8 amazing leftover turkey recipes

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Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in America. After Thanksgiving, you will always have leftover turkey to eat. This is because of the abundance of food at the dinner table. After Thanksgiving, many families make a lot of side dishes and desserts as well. Most of the time, the main dish is just too much. So, you will end up with plenty of leftovers.

If you want to make something out of the leftovers, you may want to try making a new meal. You can use leftover turkey to make something different than you would have otherwise. Just like you can show your singing talent on Spotify. Use Spotify Strom to build you career on the Spotify platform. Now let’s talk about 8 amazing leftover turkey recipes
Turkey Day is almost here my friends!  I hope you are planning a fantastic line up of Thanksgiving foods that will be taking their spots on your dinner table.

I’m all about enjoying balance on Thanksgiving.  To start the day, I’ll do an at-home boot camp workout (similar to the ones I’m writing up for my 6 week online boot camp starting January 4th – email me if you want details!) in the morning, and then at dinner I’ll focus on the turkey, homemade mushroom gravy, roasted sweet potatoes, and broccoli (I never was a big fan of stuffing).  At dessert time though, I’ve got a big ‘ole piece of apple pie with my name on it.

One of the things I think about every year is what to do with all of that leftover turkey!  I’m only cooking for myself, my husband, and our 8 month old baby – so I can guarantee there will be tons of leftovers.  I know that I can freeze some of it, but I personally tend to forget about it in the freezer.

This year, I decided to scour the internet to find some awesome ways to use that leftover turkey in different recipes for the days following Thanksgiving.  Hopefully this will get you thinking outside the sandwich box!

8 awesome leftover turkey recipes

Slow Cooker Turkey Potato Chowder from Baked by Rachel

A warm bowl of chowder sounds so delicious on a cold night.  This recipe uses a mixture of broth and heavy cream to achieve that yummy creamy chowder base.  If you wanted to try lightening it up at all, you could experiment with using milk, pureed cauliflower, or pureed white beans to achieve the thickness with fewer calories. Turkey Potato Chowder

Turkey Butternut Squash Casserole by Wine and Glue

I love this recipe because it sounds so easy (and it’s cheesy).  I haven’t made this yet but when I do, I’ll probably use whole wheat pasta to boost the fiber and mineral content. You could also do this recipe with spaghetti squash if you wanted a lower carb option. Turkey Butternut Squash Casserole

Turkey Club Quiche from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

All the flavors of a turkey club sandwich in a quiche?  Yes please!  This is a great way to use up some of that turkey at breakfast. Turkey Club Quiche

Turkey Yellow Curry from Stupid Easy Paleo

When I posted my curry coconut butternut squash soup the other day, I mentioned that I love curry but don’t cook with it that often.  This recipe gives me another option for curry-tastic deliciousness!  I’m not paleo, so I’ll serve this over some brown rice. Turkey Yellow Curry

Turkey Gumbo from Steamy Kitchen

This is on my list to make the day after Thanksgiving this year.  I love that it’s a lightened up version of gumbo that uses leftover turkey.  {Side note – I love okra in gumbo but have had on and off experiences with it turning my dishes slimy.  Does anyone know of a secret to address this?} Leftover Turkey Gumbo

Southwest Turkey Soup from The Happy Health Freak

This soup recipe is a little creamy, a little spicy, a little smoky – and a lotta yummy.  It’s also gluten free and dairy free, so it’s great if you have those dietary limitations. Southwest Turkey Soup

Turkey Pumpkin Cranberry Chipotle Enchiladas from Suzlyfe

As soon as I can eat cheese again, these are going to be made asap.  All the flavors of thanksgiving – turkey, pumpkin, and cranberry – are present in this recipe which gets jazzed up with different kinds of salsa and some cranberry chipotle cheddar. Turkey Pumpkin Cranberry Chipotle Enchiladas

Turkey Sweet Potato Soup from MCM Mama Runs

Only 8 total ingredients AND it’s made in the slow cooker.  After all that cooking on Thanksgiving, this kind of recipe sounds perfect to me!

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