7 Ways With Leftover Turkey

The day after Thanksgiving just got tastier. Reinvent leftover turkey in these casseroles, quesadillas, pizzas, and more.

  • Second-Day Delicious
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Cooking Light

    Second-Day Delicious

    While 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 Biscuits

    Fiesta Turkey Soup With Green Chile Biscuits

    Give 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 Subs
    Annabelle Breakey

    Vietnamese-style Turkey Subs

    This 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 Pizza
    Jim Bathie; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Turkey Alfredo Pizza

    Collard 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 Salsa
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Jack Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa

    Leftover cranberry sauce transforms into a spicy salsa for these turkey quesadillas.
  • Shredded Five-Spice Turkey with Herb and Noodle Salad

    Shredded Five-Spice Turkey with Herb and Noodle Salad

    Take your traditional turkey salad to extraordinary heights. This sweet-and-spicy salad is quick, tasty, and light (but you'd never know it).
  • Turkey Tetrazzini

    Turkey Tetrazzini

    Indulge 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 Oysters
    Charles E. Walton IV

    Open-Faced Turkey Croissant with Pan-Fried Oysters

    Make 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.
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