Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers – 20 Recipes!

By Kate Riley November 21, 2012

Today I’m cooking up a turkey and we’ll be bringing a Thanksgiving meal to Great Grandma Verna tomorrow (she’s 103!) but we’ll keep most of the turkey at home to use over the next week.

For our official Thanksgiving feast, we’ll get together with friends and family at my Aunt’s house tomorrow.  I’m always looking for new ways to use leftover turkey and I rounded up 20 scrumptious looking recipes, a few of which I’ll definitely try.

20 leftover turkey recipes


1.  Turkey and Mushroom Risotto

turkey and mushroom risotto


2.  Turkey Potato Soup

turkey potato soup


3.  Turkey Pho

turkey pho


4. Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo

turkey cranberry monte cristo


5.  White Turkey Chili

turkey chili

* I also love my southwest white bean chili too!


6.  Rosemary Hummus Turkey Wraps

rosemary hummus turkey wraps


7.  Curried Turkey Salad

curried turkey salad


8.  Rosemary and Turkey Squares

rosemary turkey squares


9.  Turkey Broccoli Alfredo

turkey broccoli alfredo


10.   Turkey Chopped Salad with Avocado Dressing

turkey chopped salad with avocado dressing


11.  Turkey and Swiss Panini

leftover turkey and swiss panini


12.  Turkey Enchiladas Verde

turkey enchiladas verde

   *or my sour cream enchiladas, yum!


13.  Crunchy Turkey Salad Sandwiches

crunchy turkey salad sandwiches


14.  Linguine with Turkey

linguine with turkey


15.  Turkey Caesar BLT

turkey ceasar blt


16.  Turkey Cobb Salad

turkey cobb salad


17.  Turkey Pita with Cranberry Salsa

turkey pita


18.  Open Faced Turkey Sandwiches

open faced turkey sandwiches


19.  Turkey Tetrazzini

turkey tetrazzini


20.  Turkey Pot Pie

turkey pot pie

And now I’m sooooo craving turkey, are you?    :)


I’m off to celebrate with family for the next couple of days – I have a lot to be thankful for this year, the list is long, but mostly I’m grateful for good health and the comforts of home, which we all know so many are without.  I’m also so thankful for all of YOU who visit here, you inspire me to keep this conversation going.  Thank you for sharing your comments, your lives, your tips, your makeovers, and your funny stories with me.

Sending you all wishes for a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with delicious food and the love of friends and family!

happy thanksgiving table

If you’d like some last minute tips on setting a festive fall table, you can read my latest article on the subject over at My Colortopia.




  1. Thank you for rounding up so many great ideas for turkey leftovers. Yum…now I really can’t wait for tomorrow! My husband will be continuing his tradition of cooking the turkey out on the grill. The down side is that it’s so tasty that there’s usually no leftovers. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Thank you, Kate for the endless inspiration ~ your diy projects, your generous spirit, sharing your success tips and encouragement, and of course that turkey pot pie….YUM! Wishing you a wonderful time with your family!

  3. Scrumptious recipes! Thank you Kate, for all your creative ideas, recipes and tips throughout your blog. I am so thankful I found your blog to help me navigate through the blogging world. You are such an inspiration to me. Thanks so much and enjoy a much deserved day with your family!!

  4. These look yummy! Even if it’s not leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, I’m definitely going to try some of these!!

    Sam @

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