Fresh Ideas for Leftover Turkey

Turn Thanksgiving turkey into a second (or even third) supper with delicious meals ranging from hearty casseroles to savory soups.

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    Catchall Casserole

    Leftover turky and veggies get a corn bread topper and a rich and creamy sauce in this irresistible casserole recipe. 

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    Turkey-Vegetable Soup

    Use your leftover turkey in this vegetable-filled soup that is topped with pistou, a mixture of basil, Parmesan cheese, and garlic.

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    Turkey Reuben Loaf

    If you love a good Reuben sandwich, then this turkey and Havarti cheese version is right up your alley. It's a delicious way to use up leftover turkey.

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    Turkey-Vegetable Casserole

    Turkey leftovers get a delicious makeover in this easy casserole that will fill your kitchen with the warm aroma of baked apples and home-style gravy.

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    Nacho Turkey Casserole

    If you like nachos with all the trimmings, you'll love this dish. With just seven ingredients and 20 minutes of prep time, this make-ahead supper is also convenient.

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    Smoked Turkey Panini

    This mile-high turkey sandwich gets a fresh spin with thick slices of country Italian bread and bruschetta topping.

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    Turkey-Bacon Salad

    Toss smoked turkey with bacon, snap peas, and romaine lettuce for a quick and delicious main-course salad. A four-ingredient dressing adds a tangy twist.

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    Artichoke-Turkey Casserole

    Looking for a healthy way to use your leftover turkey? Try our cheesy artichoke casserole that you'd never know is low in fat. You can use canned artichokes if you don't have frozen ones on hand.

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    Turkey-Avocado Wraps

    Turn leftover turkey into a tasty Tex-Mex lunch in our simple tortilla wraps starring creamy avocados and spicy chipotle peppers.

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    New World Chili

    Fresh pumpkin, dried cranberries, jalapeno peppers, and turkey add a pleasing twist to slow-simmering chili.

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    Turkey-Spinach Toss

    Pepper-seasoned turkey breast, deli ham, and juicy oranges top fresh wilted spinach. Cooking juices make a tasty dressing.

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    Turkey-Tortilla Soup

    Turn leftover turkey into a delicious soup. With pantry-ready ingredients, such as zesty salsa, chicken broth, and tortilla chips, this recipe is ready in a flash.

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    Chef's Salad

    We show you how to make the best variation of this classic salad, which tosses together with your favorite dressing and lots of fresh veggies and meats in just 30 minutes.

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    Turkey-Paella Salad

    This make-ahead salad features yellow rice, roasted turkey, prosciutto, dried cranberries, and your favorite veggies. Toss it with tangy bottled vinaigrette for a simple topper.

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    Whatchagot Soup

    This zesty turkey-veggie soup comes together with a variety of pantry staples, including rice, dried herbs, and canned broth -- it couldn't be easier.

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    Anytime Tacos

    Turn the day after Thanksgiving into a fiesta with these easy tacos. With leftover turkey and kitchen staples, such as frozen corn and bottled salsa, the tacos take just 25 minutes to make.

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    Cran-Turkey Enchiladas

    This crowd-pleaser makes the most of leftover turkey and cranberry sauce -- and it's got all of your favorite enchilada fixings, including black beans, salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, and onion.

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    Cranberry-Turkey Spinach Salad

    Roasted turkey, crunchy cucumber, jicama (Mexican potatoes), onion, and jellied cranberry sauce top fresh baby spinach. Toss it with our tangy cranberry vinaigrette for an extra burst of flavor.

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    Herbed Turkey & Waffles

    A creamy sauce featuring Parmesan cheese, roasted turkey, thyme, and sage tops these homemade cornmeal waffles. Cranberry relish makes a tart and delicious topper.

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    Turkey Frame Soup

    Whole wheat pasta, turnips, carrots, parsnips, and beans simmer for a little more than an hour in a zesty tomato broth to create this satisfying soup.

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    Corn Chowder

    Ideal for a crisp night, this rich and creamy chowder whips up from just six ingredients -- and is on the table in just 20 minutes.

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    Cobb Salad Hoagies

    For these fresh sandwiches, toss together a Cobb salad and layer it onto soft hoagie rolls.

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    The Anything Frittata

    Serve a next-day brunch you and your out-of-town guests will love. This turkey-and-veggie frittata takes just 25 minutes to make.

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    Our Top Thanksgiving Turkey Rubs

    From smoky-sweet to hot 'n' spicy, these easy-to-make turkey seasoning rubs are great for adding an instant punch of flavor to your Thanksgiving menu. Our simple mixtures use fresh greens and herbs alongside creative seasonings to provide an easy turkey rub with a twist.
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