After you’re finished with your smoked turkey and it tasted delicious. But you’re bound to have leftovers and there’s only so much turkey you can eat by itself.
So what can you make it for more amazing meals the next day? This roundup contains 21 delicious recipes for smoked turkey you can use so you don’t waste any more of that bird.
Turkey Rice Soup
Stretch those leftovers to feed a crowd or to stay under your budget! Mix yesterday’s turkey into a rich and nutritious homemade turkey broth.
Add some shiitake mushrooms, healthy celery, and garlic for flavor and goodness. Stir in some long-grain rice and slow cook this meat and vegetable stock to achieve a wholesome bowl of great taste and texture.
Turkey Stuffing and Cranberry Sausage Rolls
Impressive finger food made easy thanks to leftovers and pre-made pastry. Each bite of these British-inspired sausage rolls is like a mouthful of Thanksgiving dinner!
Stir together any stuffing, cooked turkey, and cranberry sauce you have left, and shape them into sausages to bake inside a sheet of puff pastry. Bake until golden and enjoy as a meal or snack!
A super simple sandwich spread to finally finish off that leftover turkey. Just five everyday ingredients will help you make this handy filler that you can keep in the fridge all week.
Mayo and pickle relish add a sweet tanginess to balance out that savory roasted turkey. With his recipe, you can create a wonderfully versatile spread for your family’s lunches.
Southwest Turkey Wrap
Spice up your lunchbox with these light wraps and their sweet and spicy southwest sauce. Simple corn tortillas and sliced cheese always make great partners for leftover turkey.
However, add a hot and savory sauce and you’ll make things a whole lot tastier. This recipe’s lime and chipotle-spiked mayonnaise makes all the difference.
Skillet Turkey Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping
Make that leftover turkey even more savory and delicious than before. This one-pot recipe hides a gently creamy turkey and vegetable pie filling under a blanket of flaky golden biscuits.
No need to mess around making your own pastry for this pot pie, you can simply use biscuits straight from a can or the freezer!
A party of flavors parceled up in pastry. These turnovers encapsulate all your tasty leftovers in a flaky puff pastry casing.
Tender turkey, tangy cranberry sauce, and sweet onion nestle together with nutty melting Swiss cheese in every bite. Store-bought pastry makes this recipe even easier, meaning you can have these ready in under an hour.
Cracker Barrel Turnip Greens
The tastiest way to get your greens in. This restaurant-inspired recipe makes turnip greens a satisfying treat by adding leftover ham hock or turkey.
Aromatic onion and garlic provide extra flavor and healthy nutrients to your greens as they softly slow-cook. Toss in the leftover meat and serve to enjoy a delicious and nutritious side dish.
One-Pot Creamy Turkey Orzo Soup
A healthy and comforting way to use up all that leftover turkey.
This recipe uses dried oregano and basil to add fragrant flavor to the soft orzo pasta while sweet carrots, vibrant spinach, and earthy mushrooms add valuable nutrients.
Don’t forget to add the half and half to create a light but creamy broth to cradle the tender pieces of meat and vegetables.
Turkey and Bean Soup
Grab your pressure cooker and have a hearty and wholesome soup ready in minutes.
Smoked turkey and navy beans are the stars of this satisfying soup thanks to their natural protein and fiber.
You’ll easily feed a hungry crowd or have a batch-cooked pan of herby and vegetable-heavy goodness in under half an hour.
Leftover Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
Is there a way to make those leftovers taste even better the second time around? With these turkey-based egg rolls, you can enjoy the best flavors of Thanksgiving in fast finger food.
Stuff some store-bought egg roll wrappers with your cooked turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce for a simple but stunning snack.
Turkey Cranberry Sandwich
Cooking with leftovers doesn’t have to be tricky or time-consuming. This recipe combines the bliss of a simple grilled cheese sandwich with the fun of roast dinner leftovers.
Sharp cheddar, sweet-sour cranberry sauce, and savory turkey create a beautiful balance between toasted slices of buttery bread. It’s a speedy high-protein snack you can prepare in minutes!
Turkey Pot Pie
A satisfying turkey dish that makes those leftovers more special than ever. This hearty pot pie wraps leftover turkey, fresh vegetables, and a pepper cream sauce inside a buttery homemade crust.
Whether you’re feeding the family or simply trying to make that turkey just as appealing as its first appearance, this pot pie is perfect.
Fancy a lighter take on taco night? Skip the usual ground beef and use up that leftover turkey instead.
Marinate the meat in mezcal and lime for a bolder flavor, before heating and serving up with corn tortillas, shredded cheese, creamy avocado, and fresh cilantro. A colorful, healthy, and resourceful way to enjoy Mexican-style food at home!
Turkey Pesto Sandwich
Italian-inspired flavors always make leftovers better. This light and speedy recipe uses fresh herbs and roasted vegetables to maximize taste, texture, and nutrients.
Pile your leftover turkey onto whole wheat bread with milky mozzarella, fresh basil, and sweet bell pepper. Mix up a quick pesto mayonnaise and you’ll have a truly tasty turkey sandwich.
Why not make that turkey dinner into a wholesome and satisfying stew? Enjoy that roasted meat flavor while upping your vegetable intake too.
Savory poultry broth and yesterday’s cooked turkey make the base of this healthy and nutritious bowlful. Enjoy soft tomatoes, hearty potatoes, bittersweet celery, fragrant garlic, and dried herbs with every mouthful of this tasty turkey stew!
Turn those turkey leftovers into a hearty and warming pasta dish.
This creamy casserole combines tender turkey with earthy mushrooms and soft spaghetti under a melting layer of white cheddar cheese.
White wine, herbs, and garlic add light flavor while fresh vegetables help pad those leftovers out into a filling meal for the whole family.
Leftover Turkey Puffed Pastry Pie
This vegetable and protein-packed recipe makes baking a pie easier than ever. Leftover turkey is combined with mashed potatoes and vibrant broccoli in a creamy sauce under a blanket of flaky pastry.
Sharp cheddar adds bold flavor to every bite of this hearty and wholesome pie, making sure your leftovers will never be boring!
Leftover Turkey Andouille Gumbo
Bring that leftover turkey to life with this southern Louisiana-style stew. Spicy, savory, and truly satisfying.
A dark roux mixture is cooked with meaty andouille sausage, sweet bell peppers, and bold garlic for that authentic flavor. Stir your leftover cooked turkey in with some spices, stock, and seasoning before serving hot over fluffy basmati rice.
Turkey Pot Pie Soup
A healthy and comforting soup that tastes just as good as a classic pot pie!
This soup is made up of leftover turkey, fresh vegetables, and a cleverly creamy but dairy-free broth. With this recipe, you can whip up a faster, easier, and lighter way to enjoy a heavy pot pie.
More filling, more nutritious, and far less calorific.
Leftover Turkey Chili
Enjoy the flavors of a classic Tex-Mex dish while using up all those leftovers. This tasty turkey chili is lighter than your average chili recipe without losing any of the flavor.
Sweet carrots, bell peppers, hearty black beans, and crushed tomatoes are generously seasoned with chilis, cumin, and turmeric to create a rich chili base for that leftover meat.
Slow Cooker Green Turkey Chili Bake
A resourceful dish that you can set and forget. This clever slow cooker recipe will gently meld together your leftovers and some delicious seasonings to create a hearty dinner.
You’ll find this casserole full of healthy protein, nutritious vegetables, creamy richness, and spicy heat all at once. Some shortcuts like green enchilada sauce, canned green peppers, and shredded jack cheese will make this one even easier!
- Turkey Rice Soup
- Turkey Stuffing and Cranberry Sausage Rolls
- Turkey Salad
- Southwest Turkey Wrap
- Skillet Turkey Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping
- Turkey Turnovers
- Cracker Barrel Turnip Greens
- One-Pot Creamy Turkey Orzo Soup
- Turkey and Bean Soup
- Leftover Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
- Turkey Cranberry Sandwich
- Turkey Pot Pie
- Turkey Tacos
- Turkey Pesto Sandwich
- Turkey Stew
- Turkey Tetrazzini
- Leftover Turkey Puffed Pastry Pie
- Leftover Turkey Andouille Gumbo
- Turkey Pot Pie Soup
- Leftover Turkey Chili
- Slow Cooker Green Turkey Chili Bake
- Choose your favorite recipes.
- Get ingredients and follow the instructions.
- Create a dish using leftover smoked turkey.