Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

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!

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Speedy Turkey Tetrazzini

From Ladies' Home Journal

Mix leftover turkey with peas, mushrooms, and a creamy cheese sauce to make this main-dish casserole.

Speedy Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey and Sweet Potato Chowder

From Diabetic Living

Mashing the potatoes in this turkey and vegetable soup thickens it without adding carbs. Fat-free milk ensures low fat and low calories for this diabetic main dish.

Turkey and Sweet Potato Chowder

Turkey Enchiladas

From Ladies' Home Journal

With black beans, cheese, salsa, and sour cream, this healthy turkey casserole is like a baked taco, so kids are sure to love it.

Turkey Enchiladas

Potato-Salmon Croquettes

From Parents

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.

Potato-Salmon Croquettes

Turkey Frame Soup

From Better Homes and Gardens

A leftover meaty turkey frame provides the base for this delicious noodle soup recipe.

Turkey Frame Soup

Nacho Turkey Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Like nachos with all the fixings? Make this quick casserole recipe of the best Southwestern flavors.

Nacho Turkey Casserole

Tomato and Turkey Soup

From Fitness

Need a 20-minute dinner? Make this five-ingredient turkey soup. It has under 200 calories per serving.

Tomato and Turkey Soup

Turkey-Cranberry Burgers

From Heart-Healthy Living

The shredded carrot and green onion help keep these lean burgers moist and juicy. Try this sandwich for a fall dinner, when everyone is craving cranberries.

Turkey-Cranberry Burgers

"Healthified" Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole

From Betty Crocker

82% less sat fat, 75% less fat, 43% fewer calories than the original recipe. No one will complain about turkey leftovers in an easy-to-make homemade casserole.

"Healthified" Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole

Turkey Piccata Pasta

From Ladies' Home Journal

Give leftover turkey new life by mixing it into this fresh pasta dish, which is flavored with capers, Parmesan cheese, and flat leaf parsley.

Turkey Piccata Pasta

Quick-To-Fix Turkey and Rice Soup

From Better Homes and Gardens

Use leftover turkey and frozen mixed vegetables to prepare this hearty soup in less than 30 minutes.

Quick-To-Fix Turkey and Rice Soup

Turkey-Vegetable Bake

From Diabetic Living

Need to use up leftover turkey from the holidays? Make this low-fat casserole. It's made with brown rice and lots of vegetables.

Turkey-Vegetable Bake

Turkey-Vegetable Soup

From 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-Vegetable Soup

Mexican-Style Turkey Soup

From Diabetic Living

Red sweet pepper, winter squash, and cilantro brighten this spicy soup, making this one-dish meal the perfect family dinner. Accompany with a fresh fruit salad and warm crusty bread.

Mexican-Style Turkey Soup

Spinach, Turkey, and Wild Rice Soup

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cubes of leftover chicken or turkey get a second chance in this delicious slow cooked soup recipe.

Spinach, Turkey, and Wild Rice Soup

Sweet Potato-Turkey Hash

From EatingWell

Hash is a flexible and easy way to transform leftover cooked meat into a distinctively different dish. This version brings together healthy sweet potatoes, apples and onions along with lean turkey or chicken.

Sweet Potato-Turkey Hash

Herbed Turkey and Waffles

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Herbed Turkey and Waffles

Mashed-Potato Spring Rolls

From Food & Wine

David Chang took F&W's Thanksgiving challenge by improvising a Momofuku-style feast from basic leftovers, including turning mashed potatoes and green beans into this crispy canape, a salute to the 1950s.

Mashed-Potato Spring Rolls

Gabriele Stabile
Roasted Potato and Turkey Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

This satisfying main-dish salad features roasted potatoes, leftover turkey, and bacon--all tossed with a mustard-garlic dressing.

Roasted Potato and Turkey Salad

Turkey Pot Pie

From Ladies' Home Journal

Use up all of your holiday dinner leftovers to make these little dinner casseroles.

Turkey Pot Pie

Taco-Turkey Sandwiches

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Taco-Turkey Sandwiches

Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

From Diabetic Living

We made this savory pie recipe lower in fat and calories by stir-frying the vegetables using nonstick spray coating instead of butter or oil.

Chicken Pot Pie

Turkey Portobella Bake

From Family Circle

Chunks of meaty portobella mushrooms lend a robust, earthy taste to this creamy chicken and pasta casserole recipe.

Turkey Portobella Bake

Turkey and Vegetable Soup

From Better Homes and Gardens

You need only six ingredients and 20 minutes to prepare this hearty soup. If you like, substitute ground beef for the turkey.

Turkey and Vegetable Soup

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