Food Turkey Day leftovers, what to make?

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La Reina
May 5, 2008
New York, NY
Hi ladies,
With a stuffed refrigerator full of leftovers, what are you making today (& this weekend)?
I am planning to do a turkey veggie noodle soup soon, using the leftover turkey meat & the bones to make broth....


Dec 13, 2010
my mum makes this and I love it.. unfortunately we don't celebrate Thanksgiving and won't be having a turkey ( or the leftovers) until Christmas.

I also love turning the leftovers into fajitas with cheese, veg and salsa, or for a more traditional snack a turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce.


Nothing Like the Sun
Aug 13, 2008
In the dry desert heat
We usually grill/smoke our turkey. Then, with the carcass, we make a large pot of meaty broth, strain off the bones, fat, etc, dice up the extra meat slices, add chopped veggies & pre-made barley, simmer for a couple of hours... and make the most fantastic soup EVER!!!
Jun 28, 2007
My sister made Turkey leftovers shepherds pie and it is deeeeeee-licious.

I don't have the exact recipe but I found similar ones online.

We actually don't have much turkey leftover which is a shame. Safeway sells turkey pre-cooked so I might buy some of that this week to cook the shepherds pie. Yes. I enjoyed it that much!

From what I remember from my sisters, it was turkey mixed with peas and gravy and mashed potatoes on top. It was baked until bubbly and brown on top. Serve it with some dinner rolls and a salad and you have a delicious meal!

Other things I ate this week at friends that had turkey:

Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich-YUMMMM
Turkey shredded in a tomato-chile sauce Mexican style served with a rice pilaf and baked potato-I liked this so much that I ate it twice!

I have always loved turkey but never really cooked it that often. I think I'm going to cook it alot more often now or at least buy it :smile:


Jun 25, 2011
The day after, I made a turkey tortilla soup (just like chicken tortilla soup but with turkey). I like to switch it up after Thanksgiving.

Then on Sunday, I made a meatloaf and we ate most of the sides we had leftover (greens, corn, sweet potatoes, Mac n cheese).

The leftover ham was eaten for breakfast with eggs.

Tonight we will have chicken pot pie, with the rest of the veggies that were still left over.

(FYI - I make huge amount of food for Thanksgiving)
Sep 4, 2006
The Emerald Isle
We made this last night and it was a hit. We used white rice because we were out of wild rice, and the leftover chili sausage from Thanksgiving to give it a nice kick --

Turkey Leftover Surprise (,1639,144161-248193,00.html)

1 (6 oz.) pkg. UNCLE BEN'S® wild rice
2 tbsp. butter
1 lb. sausage
3 c. leftover turkey, chopped
2 cans mushroom soup
1 can mushrooms

Cook rice according to package adding 2 tablespoons butter. Saute sausage and drain. Layer ingredients twice in this order sausage, turkey, rice, soup and ending with mushrooms. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.