I hope you had essentially the most fantastic Thanksgiving full of nice firm and scrumptious meals. Now that the mud has settled and *perhaps* you’ve got a couple of extra dishes to wash up, I wished to share slightly roundup that may make these upcoming lunches and dinners simple and enjoyable.

That’s proper, I’m stepping up your Thanksgiving leftovers with over 40 amazingly simple recipes that use leftover turkey. I’m all about post-holiday turkey sandwiches, however the entire household goes to LOVE these inventive new leftover turkey recipes. Skip the gloppy casseroles and use leftover Thanksgiving turkey in these cozy soups & chilis, a few of my well-known enchiladas, and loads of scrumptious sluggish cooker recipes which are the proper solution to repurpose these leftovers (even the potatoes and cranberry sauce!)

For lighter choices, I’ve tons of turkey salad concepts and recipes filled with greens and taste.

Thanksgiving dinner spherical two, anybody? Let’s get to it.

How lengthy is leftover turkey good for?

As soon as you are taking your leftover turkey residence you should definitely cook dinner up these new recipes inside 3-5 days in order that the turkey continues to be good. I wish to take the day after Thanksgiving to make a yummy turkey soup, leftover turkey sandwich or batch of turkey enchiladas. The simplest meal prep for the remainder of your week!

Storing & freezing leftover turkey

You can too retailer and freeze your leftover turkey to get pleasure from at a later date!

  1. To retailer: retailer the leftover turkey in hermetic containers or resealable luggage within the fridge for as much as 3-5 days.
  2. To freeze: freeze leftover turkey in hermetic containers or luggage for as much as 3 months. Merely thaw the turkey within the fridge earlier than utilizing it in recipes.

I hope you guys love all of those scrumptious methods to make use of leftover turkey. For those who make any of those after Thanksgiving you should definitely go away a remark and let me know the way you favored it. Get pleasure from, xoxo!

Cozy Soups

For soup recipes, be happy to easily add the identical quantity of cooked turkey because the recipe requires rooster! It would sometimes be about 2-3 cups of cooked, shredded turkey, and you’ll add it 10 minutes earlier than serving. For those who’re utilizing a sluggish cooker, stir within the turkey as soon as the opposite elements are performed cooking.

  1. Therapeutic Ginger Coconut Rooster Brown Rice Soup
  2. Butternut Squash Inexperienced Chile Rooster Soup
  3. The Greatest Rooster Soup You’ll Ever Eat
  4. Gradual Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Rooster Soup
  5. Wholesome Rooster Pot Pie Soup (complete 30, dairy free)
  6. Nourishing Asian-Impressed Rooster Soup
  7. Creamy White Bean Rooster Enchilada Soup
  8. Inexperienced Chile Rooster Pozole
  9. Gradual Cooker Rooster Tortilla Soup
  10. Comforting & Wholesome Gradual Cooker Rooster Noodle Soup
  11. Courtney’s Curry Rooster Noodle Soup
  12. Golden Coconut Rooster Lentil Soup
  13. Gradual Cooker Black Bean, Quinoa & Rooster Tortilla Soup
  14. Paleo Coconut Rooster Candy Potato Noodle Soup
  15. Golden Turmeric Chickpea Rooster Soup
  16. Lightened-Up Gradual Cooker Rooster Wild Rice Soup

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

Hearty Stews, Curries & Chowders

Similar to with soups, add your cooked, shredded turkey 10 minutes earlier than serving! Once more, if you’re utilizing a sluggish cooker, stir within the turkey as soon as every little thing else is finished cooking.

  1. Gradual Cooker White Wine Rooster Stew
  2. One Pot Moroccan Rooster Stew with Candy Potato & Couscous
  3. Gradual Cooker Yellow Rooster Curry
  4. Southwest Rooster Corn Chowder
  5. Wholesome Gradual Cooker Rooster Tikka Masala
  6. Gradual Cooker Thai-Impressed Peanut Rooster with Sticky Coconut Purple Rice
  7. One Pan Creamy Thai Peanut Rooster Couscous

healthy white chicken chili made with leftover turkey in a bowl


You recognize the drill — stir in cooked, shredded turkey 10 minutes earlier than serving the chili. The identical guidelines apply for sluggish cooker chili recipes!

  1. Wholesome White Rooster Chili
  2. Gradual Cooker Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Rooster Chili
  3. Gradual Cooker Salsa Verde Rooster Chickpea Chili
  4. Wholesome Gradual Cooker Rooster Chile Verde

turkey grilled cheese sandwiches with cherry jam in a stack

Salads, Wraps, Sandwiches & Bowls

As a result of these recipes already name for cooked rooster, make the recipe as directed however use cooked turkey as an alternative. These recipes are the proper solution to get pleasure from your leftovers with a number of veggies.

  1. Cherry Jam, Turkey & Spicy Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich (add leftover stuffing for those who’re feeling fancy!)
  2. 15-Minute Wholesome Moroccan-Spiced Greek Yogurt Rooster Salad
  3. Crunchy Rainbow Thai Peanut Rooster Wraps
  4. Rooster Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese
  5. Spicy Ranch Chopped Rooster Cabbage Salad
  6. Higher Than Chipotle DIY Rooster Burrito Bowls
  7. Sesame Rooster Cabbage Crunch Salad
  8. Unimaginable Gradual Cooker Pulled Rooster Sandwiches
  9. Grilled Rooster Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
  10. 4 Wholesome Mason Jar Salads
  11. Wholesome Pumpkin Seed & Avocado Pesto Rooster Salad Sandwiches
  12. BBQ Ranch Rooster Quinoa Bowls

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

Straightforward Consolation Meals

Turkey pot pie? You recognize it! For these traditional consolation meals recipes, you’ll simply need to add the cooked turkey rather than the rooster. No must cook dinner it once more, after all, so simply observe any recipes after the step the place you cook dinner the rooster.

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

This put up was initially printed on November 24, 2019, and republished on November 26, 2021.

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