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Leftover Turkey Recipes for After Thanksgiving and Beyond

How to Breathe New Life into an Old Bird with These Recipes for Leftover Turkey


Got leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can transform it into something completely new and different with one of these tasty recipes. Try them and see for yourself! As always, be sure to write reviews.

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1. Turkey French Bread Pizza Recipe

turkey french bread pizza
Stephanie Gallagher

This pizza recipe is one of those dishes that makes you glad you have Thanksgiving leftovers. A thin layer of sweet apricot jelly is spread over French bread, then topped with turkey, crisp bacon and cheese. The combination of sweet and salty in this recipe is a real winner.


2. Turkey Soup Recipe

Turkey Noodle Soup
Stephanie Gallagher

This turkey noodle soup recipe is one of those soul-soothing recipes that makes you feel good inside. Serve with a hunk of homemade French bread and a green salad.


3. Hot Brown Sandwich Recipe

Hot Brown Sandwich
Stephanie Gallagher

The Kentucky hot brown, made with leftover roast turkey breast and bacon in a creamy cheese sauce, is one of my favorite comfort foods.

4. Turkey Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

Turkey Cordon Bleu Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher

If you're a fan of chicken cordon bleu, then you will appreciate this turkey cordon bleu casserole, made with leftover turkey. It's creamy, cheesy and a super simple way to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers.


5. Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

Turkey Tetrazzini
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Turkey tetrazzini is one of those classic recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers that everybody seems to enjoy. This meal-in-one-dish casserole is a real kid-pleaser, too.


6. Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Turkey Pot Pie
Stephanie Gallagher
This creamy, comforting turkey pot pie is a meal in one dish. If you've got leftover turkey gravy, add about 1/2 cup to the filling. You can thin it out with a little water if the mixture gets too thick. The nice thing about this recipe is you can make it after Thanksgiving or Christmas and freeze it if you don't feel like eating it right away.

7. Turkey Croquettes

Turkey Croquettes
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Put your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potatoes to good use with these tasty turkey croquettes. Even the sauce is made from leftover cranberry sauce.


8. Turkey Panini Sandwich Recipe

Turkey Panini
Stephanie Gallagher
This simple, yet incredibly tasty panini recipe is a terrific way to enjoy roast turkey. Use different kinds of cheese for variety or try putting a smear of cranberry sauce on the sandwich instead of mustard. Yum!

9. Turkey Quesadillas

Turkey Quesadillas
Stephanie Gallagher

Serve these quick and easy quesadillas for lunch or dinner with tomato salsa and guacamole



10. Hot Turkey Salad

Hot Turkey Salad
Stephanie Gallagher

This hot turkey salad recipe is similar to the popular hot chicken salad. It's a great way to use those Thanksgiving leftovers. Bake in a large casserole dish or individual ramekins for a pretty presentation.


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