16 Leftover Turkey Recipes

16 of the BEST Leftover Turkey Recipes - Perfect for Thanksgiving Leftovers! @natashaskitchen

Don’t toss that leftover turkey! Most people don’t want to do a lick of cooking the day after Thanksgiving – I’m with you! Here are some great ideas to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers with minimal effort. These leftover turkey recipes will make you wish you had more turkey!


1. Turkey Noodle Soup from Natasha’s Kitchen – this soup is easy, has incredible flavor and will keep your belly full and light during your post-holiday recovery week. 😉

2. Hot Turkey Sandwich from Elise of Simply Recipes- perfect way to use up leftover turkey and gravy! I’m hungry just looking at this. You just can’t go wrong!

3. Turkey Crepes from Natasha’s Kitchen – Leftover turkey meat mixed with mushrooms makes the best savory filling for crepes.

4. Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps from Gina of Skinny Taste – pairs well with her avocado cilantro ranch… and my belly.


5. Turkey Tetrazzini from Amy of She Wears Many Hats – Oh my word. Turkey with noodles in a creamy sauce… and now I’m starving again.

6. Leftover Turkey Pot Pie from Damn Delicious – A fuss free comfort food with simple ingredients; this is one to unwind with :).

7. Spicy Turkey Enchiladas from Elise of Simply Recipes – We all use chicken, why not turkey? Your family will probably never guess it’s turkey.

8. Leftover Thanksgiving Panini from Ree of Pioneer Woman – She even put cranberry sauce in there. Ree you are a wild woman! I love it!


9. Turkey-Cranberry Strudel from Lori a.k.a. Recipe Girl – How amazing does a puff pastry pocket of turkey, cranberry, roasted squash and cheese sound?!

10. Thai Basil Turkey Wraps from Jade of Steamy Kitchen – How easy and scrumptious! It’s one of those feel-good while stuffing your face kind of foods.

11. Creamy Poblano and Turkey Soup from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective – Ahem. Yum! Orzo, a creamy broth and poblano peppers…

12. Leftover Turkey Fritata from Katerina of Diethood – the perfect post Thanksgiving breakfast.


13. Leftover Turkey Lasagna Roll from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck – this one’s low fat and so creative! No one would ever guess this was leftover turkey.

14. Creamy Mushroom & Leek Pasta from Natasha’s Kitchen – toss your leftover turkey into the sauce in step 4 and you have yourself a creamy mushroom & turkey pasta. Yes please!

15. Leftover Turkey Enchiladas from Ali of Gimme some oven. Yes, gimme gimme! How easy are these when you already have the turkey?!

16. One Pot Cheesy Turkey Tamale Pie from Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. You had me at Cheesy.

P.S. How is your post-Thanksgiving recovery going? Are you getting a start on your shopping? Or are you slugging it out at home like us? Maybe that Christmas tree is going up?  – Natasha

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  • Amy
    December 24, 2014

    Just wanted to add one idea I heard from a friend, sauté little pieces of the turkey with cream cheese. I tried it before and I loved it! Simple and quick and gives leftovers a new taste  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 24, 2014

      That sounds really good and easy! Thank you Amy! 🙂 Reply

  • Masha
    November 28, 2014

    Hi Natasha,
    I made turkey using your recipe posted a few weeks ago and it’s amazingly delicious!! It was my first try, never cooked turkey before and it turned out perfect. And thank you so much for posting this collection of leftovers ideas. Now I know what’s on the menu for next week or till the turkey is gone! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2014

      I’m so happy to hear that you loved the turkey recipe! Thank you Masha 🙂 It sounds like you’re going to have a delicious week of turkey recipes 🙂 Reply

  • November 28, 2014

    I can’t thank you enough for the delicious ideas AND for including my Frittata Recipe!! THANK YOU! Have a wonderful Holiday Season! XO Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2014

      Hi Kate! Thank you! I’m in the kitchen right now deciding which of these to make for lunch. ;). Reply

  • Larisa
    November 28, 2014

    Hi Natasha! What a brilliant and hands down helpful idea to put those recipes togetehr for us !!! Thank You!!! I think ill have to make another turkey just to try the recipes 🙂 We hosted Thanksgiving at our house yesterday for approx 40 ppl ….. So not much leftovers from the turkey … Lol… But I have a little bit left for that amazing noodle soup of yours 🙂
    So ready to just enjoy my time with our 3 months old princess Zara :-)))) and wait for daddy to come home from work 🙂 i need the rest…

    Thank you for your hard work, Natasha! Enjoy your day and may God bless your family!!! <3 ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2014

      Thank you Larisa! I’m glad you’re inspired by the list. My mom made the turkey this year and she sent me home with the leftovers. Score!! Enjoy your little princess; what a beautiful name; Zara. I remember those days when I was so eager for my husband to come home from work to get that much needed break. Babies are 24-7 – I’ll be in the same boat in just a few short months 🙂 Reply

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