One of the best ways to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey is to completely change up the flavor profile. This crispy curried turkey nachos recipe from Wendy Han uses hot pepper, curry and smoked paprika instead of traditional Thanksgiving spices to give your turkey a second life.
Getting through all those leftovers can seem daunting, so we've found recipes that are the perfect way to use up the rest of the bird without getting tired of turkey.
Turkey Crispy Curried Nachos
Skip the endless turkey sandwiches for lunch and change things up with this turkey quesadilla recipe from Everyday Delicious. It’s also a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce.
Thai-style Leftover Turkey Green Curry
This warming and hearty turkey green curry recipe from Straight to the Hips Baby is full of delicious herbs and spices like lemongrass, coriander, basil and lime leaf for a sweet and herby flavor.
Turkey Tetrazzini Spaghetti Squash Boats
This creamy and comforting turkey tetrazzini recipe from Bits and Bites Blog also manages to be light enough to chow down on the day after your Thanksgiving feast. While white wine, heavy cream and plenty of cheese give this recipe a rich flavor, the spaghetti squash packs in nutrients and fiber.
Turkey, Fig and Pear Salad
This festive salad from Love Your Turkey Leftovers (a blog dedicated to making the most of leftover holiday turkeys) is a nice light option for lunch or dinner. If you’re all cooked out after preparing a Thanksgiving feast, you can whip up this recipe without turning on the oven.