Leftover Turkey Recipes

Looking for new ways to use up your leftover turkey? These recipes with turkey are perfect for postholiday meals. Remember, any recipe calling for cooked chicken can also use leftover turkey.


Sesame-Ginger Turkey Wraps: Each of these tortilla-wrapped sammies is full of bold Asian flavors for a unique way to use up your leftover turkey. Top each turkey-filled wrap with broccoli cole slaw for an unexpected crunch in every bite.

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Turkey Shepherd's Pie: Not only is this a delicous and simple leftover turkey recipe, but you can add in other Thanksgiving leftovers, too! Mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and gravy make up this delicious sheperd's pie -- simply swap the ingredients from our recipe with turkey, potatoes, and other dishes borrowed from your Thanksgiving menu.

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Sloppy Turkey and Veggie Sandwiches: Shred your leftover turkey to make these sloppy sandwiches that adults and kids won't be able to get enough of. A creamy goat cheese-yogurt sauce mixed with garlic and herbs adds flavor to every bite.

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Turkey-Bacon Salad: One of our simplest leftover turkey recipes requires just a few ingredients, plus a homemade mustard-dill dressing. Bacon, turkey, and snap peas top romaine lettuce in this hearty (and low-cal) salad recipe.


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24-Hour Chicken Fiesta Salad: Layers of greens, turkey, tomatoes, jicama, cheese, and beans topped with tortilla chips and served with a chili dressing make a texturally interesting Mexican-inspired salad -- and a lovely presentation when put in a large glass bowl to show it off. Chilling the salad for up to 24 hours allows the flavors to blend. Layer the ingredients one evening and have a ready-to-serve meal the next. For less heat, use shredded Monterey Jack cheese without the jalapeno.

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Curried Chicken Salad with Jicama: Use a purchased deli-roasted chicken or the poultry from last night's dinner as the basis for a chilled salad. Crunchy jicama and celery add a little snap to complement the juicy grapes. If desired, heat up the proceedings by stirring a minced red serrano chili pepper into the salad mixture before chilling.

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Lime-Ginger Chicken Salad: Ginger and lime add a twist to this refreshing salad. A yogurt-based dressing serves as a healthier alternative to mayonnaise in this tangy and quick-to-prepare dish.

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Roasted Potato and Turkey Salad: A mustard-garlic dressing tops this potato and turkey salad. Use it for an easy way to try your leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

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Turkey and Fruit Pasta Salad: Savor this refreshing honey-dressed salad in the summertime when nectarines are at their peak.

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Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole Rice appears twice -- as long grain and a vermicelli mix -- in this crowd pleaser. The supportive cast of ingredients, including chili peppers, chili powder, and cumin, contribute to the Tex-Mex flavor.

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Chicken Pad Thai: This is Thailand's most famous noodle dish. Whether they're called bahn pho (in Vietnamese) or sen-mee (in Thai), rice stick noodles are still rice stick noodles. Don't soak the noodles too long or they'll break when cooked.

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Artichoke-Turkey Casserole: This warm and cozy casserole features rice, artichokes, mozzarella cheese, and turkey tossed in a delicious sauce.

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Turkey and Chili Pepper Stir-Fry: Peppers add a bit of heat to this turkey and bok choy dish. Anaheim peppers are larger in size and milder in flavor than jalapeno peppers.

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Turkey and Pasta with Peanut Sauce: For this Thai-style dish, there's no stir-frying to do or complicated sauces to compose. Just heat, mix, and serve.

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Tortilla Turkey Stacks: Stack up a great dinner. Start with a crisp brown tortilla base and top with layers of refried beans, zesty chicken-salsa mixture, lettuce, tomato, and Monterey Jack cheese.

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Sweet Pepper, Corn, and Turkey Pizza: Colorful vegetables, cheese, turkey, and a creamy Parmesan white pizza sauce top this golden cornmeal crust.

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Turkey Manicotti with Chive Cream Sauce: A simple cream cheese sauce makes these pasta shells filled with turkey and broccoli elegant enough for company.

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Picadillo Poultry Pizzettas
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Salsa subs for pizza sauce in this Tex-Mex-seasoned pizza that's loaded with cooked chicken, green olives, almonds, and raisins. The sweet dried fruit, spicy salsa, and salty olives make this an out-of-the-ordinary pizza-style appetizer.

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Chili Turkey Appeteasers
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Thai garlic-chili sauce is what makes this great 4-ingredient appetizer so special. It adds a great hot and sweet note to the dish.

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Chicken-Filled Crepe Purse: Flat crepes take on an added dimension when turned into small, chicken-filled packets called "purses."

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Turkey and Chutney Spread: Spread this spunky mixture of turkey, chutney, and fresh ginger on lavosh or flatbread, and pretend you're dining at a Scandinavian smorgasbord.

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Turkey-Mushroom Baked Potatoes: Turkey, mushroom sauce, and Gruyere cheese make up this creamy mixture served over baked potatoes.

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Cobb Salad Hoagies: A Cobb salad is a classic for a reason: fabulous flavor. Put its creamy avocado, crisp bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese, lettuce, hard-cooked eggs, and chicken on a roll and have it to go.

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Quick Turkey Sandwich: This healthy sandwich has flavorful surprises in the form of a yogurt-horseradish-mustard spread, sweet yellow peppers, and pea pods.

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Turkey and Chutney Sandwiches: Chutney, an East Indian relish often made of mangoes, tamarinds, raisins, and spices, is traditionally served alongside curries or meats.

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Italian Turkey Sandwiches: Dried tomatoes and herbs create a flavorful topper for this turkey sandwich.

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Parmesan-Turkey Sandwiches: Keep the ingredients on hand for this hearty sandwich, and you'll be prepared for the next time you need a casual dinner in a hurry.

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Gobbler Sandwich: Roma tomatoes, romaine lettuce, and shredded cheddar crown this comfort-food turkey sandwich made with Italian flatbread.

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Hot Turkey Sub Sandwiches: Pair these hefty sandwiches with bowls of tomato soup.

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Smoked Turkey Muffuletta: Work voodoo magic on a N'awlins favorite -- a meaty two-fisted sandwich piled high with everything but fat.

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