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12 Tasty Ways to Use Leftover Turkey

December 18, 2018

This time next week, many of us will be tucking into a delicious roast turkey Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Although why we always manage to purchase a turkey that could easily feed the neighbour is beyond me. Cue those leftover turkey dilemmas the following day. Wondering what to do with your leftover turkey this year? Take a look at these tasty ideas on how to use your leftover turkey.

Tasty ideas on how to use leftover turkey

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Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole

The clever recipe includes the secret ingredient that makes it extra moist and tasty. That unexpected ingredient is none other than Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise! by Cutefetti

Leftover Turkey Paninis

There is just something about leftover turkey and stuffing that makes my heart pitter patter. Especially when it’s smooshed between two pieces of bread and topped with homemade cranberry sauce and melted cheddar! by It’s a Keeper

Turkey Pot Pie

The BEST way to use up leftover turkey is this homemade Turkey Pot Pie with creamy comfort food pot pie filling, turkey, vegetables, and golden flaky crust by The Gracious Wife

Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

Turkey Cranberry Rollups are the tastiest way to use up all that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and Christmas! They are a little sweet, a little savoury, and over the top yummy! by Little Dairy on the Prairie

Turkey Broccoli Hand Pies

These Turkey Broccoli Cheddar Hand Pies, use shredded Turkey leftovers by Mash Up Mom

Cranberry and Turkey Sliders

Cranberry and Leftover Turkey Sliders Recipe is a great way to repurpose some of those leftovers in the fridge by Tamilee Tips

Turkey Potato Pizza

Leftover turkey (or chicken) and roasted potatoes are destined for this muhammara-topped healthy potato pizza recipe! by Cookin’ Canuck 

Leftover Turkey Stew

This 3-Ingredient Leftover Turkey Stew recipe, is perfect for rustling up the day over when you don’t really fancy cooking by Nerdy Mama

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

This recipe is so simple and you can easily have all the items on hand for a yummy meal the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas by Everyday Savvy

Turkey Tetrazzini

Tender turkey chunks, mushrooms and pasta are smothered in a rich and creamy sauce and topped with cheese. Everything is baked until hot and bubbly for a dish hearty enough to satisfy a crowd and tasty enough to get everyone excited about leftovers like never before by Spend with Pennies

Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup

Turn your Christmas turkey into a super comforting and healthy soup in only 30 minutes and just a few ingredients! by A Girl and The Kitchen

Turkey and Mashed Potato Casserole

Transform your leftovers into an amazing, easy casserole that is inspired by the Brazilian version of a shepherd’s pie by Olivia’s Cuisine

What do you do with your leftover turkey?

  • MissPond December 19, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Oh gosh these are all wonderful ideas! We’re not doing turkey this year, we’ve gone for venison instead. Hoping I’ll have leftovers for a stew 🙂

  • Rachel December 19, 2018 at 9:09 am

    OOh Turkey Pot pie is already something I want to eat and I haven’t even got the Turkey yet!

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