As much as we love our Thanksgiving Dinner we also love the leftover Turkey recipes. Don't we? Well, yes! We do. This is my only excuse to extend the celebration into Black Friday, the Weekend, and sometimes even Cyber Monday.
Thanksgiving Dinner is surely one of the most important meals of the year. But, when we are left with the turkey, which we all do, we often think about what to do with it? Should we wrap it up and place it in the freezer? Should we make something out of it?
And, Yes, I know you might have many things that you want to make with the leftover turkey, but here are some of the best Leftover Turkey recipes that will make your work so much easier.
Post-Thanksgiving, when everything seems so dull and boring and all you can do is just wait for Christmas, then try and make these Leftover turkey breast recipes. I am telling you, you will feel like you are back in the festive season.
How long is leftover turkey good for in the freezer?
According to experts, cooked Thanksgiving Turkey is good in the freezer for up to four months. You can tightly wrap it and then store it in the freezer.
How to store Leftover cooked Turkey in the Fridge?
You can store the leftover cooked turkey in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Remember NOT to keep cooked Turkey at 140°F (60°C) to 40°F (4°C) for not more than 1-2 hours. The refrigerator temperature should ideally be below 40°F (4°C)
How to Thaw Frozen Turkey?
Frozen Turkey should always be thawed in the refrigerator the day before you're cooking it. NEVER, thaw frozen Turkey at room temperature on the counter or in a pot of hot water.
What can you do with leftover turkey?
Well, there are so many things that you can make with Leftover Turkey. From Turkey soup to Turkey Casserole to Turkey Tetrazzini to Turkey Noodles to Turkey Enchiladas and much more. So, therefore, no need to be like Joey and eat up all of that Delicious Turkey in one single night.
Can leftover turkey be frozen?
YES! But, slice the meat from Turkey. Take it off the bone and then slice the meat. Then wrap it in foil or freezer paper and keep them sealed in a freezer-friendly bag. If Turkey is not at room temperature, then cool it down in the refrigerator and then move it to the freezer. The cooked Thanksgiving Turkey can be frozen for up to 3-4 months.
How do you reheat frozen Turkey leftovers?
To reheat frozen turkey Leftovers you can keep it in a saucepan or microwave. You can also thaw it before you keep it in the saucepan. Make sure it reaches about 165F when measured with a food thermometer and then it is safe to eat.
Can I freeze sliced turkey?
If you are buying any deli meat - be it turkey or chicken you can easily freeze it. Make sure you wrap it in a freezer paper and then keep it sealed in a freezer-friendly bag or vacuum-sealed bag. Pop it in the freezer and it will be fine.
Best Leftover Turkey Recipes for Thanksgiving
Leftover Turkey Mushroom and Wild rice soup (Deliciously Creamy!!)
The day after Thanksgiving calls for a simple and comforting meal and whats better than a comforting soup recipe for dinner and that too with leftover turkey and nutty wild rice!
It cannot get better than this. Creamy and Cheesy, this will get you excited about leftovers like never before!
Bursting with Mexican flavors this one is a favorite.
Instant Pot Turkey Breast
It cannot get any easier than this instant pot turkey breast to use up leftover turkey for a quick dinner.
Comforting Turkey Lasagna
Nothing is as comforting as a big batch of this comforting Turkey Lasagna. An absolute crowd pleaser and your family will thank you for this!
Italian Turkey Meatballs
The best way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving is to just ground them in a food processor, combine with some herbs, fry until crispy and toss with marinara sauce!
Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs
A quick and easy way to use up leftover Thanksgiving Turkey is to make quick Airfryer Turkey Meatballs and serve it as a quick snack or appetizer to your family!
Turkey Chili in a Crockpot
Nothing beats a hearty and meaty bowl of chili just after Thanksgiving day for dinner. You can easily use up leftover thanksgiving turkey, dump it in the slow cooker with beans, chili seasoning, tomato sauce and broth and let it slow cook until its done! So easy and a perfect dinner
Garlic Sesame Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats
A wonderful and healthy way to use up leftover turkey is to just toss them in an Asian sauce and stuff into Zucchini Boats. You can even use Butternut Squash Boats or Spaghetti Squash Boats to stuff Turkey.
Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup - Talk about a delicious recipe!
The best and most amazing recipe to use leftover turkey and carcass!
Leftover Turkey Casserole recipe with stuffing & mac (just 3 steps)
This is my favorite recipe to use up leftover turkey. I use leftover turkey along with leftover stuffing and mac and cheese. If you donot have leftover stuffing use frozen veggies or stove top stuffing along with pasta of your choice.
Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's Pie is the easiest recipe to make with leftover turkey and leftover mashed potatoes! Super hearty and comforting.
Leftover Turkey in Creamy Mushroom Sauce By Natashas Kitchen
This turkey is so creamy and just perfect after you've had a lot on Thanksgiving Thursday. This will help you stay with the holiday fever for a while longer.
Turkey Rice Casserole by The Cookie Rookie
This casserole recipe is like the epitome of comfort. So easy to make and just perfect after a long day.
Turkey Tetrazzini By Jamie Cooks it Up
I just love Turkey Tetrazzini. They taste so good. And, is so cheesy and so comforting.
Turkey Enchiladas By Six Sisters Stuff
I just love Enchiladas. And if someone would serve me this big plate of Turkey Enchiladas, after a tiring Thanksgiving Thursday, I would be so happy.
Turkey Noodle Casserole By Wine and Glue
Well, you can use up your leftover turkey and grab some noodles to make this easy peasy casserole that shall be ready in just 30-minutes.
Turkey Casserole By Delish
When it comes to turkey casserole, I am always looking forward to it. So, creamy, so easy, and just the sort of perfect meal that you would want to eat up.
Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls By Yellow Bliss Road
This cool bowl of Teriyaki Turkey is just the sort of dinner that would make your weekend just perfect. Just like the fast food that you would order, only its better.
Turkey Pot Pie By Spend with Pennies
Woh! I just love Pot Pies. So this time I will be surely making this recipe with my leftover turkey. I can say, my husband would love it.
Leftover Turkey Dinner By The Typical Mom
These small turkey dinner made in muffin pan would give me so much time to go for my Black friday shopping.
Cheesy Turkey Noodle Casserole By The Kitchn
When it comes to casseroles for Thanksgiving or Casseroles Post-Thanksgiving, I am always looking for these cheesy Noodle casseroles. One they taste really good, and two they are so easy to make.
Turkey Wild Rice Soup by The Cookie Rookie
This wild rice soup looks just the sort of thing that one would need after a lot of eating on Thanksgiving Thursday. So comforting that you would just want to curl up under a blanket and enjoy this bowl of soup.
Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili By Sweet and Savory Meals
This creamy and slow-cooked turkey chili is definitely gonna be a huge hit in my family. The jalapenos on the top add just the right amount of heat to spice up my weekend.
Hearty Turkey Corn Chowder By Great Grub, Delicious Treats
Corn chowder and that too with Leftover turkey. Not bad. I have to say that this creamy and easy bowl of chowder would make the normal meal so much interesting.
Broccoli Rice Casserole with Turkey by Spend with Pennies
Wondering what to do with leftover turkey? Well, I suggest, make this Broccoli rice casserole. So creamy and so comforting.
Crack Turkey Salad By Plain Chicken
Not in a mood for a huge dinner after Thanksgiving Thursday? Well, try this crack turkey salad. Easy to make and delicious in taste.
Turkey Shepherds Pie By Julie's Eats and Treats
I just love shepherds Pie. One is that you can easily reheat it. Second, you don't have to give much time to make it.
Leftover Turkey Cranberry Melts By Two Peas and Their Pods
These cute and easy cranberry melts with Turkey is definitely the sort of meal that you would want to cook up after a lavish Thanksgiving Dinner.
Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini By Lil Luna
Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich By Home Made Interest
Loaded Turkey Panini By Pinch of Yum
Turkey Taco Pasta By Yellow Bliss Road
Turkey Lasagna By Ambitious Kitchen
Creamy Turkey Casserole By Spend with Pennies
Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Roll-Ups By Fit Foodie Finds
Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup By Jo Cooks
Leftover Turkey Detox Soup By Sweet Peas and Saffron
Low Carb Turkey Casserole with Cauliflower Rice By Kalyn's Kitchen
Easy Turkey Pho By Pinch of Yum
Turkey Broccoli and Rice Divan by Melissas Southern Kitchen
Turkey Bacon Avocado Ranch Whole Wheat Pizza By How Sweet Eats
So, these were the best Leftover Turkey recipes. Hope you liked them.
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