Turkey Leftover Recipes

Turkey Leftover Recipes

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving celebration and a great weekend. If you have any turkey left from the Thanksgiving holiday I have some delicious ways to use your leftovers. You will find that adding turkey to your original recipes can make an old favorite taste terrific.

How about trying a cranberry and stuffing  sandwich. Just add a touch of butter to a hard roll.  Or maybe a turkey sloppy joe. Don’t forget the turkey noodle soup.

Turkey chili anyone?  Have you ever tried a turkey BLT? turkey, bacon, lettuce,tomato, mayo and dijon on a mutli grain bread. Yum!


Or how about trying Turkey Pot Pie!


What You need

2 Refrigerator pie crusts ( or homemade)

1 Lb leftover turkey bite sized cubes

1 Cup carrots (chopped)

1 Cup petite green peas (frozen)

¾ Cup celery (chopped-)

1/3 Cup butter (unsalted)

1/2 Cup onion (chopped)

1/3 cup flour

1/2 tsp Salt

1/4 tap pepper

1/4 teaspoon rosemary

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

2/3 Cup milk

Nonstick cooking spray

Medium saucepan


9 inch pie pan

Baking Sheet


Before You Start: Preheat oven to 425 °. Spray the bottom and sides of pie pan with non stick cooking spray and  Lay the pastry dough into the bottom of the pie pan and up the side ( press gently)

Lets Make It! In a saucepan, combine carrots, peas, and celery  and add enough water to cover the vegetables and bring to a boil over medium high heat ( let it cook for 15 minutes). Then remove it from the heat and drain through a colander and set aside. Add butter to the saucepan and add onions and sauté until onions are soft and translucent. Gradually add the flour stirring constantly, add salt, pepper, and rosemary and then lower heat to medium and add turkey, chicken broth and milk. Mix well to combine and let simmer over medium low heat until it is thickened (stirring occasionally) about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Pour the vegetables into the prepared pie crust. Pour the hot turkey mixture all over the vegetables. Cover with the top crust, seal edges (press edges with a fork) and remove excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly through the slits. If the crust starts getting to brown on the edges o=r top cover loosely with aluminum foil. Cool for a few minutes before serving (about 10-15 minutes)


Serves 4-6

Katies Tid Bits (make this with boneless skinless chicken breasts too. Just cook the chicken with the vegetables first. Or use leftover chicken

What do you do with your leftover turkey?



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  1. I don’t have any leftover turkey, but that pot pie looks delicious!

  2. I have made turkey pot pie when we hosted Thanksgiving and had leftovers — looks great!

  3. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Oh, what a fabulous way to use leftovers! I think Turkey Pot Pie is company worthy!!!! YUMMY! Please stop by StoneGable and join my weekly foodie linky party, ON THE MENU MONDAY. It’s going on now. Your great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers would be a welcomed addition!

  4. MMm terrific menu. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas on Creative Monday Katie. They all look so delicious! Lots of love and best wishes to you. Have a great day.

  6. This one sounds good too. Too bad, I used up all my turkey. I put it in that stinky soup recipe. I think I deviated a little bit. I wrote the recipe out on FB. If I think of it later on sometime, I will try emailing you my version. I think it had a lot of the same things in it. I may have to try this recipe sometime next month and maybe substitute for chicken pot pie.

  7. Not sure about the turkey pot pie, but I’m always up for some turkey soup!

  8. We always use the meat for a pot pie, and then simmer the carcass for broth and meat bits…..yummy soup stock!

  9. We usually don’t have much left but when we do, I usually make turkey sandwiches or turkey salad. :) I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one! :)

  10. Thank you so much for sharing your suggestions and this wonderful recipe!
    Im saving on Pinterest, =)

    Have a wonderful day!

  11. We love Thanksgiving Dinner leftovers. We’ve already had the pot pie, and it was delicious.

  12. Christina says:

    Sounds delicious! I’m going to save this recipe for after Christmas dinner. I didn’t have any leftovers after Thanksgiving lol!

  13. We don’t have any but I make a chicken pie in a similar way but I use a puff pastry top – just because I can. :) Your pie looks so appealing!

  14. Oh yum! I have done most of these recipes I think, plus turkey divan with brown rice or over noodles. I love vegetables and look forward to trying the pot pie.

  15. I also like your banner!

  16. That pie sounds sooo tasty!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  17. Your Pie looks beautiful!
    I always just manage to make it taste good, but it never looks as clean as yours :)
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week!


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