What to Make with Turkey Leftovers 

 Originally Written: November 6, 2017

By  Hanna Trafford

Are you drowning in turkey leftovers? Eating variations of turkey sandwiches can get old fast, and it’s simple to get creative with it.

There are so many recipes that do not require a large amount of time or skill that are very filling. The great part about these recipes is that they are not blatantly leftovers and can be turned into an entirely new meal.



Here are a few for you to try out this holiday season: 

Click on the links to get the full recipe and print it out for yourself for later! 

Turkey Enchiladas


Turkey Enchiladas

These Enchiladas are so delicious that you’ll be craving them even when you have no turkey leftovers.

Best Ever Turkey Casserole


Best Ever Turkey Casserole

As the weather turns cold, there’s nothing like a hearty casserole to have for dinner

Old Fashioned Turkey Pie


Old Fashioned Turkey Pie

This recipe can be baked and served immediately, or frozen to give yourself a break from so much turkey. It tastes great both ways!

Turkey Pasta Primavera


Turkey Pasta Primavera

For pasta lovers, this dish is a must! It’s hard to even recognize that you’re having turkey for dinner… again. 

Parsley Root Soup

Parsley Root Soup

If you’ve saved your bone, make a turkey stock for soups. This one, in particular, is one of my favourite takes on a festive soup.

Leftover Turkey Cheese Bake

Leftover Turkey Cheese Bake

This recipe is great if you only have scraps left, but it’s still enough that you can’t get rid of.


Enjoy these recipes and please leave any feedback about your experience creating them. If you have any other turkey leftover recipes please leave them for others to use as well. We are all cursed by the turkey leftovers at least twice a year, it’s great to share our tips and tricks with each other. 


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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