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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Whatachagot Soup
Whatchagot Soup

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

Pesto Pasta Toss

    This veggie-filled pasta is topped with a savory tomato-pesto sauce and whips up with just six ingredients.

Herbed Turkey and 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.

Catchall Casserole

    With lots of veggies and herbs, a cornbread topper, and rich and creamy sauce, this turkey casserole is hard to resist.

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.

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 jarred salsa, they take just 25 minutes to make.

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.

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.

New World Chili

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

Cranberry-Turkey Spinach Salad

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

Nacho Turkey Casserole

    If you like nachos with all the trimmings, you'll love this dish. With just seven ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time, this make-ahead supper is also convenient.

Smoked Turkey Panini

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

Creamy Turkey-Vegetable Soup

    The broth of this creamy soup is rich and cheesy -- and a snap to make with bottled Alfredo sauce from your refrigerator.

Turkey Frame Soup

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

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.

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.

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.

Corn Chowder

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

Turkey Spinach Toss

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

Cobb Salad Hoagies

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

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