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!

New-Fashioned Hot Turkey and Gravy Sandwiches

Elevate the classic open faced turkey and gravy sandwich by grilling up large tenderloins.

From Better Homes and Gardens

New-Fashioned Hot Turkey and Gravy Sandwiches

Lotsa-Leftover Turkey and Dumplings

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

From Parents

Lotsa-Leftover Turkey and Dumplings

Turkey-Cherry Rice Salad

From Family Circle

Turkey-Cherry Rice Salad

Turkey Monte Cristos

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.

From Family Circle

Turkey Monte Cristos

Turkey Portobella Bake

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

From Family Circle

Turkey Portobella Bake

Romaine with Turkey & Dried Cranberries

From Family Circle

Romaine with Turkey & Dried Cranberries

Creamy Potato Lasagna

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.

From Family Circle

Creamy Potato Lasagna

Turkey Fried Rice

From Family Circle

Turkey Fried Rice

Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Turkey and Cranberry Roasted Squash Soup

This low-fat harvest-flavored soup is the perfect use for Thanksgiving leftovers!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey and Cranberry Roasted Squash Soup

Turkey Tortilla Stew

Top each bowl of this Mexican slow cooker stew with a scoop of your favorite salsa and a handful of baked tortilla strips.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey Tortilla Stew

No-Fuss Calzones

From Better Homes and Gardens

No-Fuss Calzones

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

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

Open-face Turkey Mornay

From Family Circle

Open-face Turkey Mornay

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

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