5 Turkey Leftover Ideas That You Can Make At Home

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we’re left to think about what we’re going to do about all those leftovers, because, let’s be honest, we all cook way too much food for this holiday. But, fear not, my food-loving friends, because we’ve made a list of creative things you can do with your leftovers.

Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Turkey pot pie soup is a creamy soup featuring leftover turkey, corn, celery, onion, mushrooms, and peas. Add a garlicky cauliflower puree and you’ll have a soup like no other.

 Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Turkey shepherd’s pie

Turkey shepherd’s pie
Courtesy: eatingwell

Got leftover mashed potatoes? We have you covered. Take your leftover turkey and shepherd’s pie and add crushed tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and hot sauce over your mashed potatoes and shredded mozzarella and Parmesan. Place it in the oven, and you’ll soon have a delicious, spicy shepherd’s pie that will melt in your mouth.

  Turkey Taquitos

Turkey taquitos
Courtesy: creolecontessa

Add a little spice to your Thanksgiving leftovers with these taquitos. It’s simple, just add in cream cheese and blue cheese to your turkey stuffing, serve it with deep-fried tortilla rolls with a spicy dipping sauce.
If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can bake the taquitos in the oven until they’re crisp and golden and serve them with the spicy dipping sauce.

Turkey Tacos

If you want to make tacos, make them carnitas-style (carnitas means “little meats”). Simmer the turkey with oranges, bay leaves, and oranges, shred the meat and cook it until brown in a skillet. Serve them in tortillas and, if you’d like, you can add red onion, lime wedges, and pico de gallo.
If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can bake the taquitos in the oven until they’re crisp and golden and serve them with the spicy dipping sauce.

Turkey Casserole

Turkey casserole

Courtesy: Kalynskitchen

 

Wondering what else to do with all your leftover turkey? Turn it into a delicious casserole! This recipe has a filling made up of shredded turkey, water chestnuts, mayonnaise, celery, and pimentos mixed with cream of chicken soup! It already sounds amazing, and you can add crushed potatoes chips on top, for some crunchy goodness

Turkey and Chili Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Black Beans Turkey Chilli Courtesy: inquiaringchef

Sweet Potato Black Beans Turkey Chilli
Courtesy: inquiring chef

 

 

Think black beans, spices, onions, and turkey. This is a fast recipe that is made in about 30 minutes. Let the chili simmer and then add it to the sweet potatoes. Add a little cheese on top and voila! You have the perfect Turkey and Chili Sweet Potatoes.
These are just a few of the quick little recipes you can do to add a little zest in your Thanksgiving leftovers

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