Thanksgiving is just four days away — do you have your menu planned out? If you’re looking for any last-minute additions I’ve got you covered. Check out all of the delicious recipes to add to your Thanksgiving table (plus a fun, printable menu to share!)
This year, I’m stepping up your Thanksgiving game with over 30 amazingly easy recipes that use leftover turkey. I’m all about post-holiday turkey sandwiches, but the whole family is going LOVE these creative new ideas for turkey leftovers. You’ll find cozy soups & chilis, some of my famous enchiladas, and plenty of delicious slow cooker recipes that use turkey leftovers.
How long is leftover turkey good for?
Once you take your leftover turkey home be sure to cook up these new recipes within 3-5 days so that the turkey is still good. I like to take the day after Thanksgiving to make a yummy soup or batch of enchiladas. The easiest meal prep for the rest of your week!
I hope you guys love all of these delicious ways to use leftover turkey. If you make any of these after Thanksgiving be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it. Enjoy, xoxo!
Leftover Turkey Recipes
Healthy White Chicken Chili: add the 2-3 cups shredded turkey to the soup 10 minutes before serving!
Skinny Refried Bean & Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce: use 2-3 cups shredded leftover turkey in place of the chicken. Delish!
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (whole 30, dairy free): stir in 2-3 cups shredded leftover turkey instead of chicken.
15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad: shred your turkey, then use it in this amazing recipe that’s packed with unique flavor and perfect for stuffing into a sandwich, wrap or lettuce cups.
Nourishing Asian Chicken Soup: feel free to get rid of the chicken and use up your 2-3 cups of shredded turkey leftovers instead in this glorious soup packed with fresh herbs and veggies.
One Pot Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potato & Couscous: the best way to use up your thanksgiving turkey leftovers is with this flavorful stew. Just stir in 3 cups shredded turkey when you add the dried cherries and pistachios.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup: simply the best and so easy. Since you don’t need to cook the turkey, you can simply add it in right before serving! Or even make this on the stovetop.
Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Bake: if you’re looking for a healthy recipe to use up those turkey leftovers, try this amazing low carb zucchini bake with layers of turkey instead of chicken!
Slow Cooker Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Chicken Chili: delish and packing in the protein. Skip the chicken and stir in 3 cups shredded turkey once it’s done cooking in the slow cooker!
Golden Coconut Chicken Lentil Soup: one of my favorite cozy winter soups to make. Just use leftover shredded turkey instead of chicken. YUM.
Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce: flavorful, interesting and SO DANG GOOD. You know the drill: just use shredded turkey for chicken!
Cheesy BBQ Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats: cheesy, easy, delicious!
4 Healthy Meal Prep Salads; in case you’re looking for some yummy salads to pack for the week with all that leftover turkey sitting in your fridge.
Paleo Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup: if you need a lightened up soup full of veggies, protein and fresh flavors, try making this soup with your leftover turkey and sweet potato noodles.
The Best Chicken Soup You’ll Ever Eat: truly the best soup EVER! I made it with leftover turkey earlier this year after Friendsgiving and I’ll probably do it again soon!
Crunchy Rainbow Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps: throw your turkey in a wrap with veggies and a delicious peanut sauce!
Whole Wheat Honey-Jalapeño Cornbread Chicken Tamale Pie: what else is there to say but DAMN that looks good!
Butternut Squash Green Chile Chicken Soup: an easy soup inspired by my Grandmother. You’ll love this one.
Healthy Pumpkin Seed & Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches: shred up the turkey and make an easy pesto, then throw it on a sandwich or wrap!
Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie: is turkey pot pie a thing? It is now.
Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese: if you’re in need of a little green, try this salad out. So good!
Golden Turmeric Chickpea Chicken Soup: glorious and always an AK reader favorite!
30-Minute Leftover Sweet Potato & Turkey Enchilada Skillet: take both your leftover sweet potatoes and turkey and call it a day in this easy skillet dinner.
Better Than Chipotle DIY Chicken Burrito Bowls: turkey burrito bowls that are easy and perfect. Just mix turkey with salsa and warm it up in the microwave or over the stovetop. Then assemble bowls!
Let me know which leftover turkey recipes you’re looking forward to making!