15 Recipes to Make with Leftover Turkey

These tasty, leftover turkey recipes are the second-best thing about Thanksgiving.

15 Recipes to Make with Leftover Turkey

Sure, Thanksgiving turkey makes its wildly-anticipated, annual debut at the Thanksgiving dinner table. But even after the holiday wraps up, the leftover roasted turkey continues to steal the show. Don’t let that nutrient-rich, protein-packed turkey go to waste! There’s a seemingly infinite list of clean-eating leftover turkey recipes out there that take advantage of your extra meat.

Here at Skinny Ms., we’ve collected a bunch of light turkey dishes that will knock your socks off. Complete with mouthwatering flavor and filling protein, these leftover turkey dishes are clean, satisfying, and will transform any ordinary dinner into a terrific turkey experience. So leave no scraps behind with these 15 recipes to make with leftover turkey.

15 Recipes to Make with Leftover Turkey

1. Slow Cooker Turkey Chickpea Chili

Slow cooked turkey breast that is shredded and combined high-fiber chickpeas makes a dish that is different, healthy, and definitely delicious.

2. Turkey and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Who would’ve thought turkey and blue cheese form a match-made in heaven? The combination of tender, juicy turkey pieces and creamy, bold blue cheese make this dish a guaranteed hit.

3. Crock Pot Turkey Vegetable Soup with Barley

Celebrations like Thanksgiving generate temptation to pile your plate with seconds and thirds. This low calorie, vitamin-rich turkey vegetable soup is simple to whip up, and the perfect meal to follow a day of giving into the holiday feast pressure.

4. Slow Cooker Turkey Stew

Leftover Turkey STEW

This stew incorporates juicy vegetables, tasty seasonings, and chewy turkey chunks-certain to satisfy any grumbling tummy without breaking your calorie bank! It’s stuffed with nutritious vitamins and feel-good fiber your body will thank you for.

5. Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

This recipe offers plenty of flavor and is hearty enough to satisfy even the biggest appetites.

6. Clean Eating Turkey Salad

Simply replace the chicken with leftover turkey and you’ve got one uber-delicious lunch.

7. Curried Turkey Casserole

The ultimate comfort food, this casserole combines creamy, spicy, and crunchy textures into one belly-warming casserole loaded with vitamins and minerals. 

8. Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Turkey Stew

Thick chunks of turkey and warm, chewy vegetables marinate in this sweet and tangy, honey mustard flavored stew. Your family will gladly gobble up this filling, flavorful meal!

9. Chunky Turkey and Vegetable Soup

This soup is quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious.

10. Crispy Turkey Tostadas

Spice up your night with this tex-mex favorite! Each bite of these crunchy tortillas delivers buttery avocado, chewy turkey, and juicy tomatoes. They’re fun, filling, and a guaranteed family-favorite!

11. Tuscan Turkey Meatloaf


Enjoy this fun, but healthier, variation of the classic dish.

12. Turkey, Brie, and Peach Panini

You’re definitely going to want to use some of those thanksgiving leftovers to make this savory and filling sandwich!

13. EatingWell Power Salad

Ordinary power salads might pack in the protein, but they call for heaps of meat and cheeses which turn the intentionally-healthy dish into a caloric nightmare. This power salad delivers filling, energy-boosting goodness from colorful vegetables, reduced-fat cheese and lean meat, so you can savor the flavor without the guilt.

14. Spicy Three-Bean Turkey Chili

The ultimate dish to whip up the morning before a hectic day-throw together this savory chili in a mere minutes! When you come home hours later, you’ll be greeted with the welcoming aroma of simmering sweet and flavorful clean ingredients.

15. Turkey and Sweet Potato Curry

The perfect tummy-warming meal on a chilly night, this recipe combines the holiday turkey taste you love with the exotic spiciness of curry. Superfoods like sweet potatoes and fresh ginger complete the dish with their unique, mouthwatering flavors.

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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