Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe Round-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 24, 2009

Here are a few leftovers recipes that I shared in a local news segment last year…

This year, I thought I’d share some Thanksgiving leftovers recipes from friends around the blogosphere!

Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole Thanks Stephanie!

Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Carcass Soup Thanks Ann!

Easy Turkey Pot Pie Thanks Lynn!

Turkey and Tortellini Soup Thanks Jessie!

Slow Cooker Lemon-y Turkey Noodle Soup Thanks Annalisse!

Pampered Chef’s Turkey and Cranberry Wreath Thanks Mandy!

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup, Turkey Tetrazinni, Turkey Tortilla Soup, White Turkey Enchiladas – Just substitute shredded turkey in your favorite shredded chicken meal – Thanks Tiffany!

BBQ Sandwiches – Serve dark meat with BBQ sauce on mini-buns/rolls!  Thanks Laurie!

Turkey, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches Thanks Myra!

PaninisTurkey Apple Salad Melt Panini Thanks Kathy!, or try Turkey on Ciabatta with leftover spinach-artichoke dip and some swiss cheese!

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving leftovers meal?  If so, we’d love to hear!!!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen November 24, 2009 at 7:21 am

I just consolidated all of my leftover recipes into one post:


Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam November 24, 2009 at 7:36 am

Cranberry Almond Pasta salad made with the leftover Turkey….yum, yum. :)


Stephanie November 24, 2009 at 8:00 am

Yay! More great ideas to use up that leftover turkey! Makes me want to cook another 20 lber just so I can try everything out here!


Elen November 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

We always make turkey enchiladas. Corn tortillas, homemade enchilada sauce and cheese. I like onions in mine but the children don’t so I usually make some with and some without.


Mary W November 24, 2009 at 4:36 pm

My favorite is the old standby of Turkey Sandwiches…good bread, lots of mayo, cranberry chutney (or sauce), lettuce (or arugula from garden), lots of pepper.

A great (non-traditional) sweet potato recipe could be adapted for leftover sweet potatoes if originally served pretty plain:

5 lbs sweet potatoes
1 cup coconut milk
1 tbls red curry paste
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbls butter

Cook sweet potatoes and remove from jackets. Mix in other ingredients.


beth@thenaturalmommy November 25, 2009 at 12:44 am

I posted a few of mine a couple years ago:

Sorry that none of my pictures show up. I’ve since started hosting my own pictures. For that very reason.


Alea November 25, 2009 at 12:58 am
Shari November 25, 2009 at 2:25 am

mashed potatoes and turkey in gravy is our families favorite, but we’ll be adding turkey egg rolls on our menu this week.


Amy @ Living Locurto November 25, 2009 at 10:56 am

Great round-up! I love left overs:-)


Shannon November 25, 2009 at 11:57 am

Turkey tacos is our day after tradition. Just chop and shred up the leftover turkey meat to substitute for the ground beef and throw in a packet of taco seasoning for about each pound and cook according to the directions. Serve like regular tacos. Extra mashed potatoes and veggies? We make potato soup and use up any leftover rolls for another dinner. I love taking leftovers and making them into something else. Yum yummy I’m getting excited!


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