I get a little OCD about making sure I am taking full advantage of leftovers, and Thanksgiving is like the Olympics of leftover repurposing. One can only eat so many turkey sandwiches, right? And then we need to move on, and figure out how to turn all that leftover turkey into delicious meals the family will be excited to see later in the week.
Here are a bunch of options – and remember, anywhere you can use leftover shredded chicken, turkey is pretty much fair game!
If you’re looking for a great turkey recipe, check out this Dry Brined Holiday Turkey!
11 Leftover Turkey Recipes
Use chopped leftover turkey in place of the ground turkey, and skip the browning step.
Use shredded turkey instead of chicken in these cheesy enchiladas.
This is an unusual way to make use of leftover shredded poultry.
Use chopped leftover turkey in place of the ground turkey and/or turkey sausage. Or use a combo of leftover cooked turkey and turkey sausage for even more flavor.
You might even have some leftover sautéed mushrooms from the big holiday meal – add them right in, baby.
You can just make the soup without the chicken called for in the recipe, and then stir in shredded cooked turkey for the last hour or so of cooking so it takes on the soup’s amazing flavors (coriander! cumin!)
Use chopped leftover turkey in place of the turkey sausage for this very flavorful super cheesy lasagna.