Thanksgiving is almost two weeks away but I am already thinking of all the yummy ways to use up the leftover turkey, and that’s where these easy leftover turkey casserole recipes come in!
From turkey tetrazzini to leftover turkey stuffing casserole, the choices are endless!
What’s nice about these recipes is that you can easily substitute leftover chicken by using some leftover rotisserie chicken or even poaching a few chicken breasts. That way, you can enjoy these recipes anytime of year.
10 Quick & Easy Leftover Turkey Casserole Recipes
Using leftover cooked turkey (or chicken) will save you a step, which will make dinner prep quick and easy.
This tetrazzini casserole can be prepared with leftover chicken or turkey, and the addition of peas and carrots makes it a simple one dish meal.
What’s nice about this casserole recipe is that you really don’t have to measure anything. All you need are some leftovers, a couple of eggs and bread crumbs and you will have a delicious meal in no time!
This leftover turkey shepherd’s pie recipe is created by adding frozen mixed vegetables to leftover turkey and gravy then topping off with mashed potatoes. I like the idea of using some of the gravy in the filling and the rest for drizzling on top of the mashed potatoes before serving.
You can transform leftover turkey into a delicious casserole by adding egg noodles, peas, mushrooms and a few other basic ingredients.
Here is another delicious casserole that uses egg noodles. The dish also includes leftover stuffing as well as carrots, celery and onion.
This bright and colorful low carb casserole features leftover turkey, cheese, sugar free cranberry sauce, green beans and mayo. A recipe for sugar free cranberry sauce is included, but if you aren’t worried about the carbs then you can go ahead and use regular.
Here is another shepherd’s pie recipe that includes the use of cranberry sauce and can also be frozen. This option is perfect for those that don’t want to eat leftover turkey the day after Thanksgiving but still want to enjoy a hearty meal later.
I like that you can put each one into ramekins to create individual servings. Just be sure to choose freezer safe ramekins and then thaw them in the refrigerator before reheating.
8. Leftover Turkey Enchilada Casserole (Gluten Free)
What I like about this healthy turkey enchilada recipe is that it calls for just a few ingredients. It also happens to be gluten free.
Here is another casserole inspired by turkey leftovers. The addition of mayo gives this turkey dish even more flavor.
What I love about this leftover Thanksgiving casserole is that you need just four ingredients and ten minutes of prep time before popping it into the oven. You can use leftover vegetables from your Thanksgiving day meal or any frozen veggies that you have on hand.
These leftover turkey casseroles are a great way to use up the abundance of leftovers from your holiday feast by adding a new twist to a traditional meal.