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6 Clever Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Everyone knows that one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. So from turkey sandwiches to turkey tetrazzini, Aviv Service Today collected some of our favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes for you to enjoy. And if the very thought of Thanksgiving Day dinner makes you nervous, check out our blog on the best Thanksgiving cooking hacks to make the day run smoothly!

Best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Some of us have go-to leftover recipes after Thanksgiving while others often wonder what to do with leftover turkey. We’ve got you covered with 6 delicious recipes that cover breakfast, lunch, dinner and even a tasty snack.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

A Thanksgiving turkey sandwich is Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes 101. But do you know how to make it go from average to exceptional? The key is to find a balance amongst all those flavors:


  • Your favorite rustic bread (i.e. sourdough, French bread, etc.)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Baby spinach (for some fresh crunch)
  • The Leftovers: turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing

Get the full recipe here.

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Turkey Hash

Who knew turkey could be for breakfast? This is one of those Thanksgiving leftover recipes that will make you wonder why you never thought of it before:


  • Shredded potatoes (from your supermarket refrigerator or freezer section)
  • Onion
  • Green or red pepper
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Leftover turkey

Click here for the full recipe.

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Leftover Turkey Soup

Nothing warms the heart more than a delicious pot of turkey soup after Thanksgiving. The best part of this recipe with leftover turkey meat is that the leftover turkey carcass is used as the source of its rich flavor:


  • 1 turkey carcass (skin removed)
  • Low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 head of garlic
  • Fresh herbs (thyme & dill)
  • Bay leaves
  • Green beans
  • Sweet Potato
  • Pasta (any small shape)
  • White or dark meat turkey

Recipe details here.

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Turkey Tetrazzini

Two of the best comfort foods (turkey and pasta) are combined in this hearty dish. It’s a great example of Thanksgiving leftover recipes that can feed a crowd:


  • Spaghetti
  • Leftover turkey
  • Peas
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Cream
  • Parmesan
  • Chicken broth
  • White wine
  • Flour

Get the full recipe here.

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Turkey Pot Pies

It doesn’t get much cozier than turkey pot pie on a brisk fall day. This most rich and satisfying of Thanksgiving leftover recipes gets a modern makeover with store-bought puff pastry and individual portions baked in muffin tins:


  • Leftover green bean casserole
  • Leftover roasted turkey
  • Milk
  • Packaged puff pastry (from supermarket refrigerator or freezer section)

Get the recipe here.

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Turkey Nachos

Who doesn’t love nachos? Here’s how to give them a new twist with our favorite Thanksgiving leftover flavors:


  • Leftover roasted turkey
  • Leftover roasted butternut squash
  • Leftover Brussels sprouts
  • Tortilla chips
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped, pickled jalapenos
  • Olives
  • Chile in adobo

The full recipe can be found here.

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We hope these Thanksgiving leftover recipes gave you some fresh ideas for what to do with leftover turkey. And if you’re looking for some advice on how to roast a turkey, check out our blog on the topic for some expert planning and cooking tips! We at Aviv Service Today wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you consider us your #1 appliance repair service!