15 Tasty Leftover Christmas Turkey Recipes


Not sure what to do with the leftover Christmas turkey? If the thought of turkey sandwiches or different variations on the standard leftover turkey curry for the next few days doesn`t float your boat, don`t worry, we`ve got you covered.

We’ve searched the internet and picked out 15 of the tastiest leftover turkey recipes for you to try. Which one are you going to try first?

1. Turkey & Stuffing Casserole

Via Tastes Of Lizzy T

We all have our own preferences when it comes to stuffing (and let’s face it, our favourites are usually from our granny) but whatever stuffing you use, whack it into this casserole with that leftover turkey for an amazing post Christmas day treat.

2. Leftover Turkey Pannini

Via What`s Gaby Cooking

After a big feast on Christmas Day, why not try something a little lighter for a snack?  With the main ingredients being toasted bread, melted cheese and turkey, there’s not much not to love with this one.

3. Day After Turkey Shepherds Pie

Via Kitchen Confidante

Comfort food at its finest just when you need it. This recipe will use up more than just the leftover turkey. It will only take you 15 minutes to put this together, and 10 minutes to cook. A great way to put the leftovers away.

4. Leftover Turkey Korma

Via Super Golden Bakes

A great way to use your Christmas leftovers – make this crowd pleasing leftover turkey Korma curry to serve with golden rice.


5. Spicy Soup With Yogurt, Chickpeas & Mint

Via Simply Recipes

Tangy, spicy, and robust. The flavours of this recipe will work perfectly with your turkey. It is very easy to make too; you’ll have your cooking finished in the time it takes to cook your rice.

6. Turkey Chilli

Via Little Broken

Don’t let the long list of ingredients fool you, this dish is super easy to make. In a lot of ways this is a classic chili, but will get those leftovers used up without any hassle.

7. Leftover Nachos

Via Girl Versus Dough

NACHOS! Nothing more needs to be said.

8. Turkey, Leak Pot Pie

Via Port & Fin

It’s super easy, super tasty, and more or less foolproof. This is rustic home cooking at its best, and will shift that turkey from your fridge.

9. Turkey & Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Via Cooking And Beer

Take that turkey south of the border! Combine your turkey with leftover squash, all the cheese you can get your hands on, spices, and a creamy enchilada sauce. Roll that up into some soft tortillas, top with even more cheese, then stick in the oven. The resulting plate of food is gooey, melty, spicy goodness perfect for any night of the week.

10. Turkey & Sweet Potato Frittata

Via Skinny Taste

This one is so good, you’ll deliberately leave some leftovers. Frittata’s have such versatility that it won’t matter what leftovers you need to use up. It will suit any meal, any time of day.

11. Turkey Tetrazinni

Via Planting & Pairings

This is an old school recipe that has stood the test of time for a reason. Essentially it is a pasta casserole topped with parmesan bread crumb and baked until bubbly. Any time of the year this would be a winner, but this time of year it is also a fantastic way to empty your fridge.

12. Easy Turkey Soup

Via Salt & Lavender 

This easy turkey soup recipe hits the spot on a cold day. The potatoes melt in your mouth and make this soup extra comforting. A splash of cream makes the broth taste even better without going overboard on the extra calories.

13. Leftover Turkey in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Via Natasha’s Kitchen

This leftover turkey recipe is a delicious way to use up any leftovers. Turkey in creamy mushroom sauce is so easy and a will be a big win in the family!

14. Turkey Thai Curry

Via Simply Stacie

This fragrant and light turkey curry is a brilliant way to use up your Christmas leftovers. What’s even better is that you can get dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes.

15. Turkey Ramen

Via The Woks Of Life

Just because your Christmas meal was traditional, it does not mean that what you do with the leftovers cannot be a little different. This is bound to be one of the easiest ramen bowls you’ll ever put together. Embrace a taste of Asia with this cracker of a dish.

Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.