Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Since moving into our home 3 years ago, we have celebrated Thanksgiving at home. Some years we have company others you can find us making…


Since moving into our home 3 years ago, we have celebrated Thanksgiving at home. Some years we have company others you can find us making a full Thanksgiving feast for the 6 of us. That leaves us with a ton of leftovers and no clue what to do with them!

I love turkey, ham, and all the good stuff as much as the next person, BUT I CANNOT EAT IT FOR A WEEK STRAIGHT! This is why I gathered up a ton of recipes for those Thanksgiving leftovers!

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes


This crockpot leftover turkey chili is so easy to make. It is loaded with flavor and a wonderful way to repurpose your Thanksgiving leftovers!

2.Cranberry Sauce Quick Bread

Use leftover cranberry sauce is this delicious gluten-free cranberry sauce quick bread! A sweet and delicious vegan way to use leftovers

Cranberry Sauce Quick Bread | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Use up your favorite holiday sauce in this healthy quick bread recipe! This Cranberry Sauce Quick Bread uses homemade cranberry sauce and is gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free and perfect for breakfast, brunch, a snack, or dessert!

3.Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

Let this leftover turkey wild rice casserole come to the rescue! Combine Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers with wild rice and other ingredients to make this leftover turkey casserole recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for instant pot leftover turkey wild rice casserole. It is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers.


Holiday leftovers are better when they’re baked in a sweet breakfast casserole. The perfect combo of orange and cranberries baked with rolls.

Holiday Leftover French Toast Casserole served on a white plate

5.Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

Lightly toasted sourdough provides the perfect base for the ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich. Add moist turkey, cheese, stuffing, red leaf lettuce, and a generous slather of mayo and cranberry sauce and you will have something marvelous on your hands!


This simple recipe for potato croquettes is the perfect way to use your leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving. You’ll find yourself making extra mashed potatoes just so you can make this delicious recipe!

Plate of mashed potato croquettes with sour cream and chves.

7.Thanksgiving Leftovers Crunchwrap Supreme Recipe

Take your Thanksgiving leftovers to the next level with this fun holiday twist on Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap supreme. It features layers of stuffing, Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce with potato chips for the “crunch”.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Crunchwrap Supreme


Turkey shepherds pie is an easy and inexpensive way to use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. This comfort food is loved by the entire family.

A bowl of food, with Shepherd\'s pie and Potato


Learn how to make a delicious turkey bone broth (stock) with the leftover turkey carcass. The perfect way to use every part of your turkey!

Three mason jars of turkey bone broth displayed on a white background.


If you’re wondering what to do with leftover turkey breast, I got you! This EASY turkey crostini recipe is made with ALL leftovers including brie and cranberry sauce!

turkey cranberry sauce and brie on toasted bread

11.Rolled Tacos with Spicy White Queso

These rolled tacos couldn’t be easier and they are so delicious! Ready in under 30 minutes and they make the perfect meal or appetizer. Add our queso for the perfect dipping sauce!

Rolled Tacos with queso being dipped


This Leftover Turkey Wrap is a healthy turkey wrap, using leftover turkey and loaded with vegetables! It makes a great dinner wrap because it’s served warm. It’s also Weight Watchers friendly @ 5WW points on the blue plan.

healthy turkey wrap, sliced in half, on white plate, with bowl of tomato soup and platter of turkey wraps in the background

13.Turkey Leftovers Muffins

Don’t know what to do with leftover roasted chicken or turkey? Those chicken (or turkey) muffins will be perfect for a grab and go meal.

One chicken muffin that has a beautiful golden color.

14.Turkey Soup

Homemade Turkey Soup is an easy way to repurpose holiday leftovers into a nourishing and delicious dinner that will last you for days. Use what’s left of your holiday turkey, add some vegetables and barley, and transform your leftover turkey dinner into soup in under an hour!

White shallow soup bowl filled with easy turkey soup filled with veggies, tomatoes, turkey, and barley.

15.Leftover Turkey Quesadillas with Black Beans

Put that leftover Thanksgiving turkey to good use and make these Leftover Turkey Quesadillas with Black Beans… perfect for those who don’t want to cook anything complicated the day after Thanksgiving!

leftover turkey quesadillas with black beans

16.Slow Cooker Leftover Turkey Curry

Leftover Turkey Curry. How to make a delicious, yet healthy turkey curry from your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey leftovers. Ideal for an easy to prep one pot dinner and tastes amazing.

slow cooker leftover turkey curry at

17.Easy yuzu ramen with roasted turkey and shishito peppers

This is the perfect day after Thanksgiving comfort meal using leftover turkey and an easy shortcut shio ramen broth. You can easily customize your toppings too by stir-frying veggies that you have on hand.

A bowl of yuzu shio ramen noodles in a white bowl topped with crispy turkey breast slices, blistered shishito peppers, stir fried bean sprouts, pickled swiss chard stems, and yuzu zest.

18.Oatmeal and Cranberry Bars

These oatmeal and cranberry bars are kids’ favorite! You can use a freshly made cranberry sauce or use your left-over cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving dinner. It is a perfect quick grab-and-go breakfast the next day or a perfect snack.


This bacon cheddar pizza is a nice change when your family grows tired of the traditional Thanksgiving foods. Chopped leftover ham, bacon, and cheese is a perfect combination!

rectangular slice of bacon cheddar pizza with ham on stack of rectangular plates


This easy fettuccine is a comforting way to use up that Thanksgiving ham. You can make is as spicy as you would like!

fettuccine alfredo with ham and zucchini on black plate with fork and bread

21.Turkey Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad

Turkey Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad is a delightful mixture of crunchy, sweet and savory flavors and a GREAT way to use up any leftover turkey or chicken!

Turkey Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - an easy, healthy recipe for turkey salad. Makes a great lunch or dinner.  Perfect way to re-purpose holiday leftovers!

22.Turkey Meatballs

These Tender Turkey Meatballs are easy to make from scratch and bake in the oven or in the Slow Cooker! Combine them with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese or serve them with brown gravy and mashed potatoes. This recipe makes a perfect freezer food for easy weekday meals!

A pile of turkey meatballs on a white plate with parsley.

23.Leftover Turkey Banh Mi Baguette

This fresh and zingy turkey baguette with quick pickled carrots and handfuls of fresh herbs is a delicious way to enjoy your leftover turkey.

long side view of baguette filled with leftover turkey, radishes, carrot strips, fresh coriander and red chilli, with a white bowl of pickled carrot in the background together with another banh mi baguette

24.Turkey Roll Ups

These easy Turkey Roll Ups have all of the flavors of your favorite roast turkey dinner (and Thanksgiving side dishes) without all of the fuss! Thinly sliced turkey is filled with stuffing and smothered in gravy.

Turkey Roll-Ups in a white casserole dish with gravy cranberries and green beans

25.Turkey Sliders

Warm and cheesy turkey sliders made from leftover turkey meat. They’re bursting with flavor and so easy to make to feed a crowd! Perfect to make on the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas, or on a game day!


Trying to decide what to do with leftover turkey? Make this easy leftover turkey casserole recipe with mayonnaise. Common ingredients & 10 mins prep!

Easy Leftover Turkey Casserole Recipe With Mayonnaise - Trying to decide what to do with leftover turkey? Make this easy leftover turkey casserole recipe with mayonnaise. Common ingredients & 10 mins prep! Detail: easy-leftover-turkey-casserole-recipe-2


This Turkey and Dumplings soup has these amazing crispy stuffing dumplings made from leftover Thanksgiving stuffing (or any leftover stuffing).

3 stuffing balls, carrots and turkey in a bowl of broth

28.Healthy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Rolls

Healthy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Rolls recipe, perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch. These rolls are delicious, moist, fluffy and easy to make!

Healthy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Rolls - Holding a Roll in the Hand

29.Thanksgiving in a Blanket

Thanksgiving in a Blanket is the most genius way to eat leftovers as it combines shredded turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce all wrapped in a crescent roll for a simple and delicious way to enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers the next day!

Thanksgiving in a blanket


In this Turkey Cranberry Sandwich recipe turkey and cranberry sauce are nestled between two slices of buttery bread that have been grilled to perfection, all held together by melted cheddar cheese. This Thanksgiving sandwich is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey!

front view of two halves of a turkey cranberry sandwich stacked on each other


Holiday Turkey Hash is an indescribably delicious turkey leftovers recipe. You’ll look forward to as much as the original holiday meal! It uses turkey, dressing/stuffing, gravy and some new fresh ingredients.

mini skillet of turkey hash with a fried egg on top and coffee cup


An excellent way to use leftovers, these savory baked turkey crepes are both hearty and makes for a delicious meal option for the whole family.

Baked turkey crepes in a deep dish pan.


Pizza! The perfect way to enjoy Turkey and Cranberry sauce in a new way the next day!

Pizza in a cast iron pan with turkey, cranberry sauce, walnuts, cheese and fresh rosemary.

34.Leftover Turkey Tikka Masala

Try something new with your holiday leftovers this year! This Turkey Tikka Masala, with it’s flavorful yet mild beloved sauce, will make you wish you bought a bigger bird!

A potful of turkey tikka masala.


Turkey Bolognese – a rich and hearty sauce is paired with cooked turkey for a quick and delicious dinner that tastes gourmet! It’s perfect for using up your leftover holiday turkey, and is a family favorite!

A close up of a plate of food, with Noodles and cheese and a fork

36.Leftover Turkey Dinner Tacos

These Turkey Dinner Tacos are super easy to make and are lighter than a big old sandwich!

Forget a boring old sandwich! These Leftover Turkey Dinner Tacos are ready in minutes, packed with bold flavor, and a lighter alternative to bread!

37. Leftover Turkey Lasagna

Delicious leftover turkey lasagna with a healthier kind of white sauce. A dish that is comforting and full of flavor, perfect for using some of the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas.

low-fat lasagna with turkey, cream cheese and cottage cheese


Cheesy Ham Asparagus Pasta is a quick and delicious one pot dinner that’s done in 20 minutes. A great way to use leftover holiday ham! Don’t miss this tasty one pot meal everyone will love.

Creamy Ham and Asparagus Pasta in a white plate on a wooden tray

39.Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Enjoy the best sandwiches of the year made from all your favorite Thanksgiving dinner leftovers!

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Leftover shredded poultry makes a perfect filling for these puff pastry pockets. Herbed cream cheese makes every bite a delight!

Fork showing the inside of the stuffed pastry

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