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11 Recipes to Use Up All That Leftover Turkey

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It’s almost here – the big day where we enjoy crazy amounts of delicious food and getting together with family and friends!

So here’s a list of recipes to use up all that leftover turkey. There’s nothing wrong with a turkey sandwich, slathered in cranberry sauce, but if you want to get a bit more creative, check out these fabulous leftover turkey recipes!

Leftover Turkey Recipes

How long is leftover turkey good for in the fridge?

Leftover turkey will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. If you would like to keep it longer than that, freeze it. 


Can I freeze leftover turkey?

If you are keeping leftover turkey longer than a few days, you should freeze it in a freezer-safe container or zip-top plastic bag. You can save leftover turkey in the freezer for up to 3 months. 


Can leftover turkey be safely reheated?

Reheated turkey can sometimes lose its moisture. The best way to reheat leftover turkey (while keeping it moist) is to wrap it in aluminum foil and place it in a 275-degree oven.

Warming time will vary depending on how many pieces you’ve added, but check it after 20 minutes. Reheated turkey should be at a temperature of 130 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.

It’s not safe to reheat meat multiple times, so only reheat only the amount of turkey you will be consuming.

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Megan Wells

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

So many good ways to use turkey leftovers! I have to admit I look forward to the leftovers as much as the Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for including me!

Emily Wilson

Friday 24th of November 2017

Haha, me too! Love your recipe :)

Natasha -

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Great recipes in here! Thanks for including my turkey pasta. :)

Emily Wilson

Friday 24th of November 2017

Thanks, Natasha! I love your recipe so I was happy to include it!