6 Leftover Turkey Recipes

Gobble, gobble! It’s time for turkey…and more turkey…and more turkey.

By the end of the Thanksgiving weekend you’ll have had enough turkey to last you at least a month. Instead of settling for plain, leftover turkey, whip up some of these delicious and easy leftover turkey recipes.

6 Leftover Turkey Recipes

Cindy over at What the heck’s a bonbon? has a knack for making even the simplest food delicious. These Thanksgiving Cakes are like bite-size pieces of heaven. They’ll revive your love of turkey in one bite!

I love how this recipe incorporates the things you already have on hand. And, really, anything in pie form is scrumptious.


Emeril does it again with this chicken and rice soup recipe, but to adjust it for our leftover theme, simply replace the chicken with turkey. It’s a hearty way to fill little bellies and keep everyone warm this winter.


We love enchiladas! Since they break free of the traditional Thanksgiving-style meal with their spiciness, they are the perfect meal for using up leftover turkey. Simply mix a large can of enchilada sauce, a 16oz pack of shredded Mexican cheese, a can of diced chilies, and shredded leftover turkey in a large bowl. Spoon the mixture into corn tortillas and place fold side down in a baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over the top, sprinkle with Mexican cheese, and bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Easy peasy and super delicious!


Simply substitute turkey for chicken and make a mouth-watering Waldorf salad. Serve with crackers or on crusty Italian bread slices. Yum!

If it’s in a muffin cup, my kids will eat it – which is why Darla’s recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. Check out the recipe and break out the muffin tins to whip some of these up today!

What are some of your favorite leftover turkey recipes? Share a link below!