9 Southern Recipes for Leftover Turkey

By: Natalie Taylor, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

As one of the holidays most known for its food, Thanksgiving dinner is also known for its leftovers. If, after enjoying your Thanksgiving meal, the next thing on your mind is "What am I going to do with all this food?" you're in luck! We have created this collection of 9 Southern Recipes for Leftover Turkey to help you create new meals from your leftovers. There's only so much turkey and dressing you can eat before you get tired of it, which is a great excuse to try something new. Rather than making your guests feel obligated to take home leftovers, you can use the leftover turkey to make homemade soups, casseroles, and much more.

In this collection you'll find recipes for soup, pot pie, turkey tetrazzini, and even turkey crescent roll bites. If you love Thanksgiving, but dread the leftovers, these inventive recipes will change your mind. Enjoy one of the delicious recipes for turkey for lunch or dinner. You'll even find a brunch recipe below!

Soup Recipes with Leftover Turkey

During chilly fall weather, a warm bowl of soup is always welcome. Use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey with one of these recipes for homemade soup. Scratch-Made Turkey Noodle Soup and Scratch-Made Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup are both wholesome recipes that the whole family will love. Scratch-Made Turkey Noodle Soup even features homemade noodles, so you'd never guess that it was made from leftovers. If you're craving something that is authentically Southern, The Best Turkey and Dumplings Ever will hit the spot.

Casserole Recipes with Leftover Turkey

Casseroles are great comfort food recipes because they are easy and satisfying. After an impressive Thanksgiving feast, all you want is an easy no-fuss meal. Pot pie is a great, low-maintenance meal that the whole family will love, which is why we've included two recipes. If you prefer pasta casseroles, "Too Much Turkey" Tetrazzini is a creamy, cheesy, and delicious recipe for leftover turkey. Just when you thought turkey couldn't be used in a brunch recipe, this Marvelous Monte Cristo Casserole showed up. This recipe is a casserole version of the classic diner sandwich!

Other Recipes with Leftover Turkey

Turkey is a surprisingly versatile ingredient that also works well in these easy Southern recipes. Skillet Kentucky Hot Brown is an open-faced turkey sandwich that is topped with tomato, bacon, and a rich cheese sauce. This classic sandwich recipe is great to have on hand if you find yourself with a lot of leftover turkey. Turkey Cranberry Crescent Roll Bites combine the flavors of Thanksgiving like turkey and cranberries, so it is a great way to use up leftovers. This crescent roll recipe is great for an appetizer or a light lunch!

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