11 Delicious Leftover Turkey Recipes

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(Last Updated On: November 30, 2020)

Everyone loves a delicious holiday dinner complete with a roasted turkey. However, we often end of with turkey leftovers. Here are some of the best recipes to use up that leftover turkey.

Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes

11 Delicious Leftover Turkey Recipes

Serving a turkey dinner is a holiday tradition for many. However, that perfectly roasted turkey many times leaves us with an excessive amount of leftover turkey.

Even the most delicious roast turkey dinner, can leave you with the problem of leftovers, Everyone knows that using up turkey leftovers makes economic sense, but it can be a struggle to make them appetizing.

Here are some quick, easy, and tasty leftover turkey recipe ideas for snacks and lunches which will use up that leftover turkey but leave the memory of the big roast turkey dinner far behind.

Speaking of holiday dinner leftovers, if you have some leftover cranberry sauce, be sure to make this Cranberry Jello Salad.

Chinese Style Turkey Wraps

Ingredients:

tortilla wraps
strips of leftover turkey breast and a turkey leg
hoisin sauce
celery, cut in thin 2-inch strips
green onion, shredded length-wise in 2-inch strips
cucumber, cut in thin 2-inch strips
lettuce, shredded

Cooking Instructions:

Spread the tortilla wrap with hoisin sauce
Lay on some strips of turkey
Add thin strips of celery.
Add thin strips of cucumber.
Add shredded green onion or spring onion.
Top with shredded lettuce
Season with salt and pepper to taste and roll up the wrap

Best Leftover Turkey Recipes

Mexican Style Turkey Wraps

Ingredients:

tortilla wraps
strips of leftover turkey breast and a turkey leg
avocado, chopped
sour cream
tomatoes
salsa
cheddar cheese, grated
black beans
yellow rice, cooked
lettuce, shredded

Cooking Instructions:

Spread the tortilla wraps with salsa
Lay on strips of turkey
Add some sour cream.
Add chopped avocado, tomatoes, black beans, rice
Sprinkle with grated cheese
Top with shredded lettuce
Season with salt and pepper to taste and roll up the wrap

Turkey Wraps With Apple and Blue Cheese

Ingredients:

tortilla wraps
strips of leftover turkey breast and a turkey leg
mayonnaise
blue cheese, crumbled
apple, peeled and chopped
mustard
lettuce, shredded

Cooking Instructions:

Mix two tablespoons of mayonnaise with a teaspoon of mustard
Spread mayonnaise and mustard mix overwrap
Lay on strips of turkey
Add chopped apple
Sprinkle on crumbled blue cheese
Top with shredded lettuce
Season with salt and pepper to taste and roll up the wrap

Recipes ideas for leftover turkey

Turkey Omelette

Ingredients:

6 eggs
strips of leftover turkey breast and a turkey leg
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 oz cheddar cheese, grated
1 large tomato, sliced
1 tbsp butter or oil

Cooking Instructions:

Beat eggs
Heat butter or oil in a frying pan
Fry onions gently until soft.
Add garlic and turkey strips and cook until turkey is well heated through.
Pour eggs over and shake the frying pan to distribute the mixture evenly.
Cook until eggs are set
Arrange tomatoes on top and place under broiler or grill until top begins to firm up
Remove from broiler or grill.
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Sprinkle cheese over top
Put back under broiler or grill and cook until cheese starts to bubble.
Serves 4 (or 2 hungry people) with salad for a light lunch

Spicy Turkey Pizza

Ingredients:

ready to bake, pizza base
strips of leftover turkey breast and a turkey leg
tomato puree
1/2 tsp hot pepper (jalapeno, chili) paste
oregano
2 fresh tomatoes, sliced
1 bell pepper, sliced
8oz cheese, mozzarella or cheddar, grated

Cooking Instructions:

Mix Tomato puree with hot pepper paste, oregano, and salt and pepper
Spread over the pizza base
Arrange strips of turkey over the pizza base
Layer tomato and red bell peppers over top of the turkey
Sprinkle cheese over top
Bake according to instructions on the pizza base

Ways to use leftover turkey

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How long is leftover turkey good for in the refrigerator?

You can leave leftover turkey in the refrigerator for about 4 days.

How long is leftover turkey good for in the freezer?

You can leave leftover turkey in the refrigerator for about 3 months.

Delicious Leftover Turkey Recipes

What is one of your favorite ways to use turkey leftovers?

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