Turkey leftovers recipes
Recipes by The Test Kitchen
Are you loathe for turkey leftovers? Here are some different turkey recipes to help you and your family eat the rest of the bird.
Holiday turkeys don't have to end up as never-ending turkey sandwiches. Here are some different turkey recipes -- like our Turkey Pot Pie featured at left -- to help you and your family dig in to your turkey a few more times.
Recipes like turkey tacos can use shredded turkey instead of ground, as can other recipes listed here calling for ground turkey.
Turkey, Sage and Squash Pot Pie
This fast version of pot pie is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. It is quicker to make than a regular pot pie because the pastry ba...
Turkey Pot Pie With Cheese-Cornbread Topping
Leftovers from a turkey dinner are inevitable, and pot pie is a delicious way to serve them. Apples add sweetness to this not-so-traditional version a...
Help-Yourself Turkey Tacos
Tacos are made special with the use of ground turkey and some avocado with sour cream, perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Duck and Turkey Pie
Two birds combine to make an interesting flavourful pie. This recipe makes two pies, so you have one for now and one for later.
Chili Avocado Turkey Patties
There are lots of serving options for these lime-spiked patties, such as casual in toasted buns or dinner-style with a salad and rice.
Turkey Potato Patties
This recipe is quick to put together if you have leftover mashed potatoes, but if you don't, follow the tip below. Serve with poached eggs and salsa o...
Potato Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey Noodle Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
Bring leftover turkey up-to-date with this delicious, filling soup. If you don't make your own stock (see ...
Turkey Bolognese Sauce
This recipe makes enough for five servings of sauce. We recommend cooking 3 oz (90 g) of spaghetti for each serving. While she's at it, Melissa can bo...
Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions
This quick sandwich is wonderful with deli smoked turkey, as well as a great way to use up leftover turkey or chicken.
Turkey Con Queso Bake
Chili con queso is typically served as an appetizer with corn chips, tortilla chips or vegetables. By borrowing this idea and combining it with a turk...
These puff-pastry turnovers look so professional, guests will think that you went out and bought them. If you have a few leftover cooked green peas, a...
Roasted Corn, Turkey and Wild Rice Salad
This colourful, refreshing salad works well as part of a buffet brunch or luncheon menu. As an alternative to wild rice, use cooked brown or red rice....
Slow Cooker Smoked Turkey and Noodle Soup
Remove skin and meat from turkey leg. Reserve bone; discard skin. Cut meat into bite-size pieces; set aside. In ...
Turkey and vegetables all rolled up in a whole wheat tortilla make this perfect for recharging your child's batteries at lunch. The burritos can be ma...
Cheesy Pita Pockets
This lunch, a combination of carbohydrates (from the whole grain pita) and protein (from the cheese) will help you store energy to use later in the da...
Turkey Pot Pie
Use the pastry recipe on this page, or subsitute your favourite.
In bowl, whisk flour with salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Stirrin...
Turkey à la King
Cut crusts off bread. Using rolling pin, roll each slice to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Fit each into lightly greased 6 oz (175 mL) custard cup. Bake i...
Chinese-Style Turkey Meatball Soup
This is a great way to use the tasty Homemade Turkey Stock (and it doesn't require any leftover meat). Kids will love the meatballs. Napa cabbage adds...
Cobb-Style Turkey Salad
Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and sugar; whisk in oil in thi...
Homemade Turkey Stock
Turkey soups often taste flat because the carcass sits too long in the refrigerator before being used for stock. To remedy this, after a turkey dinner...
Creamy Turkey Chowder
This recipe makes great use of leftover roast turkey. If you have it, use homemade turkey broth to add exceptional flavour to this hearty, satisfying ...