I hope you had a great time enjoying the holiday with loved ones and I certainly hope you enjoyed some delicious food. If you’re anything like my family, you may be drowning in Thanksgiving leftovers. Does anyone else insist on buying a turkey that is way bigger than necessary or is that just my mom? I won’t complain though because, in my humble opinion, Thanksgiving leftovers are some of the best!
Today we’re coming at you with three ways to use up some of that leftover turkey. If you opted for the less traditional, but still delicious option of cooking ham for Thanksgiving, be sure to check out our post from earlier this year with some leftover ham recipe suggestions.
This warm, creamy pasta recipe is a creative way to use up some of that holiday bird. This recipe, adapted from Stephanie's Dish, walks you through making a simple cream sauce with delicious spices. Simply add cooked pasta and your leftover turkey and pop it in the oven for a tasty baked pasta dish.
Cranberry & Turkey Sliders
For those of you who love your Thanksgiving meal to be all mixed together, this is the perfect option for your leftovers! Adapted from Tammilee Tips, this super simple slider recipe uses up some of your turkey, as well as cranberry sauce and gravy.
30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup
A slight twist on the traditional chicken noodle soup, this is an awesome way to put your turkey to good use. And it takes about 30 minutes to make?! That's a win for me! This classic recipe is adapted from Super Golden Bakes.
Bonus: Homemade Turkey Stock
We've been talking all about using the leftover turkey meat, but how about putting the entire bird to good use by using the bones to create a homemade broth? Garlic & Zest gives you stovetop, pressure cooker, and slow cooker options and it's way simpler to make your own broth than you probably think! Plus, you could use this broth to take your batch of turkey noodle soup to the next level.