Think you had enough turkey on Thanksgiving? Think again! With these deliciously enticing recipes for turkey leftovers, you’ll want to make a second turkey just so you can try them all. From brunch (turkey and sweet potato hash) to lunch (two different internationally-inspired soups to warm your soul) to dinner (think winter comfort fare), you and your family will gobble these dishes up.

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Morning-After Turkey Breakfast Hash with Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Peppers (and a Fried Egg!)
Turkey for breakfast? Use up your leftovers with this heavenly hash–a delicious combination of root veggies, spices, roasted peppers, and corn–and top it all off with a fried egg.

Morning-After Turkey Breakfast Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Peppers (and a fried egg!).
Morning-After Turkey Breakfast Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Peppers (and a fried egg!). (Wendy Goodfriend)

Beak-to-Tail Eating: Make a Big Pot of Thanksgiving Turkey Stock
Don’t toss out that turkey carcass yet! Get every last bit of flavor out of your bird by slowly simmering it on the stovetop and making a delicious, rich stock that you can use for months.

Big Pot of Thanksgiving Turkey Stock.
Big Pot of Thanksgiving Turkey Stock. (Wendy Goodfriend)

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Mexican Turkey Tortilla Soup with Lime and Chile
The bright flavors of lime and chile make this brothy Mexican-style soup a welcome change from heavy holiday foods. Plus it’s a great way to use up leftover turkey!

Mexican Turkey Tortilla Soup with Lime and Chile.
Mexican Turkey Tortilla Soup with Lime and Chile. (Wendy Goodfriend)

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Monterey Jack Enchiladas with Green Tomatillo Sauce
Make a big batch of these tomatillo-sauced cheese and turkey stuffed enchiladas and you might outshine your Thanksgiving meal. Your family will certainly thank you!

Turkey and Monterey Jack Enchiladas with Green Tomatillo Sauce
Turkey and Monterey Jack Enchiladas with Green Tomatillo Sauce. (Wendy Goodfriend)

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Potato Crust
Just because you just feasted on Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t mean you aren’t still hungry! Use up your leftover turkey and mashed potatoes in this hearty pot pie…we’re sure you can find room for it.

Turkey and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Potato Crust.
Turkey and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Potato Crust. (Wendy Goodfriend)

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Creamy Greek-Style Turkey, Lemon and Rice Soup (Avgolemono)
Here’s a quick and easy way to use up that leftover turkey in a silky, lemony soup that is both comforting and elegant.

Creamy Greek-Style Turkey, Lemon and Rice Soup (Avgolemono)
Creamy Greek-Style Turkey, Lemon and Rice Soup (Avgolemono) (Wendy Goodfriend)
6 Delicious Thanksgiving Turkey Leftover Recipes 25 October,2016Kim Laidlaw

Author

Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw is a cookbook author, editor, food writer, producer, project manager, and baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has over 16 years of experience in book and online publishing, and a lifetime of experience in the kitchen.

Her first cookbook, Home Baked Comfort, was published in 2011; her second cookbook, Baby & Toddler On the Go, was published in April 2013; and her third cookbook, Williams-Sonoma Dessert of the Day, was published in October 2013.

She was the first blogger on KQED’s Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005, and previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives in Petaluma with her husband and their child, whom she cooks for everyday. Find out more at http://www.kimlaidlaw.com.

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Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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