After Thanksgiving, go-to leftovers are cold turkey sandwiches and turkey casserole. You don’t have to settle for those when you can shred, dice, and chop turkey into these tasty recipes. Here are seven turkey options that are a step up from ordinary.
Who needs a turkey sandwich when you can have a turkey burger? Swap the ground turkey in this Turkey Taco Slider recipe with finely shredded leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Top your slider with salsa, guacamole, Greek yogurt, or sour cream for a fun mash-up.
2. Stuffed Peppers
Filled with cinnamon, cumin, red pepper flakes, and almonds, these Turkey Picadillo Stuffed Peppers stand out as a surprising fall-favorite dinner on busy weeknights.
3. Breakfast Hash
This recipe uses up the leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. Perfect for a hearty breakfast or dinner, One-Pan Turkey Hash comes together is about 30 minutes and for $1.60 a serving.
Add chili powder, cumin, chipotle, tomato sauce, and black beans to shredded Thanksgiving turkey, and taco night just got tastier. The lean protein from the turkey plus whole wheat tortillas and mashed avocado give Chipotle Turkey Tacos added health boosts.
5. Pot Pies
Dice cooked turkey and add it to this Mini Pot Pie recipe. You can make six in the Mini Pie Pan Set. They make a perfectly sized meal portions that can be frozen and saved for easy weekday lunches.
6. Taco Ring
Swap the ground turkey for leftover shredded turkey in this Turkey Taco Ring. It’s a fun and easy way to change up the usual taco night.
5. Turkey Cranberry Wreath
This beautiful wreath recipe gives new life to lots of common Thanksgiving leftovers from dried cranberries to walnuts to turkey. Your Turkey Cranberry Wreath could become a Thanksgiving tradition all on its own.
What creative recipes do you use for your Thanksgiving leftovers? Tell us in the comments below.