5 Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Surprises

Thanksgiving turkey is the food that just keeps on giving. Here are five ways to break out of the leftover turkey rut, from enchiladas to soup.

  • Turkey Enchiladas with Sour Cream
    Leigh Beisch

    Turkey Enchiladas with Sour Cream

    Super easy and satisfying, this recipe turns leftover Thanksgiving turkey into a fiesta of flavors. Make sure you use a high-quality salsa for the freshest taste. Serve with a simple Mexican coleslaw of shredded cabbage topped with lime juice and cumin.
  • Toasted Turkey and Brie Sandwiches
    Randy Mayor

    Toasted Turkey and Brie Sandwiches

    This twist on the traditional turkey sandwich marries elegance with convenience. Split English muffins, add honey mustard, shredded turkey breast, sliced red onion, and delicious, creamy Brie. Boil until the cheese melts, then add fresh arugula for a spicy kick.
  • Turkey Soup Provençal
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Turkey Soup Provençal

    Transport your turkey to the south of France. For this soup, add ground (or leftover) turkey to chicken broth, cannellini beans, spinach, and canned tomatoes. Then season it with the delicate and aromatic flavors of herbes de Provence. The best part? It's super fast and budget friendly, requiring just six ingredients and 10 minutes of your time.
  • Roast Turkey and Prosciutto Pizza
    Randy Mayor

    Roast Turkey and Prosciutto Pizza

    Since the days after Thanksgiving are a time to relax and renew your energy, a simple recipe keeps mealtime stress-free. Store-bought pizza crust and sauce make this pizza super easy to prepare, while quality ingredients like creamy fontina cheese and salty prosciutto lend an air of sophistication.
  • Turkey-Mushroom Bread Pudding
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Turkey-Mushroom Bread Pudding

    This dish is a great way to use up extra turkey and bread leftover from the holiday meal. It's a one-dish wonder featuring cremini mushrooms, celery, onions, garlic, seasonings, and fresh Parmesan cheese.
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