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Recipes For Thanksgiving Leftovers

Recipes For Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you’ve been following Budget Bytes for a while, then I’m sure you know that we’re all about reducing food waste over here. And even though I love eating Thanksgiving leftovers in their original form, I tend to get a bit tired of them by the end of the next day. You’ll be surprised how many different ways you can use up leftover turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, or even extra vegetables from all of that Thanksgiving prep. So whether you’re looking for something truly unique like leftover stuffing muffins or something lighter like a crisp chicken (or turkey) salad, we’re sharing lots of recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers to help you switch things up after Turkey Day!😊

Collage of six recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers with title text in the center.

Turkey And Wild Rice Soup

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

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Turkey and Wild Rice Soup is a great way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers, plus the leftovers are great so it’s the perfect meal prep!

5 from 15 votes

$8.94 recipe / $2.24 serving
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Soup lovers get ready! One of the best ways to use those Thanksgiving leftovers is by making this Turkey and Wild Rice Soup! Not only will you get to use up leftover turkey, but you can also use up any extra carrots or celery that’s hanging out in your fridge.😊

Leftover STuffing Muffings

Leftover Stuffing Muffins

Close up of leftover stuffing muffins on a cooling rack

Use up your Thanksgiving leftovers in these customizable savory Leftover Stuffing Muffins. The perfect grab-and-go breakfast!

4.90 from 38 votes

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If you want a really fun and unique way to use up that leftover turkey and stuffing, then try these Leftover Stuffing Muffins. They’re like little egg bites made with leftover turkey, vegetables, and stuffing. Super tasty, super portable, and the perfect make-ahead breakfast!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Tortilla Wrap

Thanksgiving Leftovers Tortilla Wrap

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Try something new with your traditional Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich this year by making it into a fun folded tortilla wrap!

4.75 from 4 votes

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Turkey sandwiches are a classic way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers. Of course you can put whatever you want in your sandwich, but we made this fun & easy Thanksgiving Leftovers Tortilla Wrap with just 5 ingredients and it only takes 10 minutes!

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

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Chicken pot pie is a comfort food classic, with a flakey crust, rich sauce, tender chicken, and vegetables. Perfect for cold winter nights!

4.85 from 19 votes

$8.44 recipe / $1.06 serving
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I don’t know about you, but I love me some Chicken Pot Pie! So why not replace the chicken in this recipe with your pre-cooked leftover turkey? It’s the ultimate comfort food this time of year!

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole

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Tuna Noodle Casserole is a creamy and comforting classic American dinner full of noodles, a creamy mushroom sauce, tuna, and peas. 

4.49 from 31 votes

$6.85 recipe / $1.14 serving
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Turn this Tuna Noodle Casserole into a leftover turkey casserole with your cooked turkey, and you’ve got a super creamy, comforting, dinner meal!

Chicken And Biscuit Casserole

Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Cooked chicken and biscuit casserole in a casserole dish with a serving spoon.

This Chicken and Biscuit Casserole is cozy, comforting, super versatile, and delicious enough to become a family favorite dinner.

4.81 from 21 votes

$8.75 RECIPE / $1.46 SERVING
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This Chicken and Biscuit Casserole is the perfect balance between a vegetable-heavy meal and an indulgent splurge. Just substitute the ground chicken in the recipe for your pre-cooked turkey and enjoy this cozy family dinner recipe.

Chicken Salad With Apples

Chicken Salad with Apples

Side view of a bowl of chicken salad with apples, croissants in the background

This chicken salad is packed with sweet and crunchy apples, tart dried cranberries, and a light and creamy homemade dressing.

4.87 from 22 votes

$10.35 recipe / $2.59 serving
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Chicken salad is truly a classic recipe that’s perfect as a sandwich or in a wrap. Just swap the cooked chicken in this Chicken Salad with Apples with your leftover cooked turkey for a simple & easy lunch recipe!

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

A colorful medley of vegetables, protein filled lentils, and a rich brown gravy make this Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie filling and flavorful without meat. 

4.85 from 91 votes

$5.87 recipe / $0.98 serving
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You might not have any leftover mashed potatoes from the big day, but if you do then you’ve got to try this Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie! It’s a warm and comforting recipe thats full of veggies and lots of deep, rich flavor.

Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls

Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls

Creamy potatoes make the perfect base for a pile of colorful and flavorful toppings in these Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls. Perfect for meal prep! BudgetBytes.com

Creamy potatoes make the perfect base for a pile of colorful and flavorful toppings in these Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls. Perfect for meal prep! 

4.72 from 28 votes

$6.73 recipe / $1.68 serving
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Need a quick lunch or dinner recipe for the weekend and you’re tired of leftover turkey?? Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls for the WIN! It’s a simple concept, you can use your leftover mashed potatoes, and then pick and choose your favorite toppings!

Crunchy Kale And Chicken Salad

Crunchy Kale and Chicken Salad

dressing being poured over kale and chicken salad

This Crunchy Kale and Chicken Salad is full of flavor, texture, and a tangy-sweet homemade dressing. It’s perfect for your weekly meal prep!

4.95 from 18 votes

$6.19 recipe / $1.55 serving
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Looking for something a little lighter after a big holiday meal? This Crunchy Kale and Chicken Salad is another great way to use up leftover turkey. Just replace the chicken with your pre-cooked turkey and add in a few extra ingredients including almonds and the best homemade honey Dijon dressing!

Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas

Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas

Use your leftover party dips to make a delicious lunch the next day, like these super creamy Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas. BudgetBytes.com

Use your leftover party dips to make a delicious lunch the next day, like these super creamy Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas. 

4.86 from 7 votes

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If you plan on making our epic Spinach Artichoke Dip for your Thanksgiving gathering, then don’t throw those leftovers away…instead make these ahh-ma-zing Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas for lunch the next day!

Sheet Pan Cranberry CHicken Dinner

Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Dinner

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This Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Dinner is an easy and flavorful weeknight dinner that requires very little prep and cleanup!

4.75 from 31 votes

$13.26 recipe / $3.32 serving
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If y’all love sheet pan meals as much as I do then this Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Dinner will be a new fav! You can use your leftover cranberry sauce for this one for a simple and delicious weeknight dinner meal.

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Salad

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Salad

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This chunky chopped Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Salad is a great fresh salad that can be eaten on its own or turned into several different easy lunch ideas!

4.90 from 29 votes

$4.84 recipe / $1.61 serving
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You can easily replaced the chicken in this Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Salad with your leftover turkey. It’s just six ingredients and the perfect lunch salad to eat on its own or inside a tortilla wrap.

Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad is a quick and tasty alternative to your traditional chicken salad with exotic curry spices, sweet raisins, and crunchy almonds. BudgetBytes.com

Curry chicken salad is a quick and tasty alternative to your traditional chicken salad with exotic curry spices, sweet raisins, and crunchy almonds.

4.85 from 45 votes

$5.61 recipe / $1.12 serving
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And if you love curry like we do then try our Curry Chicken Salad recipe and just replace the chicken with your pre-cooked turkey. So simple and so good!

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