Popular 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!

Turkey Meatball Grinders

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.

From Diabetic Living

Turkey Meatball Grinders

Sweet Potato-Turkey Hash

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.

From EatingWell

Sweet Potato-Turkey Hash

Savory French Toast Sandwiches With Turkey and Swiss

From Fitness

Savory French Toast Sandwiches With Turkey and Swiss

Romaine with Turkey & Dried Cranberries

From Family Circle

Romaine with Turkey & Dried Cranberries

Artichoke-Turkey Casserole

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Artichoke-Turkey Casserole

Taco-Turkey Sandwiches

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Taco-Turkey Sandwiches

Nacho Turkey Casserole

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Nacho Turkey Casserole

Quick-To-Fix Turkey and Rice Soup

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Quick-To-Fix Turkey and Rice Soup

Roasted Potato and Turkey Salad

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Potato and Turkey Salad

Mix-and-Match Pot Pie

From Midwest Living

Mix-and-Match Pot Pie

Turkey-Cherry Rice Salad

From Family Circle

Turkey-Cherry Rice Salad

Open-face Turkey Mornay

From Family Circle

Open-face Turkey Mornay

Turkey Fried Rice

From Family Circle

Turkey Fried Rice

Turkey Frame Soup

From Diabetic Living

Turkey Frame Soup

Turkey and Bean Soup

From Diabetic Living

Turkey and Bean Soup

Yucatan-Style Turkey and Vegetable Soup

Queso fresco is a mild Mexican cheese with a crumbly texture similar to that of feta or farmer's cheese. Look for it at Hispanic food markets or larger grocery stores.

From Diabetic Living

Yucatan-Style Turkey and Vegetable Soup

Turkey Reuben

To make this favorite sandwich healthier, this recipe uses turkey, reduced-calorie dressing, and lightly dressed coleslaw. It makes a great lunch or dinner.

From Diabetic Living

Turkey Reuben

Turkey-Vegetable Bake

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

From Diabetic Living

Turkey-Vegetable Bake

Mexican-Style Turkey Soup

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.

From Diabetic Living

Mexican-Style Turkey Soup

Chicken Pot Pie

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.

From Diabetic Living

Chicken Pot Pie

Turkey and Sweet Potato Chowder

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.

From Diabetic Living

Turkey and Sweet Potato Chowder

Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms

These easy and delicious stuffing-stuffed mushrooms make for a crow-pleasing appetizer, perfect gourmet party fare, or an extra-special snack.

From Parents

Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms

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.

From Parents

Potato-Salmon Croquettes

Green Bean and Blood-Orange Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

Brighten up day-old green beans with a zesty citrus dressing. The addition of rich blood-oranges and pomegranate seeds make this salad a celebration of flavor.

From Parents

Green Bean and Blood-Orange Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

Don't stress over a surplus of sauce. The tart fruit is the perfect topping ... er, bottom ... to these delicious cranberry-packed upside-down cakes.

From Parents

Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

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