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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you’re already wondering about what to do with the huge amount of turkey remains after the big thanksgiving dinner- we’ve got you covered! I love being with my family and friends on Thanksgiving reminiscing over the past years with fond memories and fun stories. One of best parts of thanksgiving is of course the Turkey! We have the best recipes with leftover turkey breast you can make and enjoy after the Holiday that are easy and delicious.
20 Delicious LeftOver Turkey Recipes
Dealing with leftovers can be a pain if you don’t know what to do with them. They can also be a true blessing for those of us who love meal planning and hate cooking 3 meals a day. These turkey recipes will be a hit with your family for sure. What I do is choose a few good recipes we like and then collect all the ingredients before the Holidays and make the planning easy. Check out your favorites below.
1. Turkey Burgers
Burgers are generally everyone’s favorite comfort food, and Turkey burgers are just as tasty without some of the extra fat. Turkey burgers are simple to make with a prep time of about 35 minutes. All you have to do is mince the turkey and make them into patties. To make your Turkey burgers more enjoyable, you can add Cajun or onion rings on the side- yes please! Full Recipe
2. Turkey Quesadillas
Who wouldn’t love a simple turkey quesadilla! All you need is some leftover turkey meat (ground or sliced is fine), tortillas and cheddar cheese. You can choose to add avocados and veggies for some extra flavor. These are super easy and you can easily make these delicious quesadillas in no time. Grab the Full recipe here.
3. Hot and Sour Turkey Soup
Soup is the best choice to keep you warm and cozy during the cold holiday season. Hot and sour turkey soup involves a combo of amazing flavors. It is a very simple recipe that allows you use up multiple parts of the leftover bird. For the full recipe, you can click on the link for the Full recipe.
4. Turkey Lasagna
Creamy lasagna is another awesome comfort food that works well with meat or even without. Turkey lasagna is one of the easiest-to-bake dishes. We make a “leftovers” lasagna with veggies, meat, and whatever other leftovers we have! The detailed step by step recipe is in the link below. Its takes a bit of time to cook however, the outcome is worth the long wait and effort. Full recipe
5. Turkey Bolognese
A flavorful and simple turkey Bolognese is the right way to start your healthy diet after a heavy Thanksgiving meal. For a detailed step by step recipe, click on the link below. It will only take you about 45 minutes to create the perfect turkey Bolognese, even Gordon Ramsey style! Full recipe
6. Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey pot pie consists of rich and creamy flavors that are filling for the whole family. If you have extended family staying with you during the Hoilday season, this is a great dish to prepare for a large number of people. Its actually pretty simple to make and can prepped ahead of time to make it even easier. It will take you a total of 20 minutes to prep and 55 minutes to cook the pie. This simple and scrumptious recipe will definitely be worth the total cook time. Full recipe
7. Turkey Salad
A simple turkey salad is one of the best ways you can make use of your leftover turkey. Turn it into a healthy appetizer for your hungry clan by making bite sited tea sandwiches or grab some sliced bread and create the perfect lunch. You can make many kinds of turkey salads such as wild rice, taco-style, Russian potato, sweet salad, and much more. Click on the link to get the full recipe of a turkey salad. Full recipe
8. Turkey Sandwich
What to do with leftover turkey breast meat? Go for the Turkey sandwich. These are the most simple and easy to make for obvious reasons. Turkey sandwiches come handy for any meal of the day. Grab some awesome sourdough bread, leftover turkey breast, cranberry sauce and some lettuce and you have yourself a delish meal. We even add stuffing sometimes! Get the Full recipe here.
9. Turkey Wraps
If you want to have a light meal, turkey wraps are a great way to keep your diet light. You will need just a few ingredients for your wrap, and the total time it’ll take you to prepare is under 20 minutes. If you want to take your turkey wrap to another level- try the Kung pao turkey wrap, delicious! Check out the Full recipe here.
10. Turkey Soup & Dumplings
Nothing better than a hot bowl of dumpling soup on a chilly day! I love this easy leftover turkey recipe because you can use the bones (for broth) and the meat- both light and dark for added substance. Dumplings definitely make it a heartier meal. Just a few simple steps and ingredients are required for this awesome meal. Full recipe
11. Turkey Meatballs with Barbecue Sauce
Turkey meatballs are awesome to make right after the Holidays and you can even freeze them to use as appetizers for Christmas or other event. I especially love this recipe because these are no ordinary Turkey meatballs! If you know my love for a good homemade apple cider recipe then you will know how much I covet these meatballs! Yes- apple cider BBQ meatballs!! Check out the Full recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips.
12. Turkey, Pepper, and Haricot Casserole
If you want to prepare a proper dinner meal that is full and flavor and originality, then check out this turkey casserole dish. While this particular recipe does require overnight soaking of beans, you can prep the meal in advance or used pre-cooked beans to save on time. Click on the link to view the complete recipe. Full recipe
13. Turkey Parcels
Turkey parcels are the perfect snacks that can be served both hot and cold. These snacks are easy to make and are very tasty. My son always asks for these the day after Thanksgiving so I am always prepared. These make a great appetizer as well for any Holiday party or foodie event. Full recipe here.
14. Turkey Enchiladas
I love changing up my flavors throughout the week. A good piping hot tray of turkey enchilada are the perfect flavorful meal for a crowd needing pleasing asap. The recipe is very simple and fun to make. Make some homemade margaritas with this killer margarita mix recipe and enjoy. Click on the link to view the full recipe. Full recipe
15. Red Thai Turkey Curry
For some Asian fusion, you can use your leftover turkey to make some red Thai turkey curry. This is one of the quickest and easiest dishes you can prepare in under an hour. Click on the link below to view the full recipe. Full recipe
16. Turkey Breast with Fiery Honey Sauce
If you are turkey lovers through and through but looking for a slight twist on the classic, then this is the recipe for you. The sauce gives a sweet and spicy touch to the turkey that is truly to die for (makes awesome sandwiches as well). An epic comfort food with leftover turkey meat. Click on the link below to view the full recipe. Full recipe
17. Turkey and Blue CHEESE Patties with Mushroom Sauce
These are truly mouth watering burgers. The herbs and blue cheese are baked into the burger making for the most moist flavorful meal. Top it with sauteed mushrooms and its truly and extraordinary plate. Full recipe
18. Turkey and Broccoli Stir Fry
This is a very healthy dish that you can easily prepare within 22 minutes. You can add different kinds of vegetables to add more flavors or use up whats left in the fridge. The sweet and tangy sauce makes this meal a favorite in our family. Check out the Full recipe from Simple Sweet Savory.
19. Turkey Meatball Courgetti
Courgetti’s are easy to make and healthy as well. Its easiest to make if you have a spiralizer but not required. This Gordan Ramsey dish is a total hit for a lighter fare following a heavy day of over eating. Click on the link to view the full recipe. Full recipe
20. Turkey Taco Skillet
This is a yummy Mexican dish that can be perfectly served for lunch or dinner. You can easily make this dish within 20 minutes. It is a must-try! Click on the link below to view the full recipe. Full recipe
These are some of our favorite recipes with leftover turkey breast meat. Hopefully they have helped you in finding a few good ideas for dealing with the turkey remnants- if you are lucky enough to have some!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from ours here at Ohlade!