These 15 Leftover Turkey Recipes are perfect using up leftover turkey, from sliders to cozy casserole dishes, and everything in between.

15 Leftover Turkey Recipes

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s also a season to not let food go to waste, but to leftovers (or to give away). What recipe will you be making this weekend with leftover turkey? 

15 Leftover Turkey Recipes

It’s no surprise that after a big holiday dinner we all end up with a lot of turkey leftovers. So think outside of the box how we can use up every dish, and not have to eat turkey and mashed potatoes all week long. HA!

Today we are sharing over 15 of our best and most popular leftover turkey recipes including soups, pasta, rice, sandwiches, and more!

9x13 pan of pasta bake with turkey

Why I love these recipes

  • No Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste.
  • They are still comfort dishes (like casseroles) that are perfect for the holiday weekend.
  • Enjoy for lunches and dinners!

Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

Classic Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe is a turkey casserole with leftover turkey, pasta, peas, cheese, white sauce, and panko bread crumbs.

Cranberry Pear Turkey Crescent Braid garnished with oranges and a pear

Cranberry Pear Turkey Crescent Braid

Use leftover turkey and cranberry sauce for this easy Cranberry Pear Turkey Crescent Braid recipe. Optional to add in brie and stuffing, too! You can replace the pears with thin apple slices (or just omit the fruit).

9x13 pan Turkey Cheddar Apple Sliders

Turkey Cheddar Apple Sliders

Turkey Cheddar Apple Sliders are a delicious snack, lunch, dinner, or potluck dish to bring to a game day or holiday party! 

turkey potpie

Turkey Potpie with Butternut

This Turkey Potpie with Butternut & Pearl Onions is a comfort one-pot meal with a delicious crust, easy to make with leftover turkey and vegetables.

bowl of easy turkey soup

Turkey Rice Soup

Enjoy this easy comfort recipe of Homemade Turkey Rice Soup using a leftover turkey carcass, with veggies and brown rice!

Turkey Pesto Onion Cheese Poppyseed Sliders Recipe

Turkey Pesto Onion Cheese Poppyseed Sliders

Your guests will rave over this Turkey Pesto Onion Cheese Poppyseed Sliders Recipe. Not only are they gooey, sweet, and savory, you can’t stop at just one. Be ready for everyone to be asking for the recipe, and to be coming back for seconds. They are that good!

Creamy Calabrian Chili Turkey Pasta Bake with olives

Turkey Pasta Bake

Serve a cozy 9×13 pan of Creamy Calabrian Chili Turkey Pasta Bake, a hearty Italian recipe made with green olives; cozy and comforting.

woman holding a round Summer Lunch Turkey Sandwich Board

Turkey Sandwich Board

Enjoy the most delicious, fresh Turkey Sandwich Board to make turkey and salami sandwiches on soft buttery dinner rolls.

leftover turkey sandwich kebabs

Turkey Sandwich Kebabs

Use chunks of leftover turkey for these Turkey Sandwich Kebabs (without bread), made with your favorite bites. 

Turkey Tetrazzini Dinner Board

Turn a classic spaghetti casserole into a Turkey Tetrazzini Dinner Board. An easy, turkey recipe with precooked turkey–a family favorite!

More leftover turkey recipes to try:

Turkey Enchiladas from Gimme Some Oven

Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup from Recipe Girl

Light Turkey (or Chicken) & Corn Chowder Recipe from Cookin’ Canuck

Turkey and White Cheddar with Caramelized Onion & Grape Grilled Cheese from Foodie Crush

Turkey Salad Recipe from Add a Pinch

Best Leftover Turkey Recipes

These are some of our favorite leftover recipes to try. Which one will you try this weekend? ENJOY!

This post is updated from November 2014.

15 Leftover Thanksgiving Recipes