Thanksgiving Leftovers

Nibbling on leftovers is one of the best parts of Thanksgiving, and our recipes give you lots of great leftover ideas. Use the rest of the bird in Turkey Tortilla Soup, Cran-Turkey Enchiladas, or one of our other turkey recipes. Warm up a leftover side dish, and presto -- you've got day-after-Thanksgiving lunch!

Lotsa-Leftover Turkey and Dumplings


Whip up this 20-minute dinner the day after a big feast to use up leftover turkey and vegetables.

Herbed Turkey and Waffles

Better Homes and Gardens

Looking for something new for breakfast? Try this yummy combination of cornmeal, parsley, sage, thyme, turkey, and waffles.

Total: 35 mins

Taco-Turkey Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

You make a spicy spread for these turkey sandwiches, which are heated in the oven.

Open-face Turkey Mornay

Family Circle

Turkey Jack Sandwich with Red Grape Salad


Grapes, almonds, and fresh mint make a quick side salad for the turkey and cheese sandwich in this lunch recipe.

Artichoke-Turkey Casserole

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's a low-fat dinner suggestion that combines turkey and artichokes into one delicious casserole. Use the make-ahead directions when you need a warm meal on a busy night.

Turkey-Vegetable Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Pistou, a blend of basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil, is the French counterpart of Italian pesto. It adds a burst of fresh flavor to this soup, which makes use of leftover turkey.

Turkey Meatball Grinders

Diabetic Living

Using lean ground turkey in place of beef and whole wheat hot dog buns instead of more carb-heavy hoagie rolls keeps these meatball subs diet-friendly.

Grilled Turkey Sandwich


For a lighter and fresher take on a burger and fries, serve a fruity turkey sandwich with baked potato sticks.

Herb-Butter-Roasted Turkey

Better Homes and Gardens

Make the simple herb-flavored butter to spread under the turkey skin. During roasting, the spread adds flavor and moistness to the poultry meat.

Turkey-and-Rice Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Use leftover Thanksgiving turkey and frozen vegetables to make this quick-to-the-table main dish soup.

Total: 25 mins

Creamy Potato Lasagna

Family Circle

This turkey casserole recipe is a fun take on lasagna. Layers of Alfredo sauce, potatoes, and a mixture of broccoli, smoked turkey, and Swiss cheese are baked until hot and bubbly.

Turkey Monte Cristos

Family Circle

For this 30-minute meal, fry the sandwiches on the stovetop while potatoes and onions roast in the oven. The potato side-dish is delicious with the turkey and cheese sandwiches.

No-Fuss Calzones

Better Homes and Gardens

Gobbler Sandwich

Midwest Living

Roma tomatoes, romaine lettuce, and shredded cheddar cheese crown this 10-minute turkey sandwich. It's made with Italian flatbread.

Total: 10 mins

Potato-Salmon Croquettes


Turkey doesn't need to be the only protein on your post-Thanksgiving menu. Turn leftover mashed taters into a satisfying meal on the cheap with the help of canned salmon.

Grilled Cheese With Turkey & Tomato


Turkey adds lean protein to grilled cheese in this recipe. Pea pods and dip provide a crunchy side dish.

Thanksgiving Leftovers  Recipes: Take your pick!
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