When it comes to cooking a big holiday bird, there’s bound to be leftovers. What to do with all that leftover turkey? Go beyond the standard turkey sandwiches with our creative recipes for leftover turkey soup, turkey pot pie, casseroles and so much more.
Turkey Pot Pie
Leftover turkey and veggies can be repurposed in this crispy-crusted pot pie that’s a comfort-food favourite.
With a total time of 20 minutes, who could say no to this light, fluffy frittata chock-full of tender morsels of turkey? Serve for brunch, lunch or dinner for a healthier post-holiday meal. For more variety, try one of these healthy dinners you can make in 30 minutes or less.
Leftover Thanksgiving Panini
Turkey sandwiches are a post-holiday tradition, and Ree Drummond serves up a tasty recipe that includes not just leftover turkey, but also cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy all packed in one tasty grilled panini.
Roast Turkey, Fennel and Onions with Buttered Egg Noodles
There won’t be any complaints of leftovers when they’re used in this rich and delicious dish! Roast turkey and aromatic vegetables are added to a decadent sauce made with white wine and cream and then served over buttered egg noodles.
Lighten up a classic Bolognese sauce by swapping leftover turkey for ground beef.
Family-Style Holiday Poutine
All the best parts of a festive turkey dinner come together in this Canuck classic poutine, featuring sweet potato fries, homemade cranberry sauce, cheese curds, turkey, gravy and fresh rosemary.
Roasted Turkey Lasagna
If you love a good lasagna, you’re going to drool over this creative and delicious turkey version that also features sweet Italian sausage for extra flavour.
Turkey and Mushroom Creamy Tomato “Gravy” with Gnocchi
Courtesy of Rachael Ray is this mouth-watering recipe that will put any leftover turkey to good use — along with any leftover mushrooms from your stuffing endeavours — in this savoury, satisfying dish.
Turkey Hashed Browns
Potatoes, onion, shredded turkey, scallion and fresh parsley are all the ingredients you need to make this quick and easy dinner.
Hot Turkey Sammys with Warm Apple Cranberry Sauce
You’ll love how sweet, seasonal apple sauce elevates tart cranberry sauce for a perfect, pureed spread that’s delicious on leftover turkey sandwiches.
Turkey Spring Rolls
Leftover shredded turkey is wrapped in rice paper with cucumber, carrot, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce and a zingy dressing and served with a homemade dipping sauce.
Mexican Chorizo and Turkey Chili
For a simple post-holiday weeknight meal, turn to that leftover turkey and add it to this spicy and flavourful chili.
BBQ Turkey Gumbo
Leftover turkey (or chicken) is perfect in this rich and hot sauce spiked gumbo. Serve this savoury stew with rice or oyster crackers.
Turkey and Polenta Casserole
Give leftover holiday turkey a delicious Mediterranean twist with tasty polenta casserole you can make in a flash.
Day After Detox Turkey & Rice Soup
Sweat out all the Holiday indulgences with this low calorie turkey soup that’s swimming in an abundance of adobo chilies, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to help heat up the body and speed up metabolic rate.
Easy Pulled Turkey Tacos
Leftover holiday turkey has never tasted so good! Use your remainders in this flavourful base for tacos. For more inspiration, check out these tasty taco recipes you’ll crave every day of the week.
Turkey and stuffing is one of our favourite pairings, so this quiche is a great way to keep them together, even after dinner is over. Sharp cheddar is a nice match — and all good quiches need a bit of cheese.
Leftover Turkey Chili
Take that leftover turkey and combine it with fire-roasted tomatoes, pinto beans and spices for a flavour-packed chili. Eat on its own or ladle it over leftover mashed potatoes to tackle two leftovers at once.