It is the end of Thanksgiving, and you are probably wondering what to do with the huge amount of leftovers on your table. Well, I know the feeling; but trust me, you can do much more than you think with my Turkey Leftover Ideas. The possibilities are literally endless!
As much as we all love Thanksgiving food, households across the world have the same question: what can we do with our leftover Turkey? I have came up with some ideas to put those delicious leftovers to good use!
Gobble, Gobble up Turkey Y’all
Leftover Turkey Casserole
It is a known fact that cheese kicks any flavor to its maximum potential of deliciousness. Use your turkey leftovers to make the best cheesy turkey casserole. Add peas, green beans, carrots, and a handful amount of cheese of your choice. It is a satisfying and fulfilling meal.
You can easily turn this recipe into a Creamy Turkey Pasta Casserole by adding pasta to your ingredients. This recipe has several variations, and that’s what makes it a perfect, fast, and easy idea for turkey leftovers.
Leftover Turkey Soup
Another easy recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers would absolutely be a delicious turkey soup. This warm tummy-filling soup is one of my favorite soups ever. What’s perfect about this recipe is that you can switch turkey with chicken in off-turkey seasons. But frankly, it tastes much better with turkey!
Its main ingredients are the tastiest vegetables: carrots, celery, onions with turkey leftovers, rice, and some seasonings. You can serve it with a green salad or breadsticks.
Check the interesting blog about Turkey Soup and the full recipe at Mil’s Kitchen Cafe.
Leftover Turkey Chili
With minimal prep-work like dicing onions, peppers, garlic, and letting it simmer for 30 minutes, you’ll have a unique turkey chili. This recipe has a special ingredient that kicks the flavors to a whole new level. You can also add a pinch of cocoa powder. Please don’t freak out! It is amazingly delicious.
Sugar Spun Run thoroughly explained all the steps. Check her blog and website to get all the instructions and keep Thanksgiving party on for one more week, or even longer!
Quick List of Other Leftover Turkey Ideas
- Turkey Sandwich
- Turkey Salad
- Turkey Potpie
- Turkey Noodles
- Turkey Sliders
- Turkey Tetrazzini
- Turkey Wrap
- Turkey Noodle Casserole
- Turkey Quiche
- Turkey Omelet
- Turkey Breakfast Casserole
- Turkey Breakfast Burrito
- Turkey McMuffin
Frequently Asked Questions
You should use cooked turkey leftovers within 3 to 4 days, if well-stored in the fridge. Make sure you never leave them at room temperature.
After wrapping in an airtight plastic bags, you can store turkey leftovers for up to 3 months in the freezer.
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