11 Casseroles, Soups (and More) Recipes Using Leftover Turkey

Dry Brined Turkey / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

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!


Turkey Posole Soup

Turkey Posole Soup / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman / themom100.com

That leftover Thanksgiving turkey is put to great use in a warm, comforting, and very satisfying soup.

Click here for the recipe.


Turkey Picadillo

Picadillo Taco from Katie Workman/ themom100.com

A possibly unorthodox version of a wonderful Latin American dish. Use chopped leftover turkey in place of the ground turkey, and skip the browning step.

Click here for the recipe.


Mexican Tortilla Chicken or Turkey Soup

Mexican Tortilla Chicken Soup / Todd Coleman / Katie Workman / themom100.com

This is one of my favorite soups of all time.

Click here for the recipe.


Spicy Chicken or Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas

Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas / Mia / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Use shredded turkey instead of chicken in these cheesy enchiladas.

Click here for the recipe.


Spicy Thai Chicken or Turkey and Rice Noodle Soup

Spicy Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup / Mia / Katie Workman / themom100.com

This is an unusual way to make use of leftover shredded poultry, and one of my favorite soups.

Click here for the recipe.


Turkey or Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

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. This is one of my family’s very favorite chilis.

Click here for the recipe.


Chicken or Turkey and Mushroom Marsala Rotelle

5-Ingredient Pasta: Chicken and Mushroom Marsala Rotelle / Mia / Katie Workman / themom100.com

You might even have some leftover sautéed mushrooms from the big holiday meal – add them right in, baby.

Click here for the recipe.


Red Lentil, Fennel and Chicken or Turkey Slow Cooker Soup

Red Lentil, Fennel and Chicken Slow Cooker Soup / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

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!)

Click here for the recipe.


The Easiest Shortcut Chicken or Turkey Ramen Noodle Soup

The Easiest Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup from Katie Workman/ themom100.com

It’s not the complicated recipe creation that makes me feel happy and proud so much….it’s the easy ones.

Click here for the recipe.


Fragrant Chicken or Turkey Tomato Soup

Fragrant Chicken Tomato Soup / Katie Workamn / themom100.com

The smell of this savory soup will make everyone within range instantly ravenous.

Click here for the recipe.


Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna with Turkey Sausage / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Use chopped leftover turkey in place of the turkey sausage for this very flavorful super cheesy lasagna.

Click here for the recipe.

Thanksgiving is like the Olympics of leftover repurposing. Here are 11 Casseroles, Soups (and More) Recipes using leftover turkey.

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