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Roundup: 50+ Tasty Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

by on Nov 23, 2012

Are you one of those people who loves leftovers? The vast majority of my family fell into that category, so those few days after Thanksgiving were (and still are) a joyous time of year for us. We didn’t do anything fancy with the next day eats; just heated them up–or not–and chowed down. In this collection of recipes, things get a bit more fancy than that. But don’t worry; they’re not complicated. 

Where I live, people woke up yesterday and put on shorts. By last night, snow was flying and parkas came out. You know what that means? It’s officially stew weather. This recipe for Leftover Turkey Stew is the perfect way to kick it off:

Leftover Turkey Stew

Another quintessential cold weather entre is the pot pie.  In this case Turkey Pot Pie. Doesn’t that golden crust just make you wanna take a bite??


Delish offers up 10 leftover Turkey recipes. From Italian to Asian, there’s something for every taste bud. Below is Turkey and Veggie Lasagna.

A piece of cheesy chicken layered food sits on a small plate.

Soup! Another thing that warms the soul this time of year. This recipe for Fiesta Turkey Soup with Green Chile Biscuits will heat you up more ways than one.

Fiesta Turkey Soup With Green Chile Biscuits Recipe

Another soup that is sure to garner praise: Kalyn’s Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup with Black Beans and Lime. Mmmm, sweet potatoes.

Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup with Black Beans










If you’re feeling a bit plump today, you might want to cook light for awhile. Cooking Light has you covered with these 20 Superfast Turkey Recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less. Yup, there’s even pizza on the menu:

Turkey Alfredo Pizza

Of course Martha has something to say about using Thanksgiving leftovers. She has no less than 36 from which to choose, AND they don’t all involve the bird. Take for example these luscious looking Cranberry Pancakes. Mmmm, pancakes.

Pancakes with a berry compote drizzled on top of the plate.

Speaking of breakfast food, check out this recipe for Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict, which includes not only turkey, but stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. Swoon.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict

Quiche isn’t just for breakfast. Take Tastebook’s hearty Turkey Quiche recipe for example:

Turkey Quiche photo

This isn’t Curbly’s first time at the Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe Roundup Rodeo. A few years back I found 10 Killer Turkey Sandwich Recipes that would make any lunch as memorable as the Thanksgiving meal itself. This one for Grilled Turkey and Brie with Cranberry Chutney seems to have everything going for it. 

Grilled Turkey and Brie Sandwich with Cranberry Chutney



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