Wondering what do to with those turkey leftovers? Here are my go-to, easy and nutritious recipes that are perfect for using up your leftover turkey.
I love turkey leftovers as much as I love turkey dinner. Enjoying toasted turkey sandwiches the days after Thanksgiving or Christmas is one of my fondest memories growing up. The layers of turkey, stuffing, roasted veggies and cranberry sauce in between soft white bread… you can’t go wrong. SO delicious! Turkey barley soup is another fave – the ultimate comfort food!
Turkey meat is packed full of high quality protein, iron, Vitamin B-12, Selenium, Zinc and Potassium. It’s lean and filling and is naturally low in sodium. We often use ground turkey meat in recipes that call for ground beef because we find it’s just as tasty but a bit lighter in flavour (and saturated fat).
Over the years I’ve become creative with how I use turkey leftovers. Repurposing leftover meat, or poultry is one of my specialties and a great way to decrease food waste. Most of the recipes below are big-batch recipes that you can freeze for later too. So one turkey dinner could potentially turn into dozen of meals that you freeze and reheat on busy weekday nights!
If you’re looking for unconventional (and delicious) ways to use up your turkey leftovers, this post is for you! Where you see “chicken” or “ham”, just replace with leftover turkey!
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