Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use up my Thanksgiving leftovers. Some of these original recipes are made with chicken but I substitute my leftover turkey instead. Enjoy!

Open Faced Turkey Sandwich


Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Chutney Panini


Turkey, Havarti, and Avocado Bagel Thin Sandwich


Turkey, Pancetta and Avocado Sandwich


Homemade Chicken Broth – Use turkey carcass instead of chicken


Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup – Use turkey meat instead of chicken


Turkey and Orzo Soup with Spinach


Chicken and Basil Dumplings – Use turkey meat instead of chicken


Chicken Pot Pie - Use Turkey meat instead of chicken


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13 Responses to “Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas”

  1. 1

    Lia — November 29, 2013 @ 3:20 am

    Fabulous and delicious suggestions Pam!!


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    Adri — November 29, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    This is my first visit to your wonderful site! What a fab collection of recipes. I don’t know which leftover recipe I like the best. I think I need more leftovers! Thanks for the inspiration! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.


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    Jovina Coughlin — November 29, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    Lots of wonderful recipes for Tthanksgiving leftovers.


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    Joanne — November 29, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    And to think the.boy already ate all the leftover turkey he took! Have to bookmark these for him for next year.


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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — November 30, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, Pam!

    Great ideas for leftovers! I often make crust-less turkey pot pies with a mashed potato topping.

    Have a great weekend!


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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — November 30, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    I love those leftover ideas!


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    Larry — November 30, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    Great lineup Pam – I’d enjoy them all.


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    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) — November 30, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    I’m liking that turkey brie combo. Thanks for a great lineup of ideas.


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    vanillasugarblog — November 30, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    we didn’t do any turkey this year
    we did beef stew
    and lots of desserts; I’m already detoxing
    but I do have this strange craving for cranberry sauce. HA!


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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — November 30, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    Great recipe round-up Pam! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your family. Have a great week!


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    Joe — December 1, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    Wow, those leftovers look better than an actual Thanksgiving meal. Thanks for sharing those pictures.


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    ela@GrayApron — December 1, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    I’d go for that creamy chicken..haven’t had that for ever. Thanks for all the ideas :) )


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    Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce — December 1, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving over here… all of these sound so tasty!


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