February 9, 2023

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8 Delicious Ways To Use Up Leftover Turkey

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Thanksgiving is over and you had a great time with the family, but now you’ve got loads of turkey just hanging out in your fridge with no exit plan! Yet, you don’t have to fret because I’ve got 8 Delicious Ways To Use Up Leftover Turkey to share with you! From salad to soup and mains, I have recipes so you’ve got options!

8 delicious ways to use up leftover turkey.

8 Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes

It’s the holiday season and the first big one down! Thanksgiving just passed with December on its way. And if you’re like most people you gathered with friends and family for a big feast which included roasting a big juicy turkey and making all kinds of yummy side dishes. But now you’ve got leftovers and loads of turkey to eat.

But you don’t have to be overwhelmed or eat dry turkey sandwiches for a week because I’ve got solutions! Ranging from a turkey noodle soup that will warm your belly to a comforting turkey rice casserole full of savory mushrooms. I’ve even got some turkey bites that you can make now, freeze, and then pop in the oven to serve as an appetizer for Christmas.

So the leftover turkey staring back at you every time you open your fridge is a little culinary blessing. You already did the hard work. The bird has been cooked. Now you just have to decide which of my amazing leftover turkey recipes you want to try first! 

overhead shot of leftover turkey noodle soup in a white bowl with a spoon inside.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Comforting Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup made completely from scratch! Homemade turkey broth from the leftover turkey carcass, loaded with turkey meat and slurp-able noodles. This soup is perfect use of that leftover holiday turkey!

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freshly made turkey salad in a dark plate.

Turkey Salad

This quick and easy Turkey Salad is something special! Made with leftover holiday turkey folded into a creamy mayo Dijon mixture along with some dried cranberries for a touch of sweetness and fresh dill that makes the flavors pop! It’s the perfect turkey sandwich solution to feed the family the day after Thanksgiving! 

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closeup shot of leftover turkey shepherd's pie in a skillet with a serving spoon.

Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

This Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect way to use up any leftover turkey and mashed potatoes from the holidays! Easy to make, even easier to devour. Leftovers have never tasted so good!

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a serving of turkey noodle casserole in a white plate.

Turkey Noodle Casserole

This easy Turkey Noodle Casserole is the perfect and most delicious solution for your leftover holiday turkey! It’s tossed together with fresh sautéed mushrooms, tender pasta, and cream of mushroom soup creating a super creamy and comforting dish that is both filling and loaded with flavor!

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a fork twirling noodles in a bowl full of turkey tetrazzini.

Turkey Tetrazzini

This Turkey Tetrazzini is a heavenly pasta casserole with chunks of turkey amidst a rich, cheesy and creamy herb flecked sauce, all topped with more cheese and baked until hot and bubbly.

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turkey rice casserole in a beige braiser with a spoon inside.

Turkey Rice Casserole

Made in just one pan this delicious Turkey Rice Casserole is filled with savory sautéed mushrooms, green peas, and lots of leftover holiday turkey! It’s a super easy heartwarming dish that is full of flavor and a complete meal that you can make in just 45 minutes!

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a plate of turkey bites

Turkey Bites

These asiago cheese and turkey bites make the perfect little appetizers.

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leftover turkey sandwich cut in 2 on a ciabatta bun.

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Leftover Turkey with Pistachio Pesto and arugula sandwich is a perfect way to use some of that leftover turkey. This pesto is made with pistachios.

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