Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe Ideas

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We all look forward to Thanksgiving and the beautiful turkey dinner, but sometimes leftovers end up tasting even better. In this post I’ve gathered together a group of creative thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas that are sure to inspire you.

From sandwiches to soups to casseroles, there are so many creative ways to put that leftover turkey to good use.

Best yet, some leftover recipes can even be frozen for later use.

No more turkey fatigue, now you can make sure not of that Thanksgiving turkey goes to waste!

Here are some recipes from fellow food bloggers that I think you will enjoy.

Turkey and Rice Casserole

This recipe, turkey and rice casserole is one of our recipes and it’s super easy using simple ingredients and Italian herbs. It also uses brown rice which tastes great with turkey.

Creamy Leftover Turkey Casserole

This recipe is from The casserole uses turkey, pasta, mushrooms, cheese. Photo credit goes to

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Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

This turkey recipe is from and uses shredded turkey, frozen veggies and can even use your leftover mashed potatoes. And if you’re not a fan of turkey – chicken can be used as well.

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thanksgiving turkey leftover ideas

Turkey Panini Recipes

Panini sandwiches are so easy to make, especially if you have a panini maker. You can check out where they list 17 (yes 17!) turkey panini recipes that they have gathered.

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Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey tetrazzini is a pasta based casserole using spaghetti noodles. Check out this recipe of at

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I hope you enjoyed these Thanksgiving turkey leftover recipe ideas and found them inspiring!

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