What to do With Your Turkey Leftovers

Holiday sandwich made of sloppy but yummy leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

There’s nothing like stuffing yourself with the many delicious Thanksgiving foods like turkey, cranberry sauce, and, well, stuffing! And after you’ve finished devouring your plate (and maybe even a second or third helping), you can look forward to enjoying it again with leftovers the next day.

Thanksgiving food is the gift that keeps on giving. If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, the team at Hillside Turkey Farms has a few ideas for you:    

Make Your Own Sandwiches (or Wraps!)

The beautiful sandwich you make the day after Thanksgiving with all your leftovers may be just as good as the main event. Craft your sandwich to your liking with all your favorites layered between your choice of bread. Aside from turkey, don’t forget the cranberries, stuffing, and even gravy for your perfect Thanksgiving sandwich. Here’s a Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich recipe we found for you to try!

A Hearty Soup

This is the perfect time of year to make a delicious, comforting soup. There are endless possibilities when it comes to crafting soups. They’re a great way to get plenty of use of your Thanksgiving leftovers, especially things that may normally go to waste, such as the turkey’s carcass, which can contribute to a flavorful broth. Here’s a Turkey Leftover Soup recipe we found for you to try!

Leftover Pot Pie

Chicken pot pies are a classic; why not change it up with some Thanksgiving turkey? A flaky, buttery pie crust filled with turkey, leftover vegetables, and more will be a hit for the whole family. Feel free to customize and add other items in your fridge to get the most out of your leftovers! Here’s a Turkey Pot Pie recipe we found for you to try!

TLC (Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole)

Transform your leftovers into a delicious, filling casserole! Throw your cooked turkey, cranberries, corn, and stuffing, along with whisked flour, eggs, butter, and milk, into your casserole dish and bake; it’s that simple. Here’s a Turkey Leftover Casserole recipe we found for you to try!


Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Turkey tetrazzini is an easy way to take your leftover turkey and turn it into a new family-favorite meal or side dish. Tetrazzini is a pasta dish typically made with diced poultry, often turkey and mushrooms, in a cheesy, buttery cream sauce flavored with wine or sherry. This will be quick to whip up and makes great use of your leftover turkey. Here’s a Turkey Tetrazzini recipe we found for you to try! 

Fresh Turkeys and More in Frederick County, Maryland

Find fresh, delicious turkey and other meats, cheeses, and more at Hillside Turkey Farms. Our family has been in the business in Thurmont, Maryland since 1939 and proudly provides families with delicious, fresh turkeys all year round. 

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