5 Recipes To Use Leftover Turkey From Thanksgiving

by Tonya Staab

We all know there will be leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Here are five recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to use it up.

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. It would be so much better with thick-sliced roast turkey though.

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. You can grind your roast turkey in the food processor to make this delicious dish, or just finely chop your 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’s popular here. It’s perfect for a lazy post-Thanksgiving day of sweatpants and movies with the family. The whole family will love grazing on this charcuterie board.

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 those Thanksgiving leftovers.

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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