Leftover turkey isn’t just for dinner. Swap out classic deli meat for the leftover pieces of your Thanksgiving dinner to make these turkey & cheese ranch pinwheels. They will be great for lunch the week after the busy holiday.

Turkey and Cheese Pinwheel Recipe
Turkey & Cheese Ranch Pinwheel Recipe
This Turkey & Cheese Pinwheel Recipe is the ultimate party food! Loaded with turkey, provolone cheese, veggies and creamy avocado ranch dressing, these easy roll-ups are guaranteed to become your new favorite appetizer recipe.
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10. Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

All you need is five ingredients and a few minutes of prep time to make this slow cooker turkey and stuffing casserole. It has all the flavors of a traditional holiday meal with half the work!

slow cooker turkey stuffing casserole in a crock pot
Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
This easy Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole recipe requires only 5 ingredients to make! Perfect for a low-key Thanksgiving meal.
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11. Creamy Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

The best way to use up leftovers, this creamy turkey shepherd’s pie features tender turkey, fresh veggies, and mashed potatoes for a complete comfort food dish.

Creamy Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
This Creamy Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is the best way to use your holiday dinner leftovers. Loaded with turkey, veggies, and mashed potatoes.
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12. Creamy Leftover Turkey Curry with Coconut Milk

Indulge in Indian-inspired flavors, and transform your leftovers completely with this leftover turkey curry! Warm and creamy, it’s a great option when you need something new and perfect for serving over a bed of rice.

Creamy Leftover Turkey Curry with Coconut Milk
This creamy leftover turkey curry with coconut milk is the easiest and tastiest recipe to make with your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey leftovers.
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13. Thai Turkey Soup

Transform your turkey into a dish completely new with this Thai turkey soup! Warm and cozy yet light and vibrant, it will surprise your tastebuds in the best possible way.

Thai Turkey Soup
This creamy coconut curry Thai turkey soup recipe is flavorful and easy to make. The tastiest way to use up leftover turkey or chicken!
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14. Leftover Turkey Enchiladas

Leftover turkey enchiladas are always a good idea. The simple dish is quick and easy to make and a tasty way to put your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers to use.

Leftover Turkey Enchiladas
Quick and easy leftover turkey enchiladas are a tasty use of your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers that everyone will love and want more of! #bakeitwithlove #leftoverturkey #turkeyenchiladas
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15. Tasty Turkey Pesto Sandwich

Forget about traditional Thanksgiving leftovers to make your next-day sandwich. This turkey pesto sandwich shows you how to use your leftover turkey in a whole new light. Bonus! The sandwich can also be made gluten and dairy-free.

Tasty Turkey Pesto Sandwich
This incredible turkey pesto sandwich is super satisfying. A great way to use up turkey leftovers it can also be gluten free and dairy free!
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16. Easy Leftover Turkey Chili

Send your tastebuds on an excellent trip with this easy leftover turkey chili. The hearty dish is freezer-friendly, allowing you to make it after the holiday and keep it on hand for easy meals all winter long.

Easy Leftover Turkey Chili
This Leftover Turkey Chili is a great way to use up what you have on hand from Thanksgiving. This dish is healthy, loaded with vegetables, and freezer friendly, too!
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17. Turkey Gumbo

Soups and stews aren’t the only way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. Case in point: this tasty turkey gumbo. Featuring classic Louisiana flavors and lots of protein, it’s a great dish to feed a crowd.

Turkey Gumbo
Forget sandwiches, this turkey gumbo is perfect for all that leftover turkey meat. Learn how to make the best Louisiana gumbo!
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18. Tater Tot Turkey Casserole

Bring out the tater tots to make this easy tater tot turkey casserole. The tater tots give off mashed potato vibes, keeping the traditional flavors alive in your leftover meal.

Tater Tot Turkey Casserole
Turkey tater tot casserole is a delicious one-pan meal the whole family will love, and you can easily make this recipe with leftover turkey!
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19. Loaded Turkey Panini

There are no rules when it comes to a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. However, this loaded turkey panini sets the bar pretty high! The combo of melted Muenster cheese, pear slices, goat cheese, bacon, and turkey, makes for an out-of-this-world experience with every bite.

Loaded Turkey Panini
Oh hi there. Meet my golden brown panini of melted Muenster cheese, turkey, cranberries, crisped sage, pear slices, goat cheese, and bacon. No but
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20. Turkey Casserole

A simple casserole dish is a great way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. This turkey casserole is creamy, super cheesy, and so tasty the whole family is sure to be asking for seconds.

turkey casserole served in a white rectangle dish
Turkey Casserole
This easy Turkey Casserole recipe is creamy, cheesy, and sure to be a hit with the whole family. The best turkey leftovers casserole!
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21. Slow Cooker Turkey Chowder

Spice up your traditional leftover turkey soup with this slow cooker turkey chowder. Creamy and flavorful, it’s an easy way to switch up leftovers without putting in too much extra work.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chowder
Want to change up that leftover turkey? This turkey chowder is the ticket! Creamy and flavorful and a welcome change for leftovers.
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22. White Turkey Chili

Love chili? White beans? Leftover turkey, too? Then, you won’t want to miss this white turkey chili recipe! Pair it with a side of cornbread for the ultimate comfort food.

White Turkey Chili
Turn leftover turkey or chicken into a nice warm bowl of White Turkey Chili! Thick and creamy filled with cannellini beans. Comfort food!
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23. Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Let’s be real, the best part about Thanksgiving is the leftover sandwich you get to make the next day. This leftover turkey sandwich recipe will guide you on how to put those Thanksgiving leftovers to use to make the ultimate sandwich.

Half a leftover turkey sandwich with turkey, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.
Leftover Turkey Sandwich
The leftover turkey sandwich is a post-Thanksgiving holiday tradition. Our version layers roasted turkey with gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce!
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24. Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffed Shells

Not your average stuffed shells, this leftover Thanksgiving turkey stuffed shells recipe replaces traditional Italian-inspired ingredients with Thanksgiving leftovers. Made with stuffing, gravy, and a sprinkle of chees, you get mini servings of Thanksgiving dinner with every bite.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffed Shells
Leftover Thanksgiving turkey stuffed shells with extra stuffing, gravy and a sprinkle of cheese! A fun twist on holiday leftovers!
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25. Turkey Salad Sandwich

Your tastebuds will sure be happy when this turkey salad sandwich is on the plate for lunch. The recipe plays off traditional chicken salad but uses leftover turkey in its place. The addition of grapes and celery helps make this light lunch a true texture bomb.

Turkey Salad Sandwich
My Turkey Salad recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy your leftover Thanksgiving turkey! I is full of great flavor and makes the perfect lunch.
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26. Leftover Turkey Pizza

Good luck eating just one slice of this leftover turkey pizza. Turkey mixes with bacon, peppers, onions, and cheese to make a homemade pizza recipe that is far better than takeout!

Leftover Turkey Pizza
Skip take out tonight! Leftover turkey pizza is a mouthwatering yet simple dinner. The turkey is combined with bacon, spinach, peppers, onions and cheese on pre-made pizza dough.
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27. Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

You may think you know leftover turkey pot pie, but think again. This recipe uses store-bought biscuit dough to create a topping that is easy to make and truly one of a kind!

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie
Leftover turkey recipes! I love making this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie. It’s made in one skillet for easy clean up and uses store bought biscuits
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