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Leftover Turkey Recipes

Favorite Recipes Using Leftover Turkey


Here are some of the most popular turkey recipes on this site, including turkey sandwiches, empanadas,  casseroles, turkey pot pie, croquettes, and turkey and pasta dishes.  If you have leftover turkey, try one of these great-tasting recipes.

1. Turkey and Mashed Potato Croquettes

Make these turkey croquettes for a post-holiday meal or make smaller ones and serve as appetizers. Freeze these croquettes before breading, then complete with coating ingredients and instructions after thawing. These are delicious served with leftover or store-bought gravy and cranberry sauce.

2. Turkey and Biscuit Bake

 This hearty, flavorful turkey and biscuit bake is a great way to enjoy that leftover turkey, but the casserole would also be great with chicken.  The homemade biscuits are a snap to prepare, but feel free to use purchased frozen biscuits to top this casserole.

3. Turkey Quiche With Peppers and Green Onions

 I used red poblano peppers and pepper jack cheese in this flavorful quiche, but you could also make this quiche with less heat by using plain Cheddar jack cheese and sweet red bell pepper. This is a great way to use  leftover cooked turkey, and it makes a wonderful brunch, lunch, or dinner dish.

4. Savory Turkey Cobbler

This savory "Gobbler" cobbler is yet another great way to enjoy leftover turkey. Serve this cobbler with cranberry sauce on the side and a tossed green salad or fresh sliced tomatoes, if desired. If you're short on time, top the filling with your favorite homemade or refrigerated biscuits just before baking.

5. Hot Turkey Sandwich

This is a classic way to use Thanksgiving leftovers, and my favorite by far. You can make it simple for lunch or add other warmed leftover side dishes and a little cranberry sauce for a day-after-the-holiday meal.

6. Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Casserole

Swiss cheese and a little diced ham give this casserole extra flavor. Serve this casserole with sliced fresh tomatoes or a tossed salad for a fabulous family meal. Leftover croissant crumbs make a great topping for this dish.

7. Turkey Empanadas

These tasty empanadas are simply made with Thanksgiving leftovers and some seasonings. These little turkey pies are delicious with cranberry sauce!

8. Turkey Salad With Red Grapes

This fruited turkey salad gets lots of extra flavor from the sliced grapes and a little lemon juice. For added crunch and protein, add coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts and enjoy on lettuce for lunch or use it in a hearty sandwich.

9. Turkey Pasta Casserole With Asparagus and Cheddar Cheese

I used mini penne pasta in this hearty casserole, but elbow macaroni or small shells would work just as well.

10. Creamy Parmesan Turkey Sauce With Country Ham and Peas

Serve this delicious sauce with pasta or over hot creamy grits. Feel free to add more cheese to this sauce, and smoked ham may be used in place of the country ham.

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