Here are 9 of my favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes turned into bestovers.
The best part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers because you can enjoy all the food without any of the cooking! But, if you’re so inclined, sometimes, the things you can make with the leftovers is better than Thanksgiving dinner. Think: turkey noodle soups, the best sandwiches, deep fried croquettes, and turkey curry. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
Must try Thanksgiving leftover recipes
Potato turkey pot pie
It’s like a shepherd’s pie but make it turkey! Creamy béchamel, turkey, carrots, and peas tucked under a mashed potato blanket.
All the best parts of a turkey dinner, mixed up and deep fried to perfection! Dip them in cranberry sauce for bonus points.
Turkey rice bowl
You know that super viral Tiktok salmon rice bowl? Why not try it with turkey? Instead of leftover salmon, shred some leftover turkey and breakout the seaweed snacks!
Noodle-based Thanksgiving leftover recipes
This super creamy, hearty, and comforting baked spaghetti is on my list this year. It’s chicken spaghetti, but with turkey and it’s so, so good.
Turkey curry udon
Japanese curry is such a comfort food vibe! Creamy, thick, and so satisfying, especially with udon noodles.
If you know Vietnamese food you know bun bo hue, the spicy Hue style beef noodle soup. Make it with turkey, it’s so incredibly flavorful and delicious!
Asian Inspired Thanksgiving leftover recipes
Turkey fried rice
Fried rice forever and ever right?! Just make this egg fried rice and toss leftover cubed up turkey in. Seriously good.
Turkey banh mi
A Vietnamese sub with turkey, crispy sunny side up eggs, cilantro, jalapeños, cucumbers, and carrots.
Fancy up your yakiudon with turkey. Super simple, just substitute the pork for turkey and slurp away.