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Delicious Recipes to Use Leftover Turkey

Delicious, easy recipes to use leftover turkey! From slow cooker recipes to soups and even enchiladas, these healthy leftover turkey recipes are the perfect way to jazz up your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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 in a bowl topped with tortilla strips and avocado slices

Healthy White Chicken Chili: add the 2-3 cups shredded turkey to the soup 10 minutes before serving!

Skinny Refried Bean & Chicken Enchiladas in a pan

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 in two bowls with crackers on the site

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (whole 30, dairy free): stir in 2-3 cups shredded leftover turkey instead of chicken.

healthy greek yogurt chicken salad in lettuce cups on a platter

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.

two bowls of asian chicken soup with chopsticks

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 in a bowl

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 soup in a bowl with tortilla strips, avocado, cilantro, cheese and sour cream

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 in a square pan

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 pumpkin chicken chili in a bowl

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!

chicken lentil soup in a bowl with a wooden spoon

Golden Coconut Chicken Lentil Soup: one of my favorite cozy winter soups to make. Just use leftover shredded turkey instead of chicken. YUM.

chicken pumpkin enchiladas on a plate topped with avocado

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!

bbq chicken stuffed zucchini boats in a baking pan

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats: cheesy, easy, delicious!

four healthy meal prep salads in mason jars

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.

Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup in two bowls

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 in a bowl with a spoon

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 wrap on a plate

Crunchy Rainbow Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps: throw your turkey in a wrap with veggies and a delicious peanut sauce!

chicken tamale pie topped with cornbread in a skillet

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 in a bowl

Butternut Squash Green Chile Chicken Soup: an easy soup inspired by my Grandmother. You’ll love this one.

Avocado pesto chicken salad sandwich

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!

healthy chicken pot pie in a skillet with a spoon

Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie: is turkey pot pie a thing? It is now.

kale waldorf salad in a bowl

Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese: if you’re in need of a little green, try this salad out. So good!

Turmeric Chicken Soup in a bowl

Golden Turmeric Chickpea Chicken Soup: glorious and always an AK reader favorite!

leftover turkey enchilada skillet

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.

chicken burrito bowls next to a bowl of corn and black beans

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!

butternut squash green chile chicken soup in a bowl

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