The day after Thanksgiving just got tastier. Reinvent leftover turkey in these casseroles, quesadillas, pizzas, and more.
- Photo: Randy Mayor; Cooking Light
Second-Day DeliciousWhile the day-of buffet is delicious, the leftovers from Thanksgiving are the real stars of the holiday weekend. Go beyond simple sandwiches and serve the juicy meat in soups, pizzas, quesadillas, and casseroles. These leftovers will be so delicious, you may find yourself buying an extra-large bird next year.
Fiesta Turkey Soup With Green Chile BiscuitsGive your taste buds a wake-up call by switching from sweet and savory holiday dishes to this zesty turkey soup. If you don't believe us, check out the 5-star reviews on the recipe page.
Vietnamese-style Turkey SubsThis hearty sandwich is a great way to use leftover dark meat, which stands up well to the strongly-flavored dressing, made from rice vinegar, green onions, lime juice, and zesty spices.
Turkey Alfredo PizzaCollard greens and leftover turkey meld beautifully with store-bought Alfredo sauce and nutty fontina cheese, resulting in an easy yet inventive meal.
Jack Quesadillas with Cranberry SalsaLeftover cranberry sauce transforms into a spicy salsa for these turkey quesadillas.
Shredded Five-Spice Turkey with Herb and Noodle SaladTake your traditional turkey salad to extraordinary heights. This sweet-and-spicy salad is quick, tasty, and light (but you'd never know it).
Turkey TetrazziniIndulge in a creamy casserole packed with fresh and frozen veggies, chopped turkey, and thin spaghetti. The recipe calls for store-bought Alfredo sauce, cutting preparation time down almost nothing.
Open-Faced Turkey Croissant with Pan-Fried OystersMake an impressive, yet quick, main dish for the day-after holiday brunch. Oysters peak this time of year and add a zesty, pan-fried crunch to the leftover white and dark meat. Simmered in dry sherry and whipping cream, this top-notch turkey sandwich is guaranteed to please.