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.
Catchall Casserole Catchall Casserole

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

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Bake: 25 mins 350°F
Turkey-Vegetable Soup 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.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Turkey Reuben Loaf 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 30 mins
Bake: 12 mins 400°F
Turkey-Vegetable Casserole 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 25 mins
Nacho Turkey Casserole 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 25 mins
Smoked Turkey Panini Smoked Turkey Panini

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

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 20 mins
Turkey-Bacon Salad 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Microwave: 4 mins
Start to Finish: 18 mins
Artichoke-Turkey Casserole 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.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Bake: 40 mins 350°F
Stand: 10 mins
Turkey-Avocado Wraps Turkey-Avocado Wraps

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

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish: 25 mins
New World Chili New World Chili

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

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 10 hrs on low; 5 hours on high
Turkey-Spinach Toss Turkey-Spinach Toss

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

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 20 mins
Turkey-Tortilla Soup 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 20 mins
Chef's Salad 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 30 mins
Turkey-Paella Salad 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.

Makes: 6 servings
Yield: 6 (1-1/2 cup) servings
Prep: 40 mins
Chill: 2 hrs
Whatchagot Soup 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 30 mins
Anytime Tacos 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 25 mins
Cran-Turkey Enchiladas 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.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Bake: 50 mins 350°F
Cranberry-Turkey Spinach Salad 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.

Makes: 8 servings
Yield: 8 (2-cup) main-dish servings
Herbed Turkey & Waffles 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.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish: 35 mins
Turkey Frame Soup 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.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hr 45 mins
Corn Chowder 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 20 mins
Cobb Salad Hoagies Cobb Salad Hoagies

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

Makes: 4 servings
Yield: 4 sandwiches
Start to Finish: 35 mins
The Anything Frittata 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.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 25 mins