Leftover Turkey Recipes to Make After Thanksgiving

by Tonya Staab

Got leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? You’ll love these 5 leftover turkey recipes to make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Leftover turkey recipes

Turkey and pesto focaccia sandwich

a turkey pesto focaccia sandwich that's been sliced

I used packaged turkey slices to make this turkey and pesto focaccia with sun-dried tomatoes and feta. Next time I make it though I’ll use leftover thick-sliced roast turkey.

Turkey and cabbage stir-fry

ground turkey with cabbage and rice stir fry

For this turkey and cabbage stir-fry with rice, I used ground turkey. Did you know you can grind leftover turkey in the food processor to make your own ground turkey? Do that to make this delicious and easy recipe, or simply finely chop your leftover turkey.

Kentucky hot brown dip

Kentucky Hot Brown dip on a charcuterie board.

This Kentucky hot brown dip is inspired by the classic Kentucky Hot Brown dish that is popular here in Kentucky. It’s perfect for a lazy post-Thanksgiving day of sweatpants and movies with the family. Turn it into a fun charcuterie board full of delicious snacks to graze on.

Turkey, cranberry, and Brie breakfast sandwich

Turkey cranberry and brie breakfast sandwich using Thanksgiving leftovers.

This turkey, cranberry, and Brie breakfast sandwich is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey along with Brie and cranberry sauce too. You could also make this delicious breakfast using English muffins or serve it on top of homemade biscuits.

15 bean and turkey soup

a green soup bowl with turkey, bean, and vegetable soup using Thanksgiving leftovers.

This 15 bean and turkey soup is made in the slow cooker. It’s hearty, warm, comfort food that’s perfect for curling up on the couch in front of the fire after a busy holiday entertaining.

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