Don’t Let Leftover Turkey Get You Down – Try These Delectable Recipes!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandra Nickel REALTORS

Thanksgiving is just a day away, and most people will likely be feasting on turkey with their families. And chances are there might be lots of turkey leftover after the fabulous feast. You might find yourself wondering what to do with it all.

Here are some great ideas for ways to enjoy your terrific turkey after Thanksgiving is over:

  • The Classic Turkey Sandwich

It doesn’t have to be just turkey and bread…there are lots of ways to dress up those turkey slices to make a scrumptious sandwich. Turkey Sandwiches That Are Even Better Than the Full Bird! 

  • Turkey Tostadas

Feeling like a “fiesta” to continue the holiday season? How about making some turkey tostadas? Warm up some tortillas and top them with chopped or shredded turkey, lettuce, cheese and pico de gallo. For a finishing touch add a dollop of sour cream.

  • Turkey Chili with Corn & Black Beans

Continue the fiesta with a warm bowl of turkey chili. Dark meat is especially good shredded and used to create this comforting dish. Add some kidney beans, tomato, bell pepper, garlic and spices to taste and enjoy with a side of tortilla chips and salsa!

  • Turkey Hash

Turkey for breakfast! Dark meat works well for a delectable turkey hash and is delicious served up with a fried egg. Sauté some shredded potatoes, a medium onion, and diced green or red bell pepper in a bit of olive oil until the vegetables are golden brown. Add a cup of shredded dark meat from your Thanksgiving turkey and season to taste. Cook until crispy and top with a fried egg and shredded cheese. YUM!

  • Turkey Pot Pie

If comfort food is what you desire, there is nothing better than a leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie! From the warm, savory filling to the crispy, flaky pie crust, this recipe is sure to delight everyone in your family! Classic Turkey Pot Pie

  • Turkey Tetrazzini

    This scrumptious baked pasta recipe uses creamy, cheesy white wine sauce as the base. Cooked spaghetti, mushrooms, green peas, black olives, turkey, and bacon make this a casserole you can’t resist…especially after it is topped with panko breadcrumbs!  Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

So, don’t let leftover turkey get you down. Just be creative, and you and your family will enjoy all different kinds of mouthwatering meals until the turkey is all gone!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Comments (10)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Sandra,
A few new ways to use leftovers is always appreciated. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 22, 2023 08:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sandra,  we have turkey sandwiches on Friday and turkey soup on Friday night.  Put the bones and juices in the oven on Thursday night on low heat and then make the soup on Friday!

Nov 22, 2023 09:28 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Sandra Nickel thank you for the list of recipes from leftover turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2023 08:59 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sandra. A turkey sandwich for lunch on Friday is an essential part of the holiday for me. You have me thinking about turkey pot pie! Enjoy your day.

Nov 25, 2023 05:07 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If I was a fan of turkey, I'd definitely try a few of these! I'm sure this is the time of year when these recipes will be looked for!

Nov 25, 2023 05:29 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

We were very fortunate as the 4# turkey breast was consumed at the Thanksgiving dinner. No turkey leftovers.

Nov 25, 2023 07:15 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

What a delightful read, Sandra! Transforming leftover turkey into such tantalizing dishes is a brilliant way to extend the holiday joy. Your turkey tetrazzini and chili ideas sound absolutely delicious. It's great to see such creativity in the kitchen! 🍳🦃 #HolidayCooking #LeftoverMakeover 🌟

Nov 25, 2023 09:43 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Sandra Nickel  the classic turkey sandwich is my very favorite 

Nov 25, 2023 10:47 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That leftover turkey doesn’t have a chance with all those delicacies waiting for their chances Sandra 🙂 

Nov 25, 2023 02:36 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sandra, I really enjoy turkey, but only made a turkey thigh, so not many leftovers.

Nov 30, 2023 10:18 AM