We love turkey here in The Mad House and every Christmas we are gifted a Turkey Crown by one of MadDad’s clients for our Christmas dinner. Being the frugal sort, nothing here goes to waste, so here are some fantastic turkey recipes that the whole family will love.
You can often substitute turkey for chicken in a recipe and I do that with our soupy stew. I always pop the carcass of the turkey and any skin etc in to the slow cooker and cover with hot water and cook on low overnight. It makes the most delicious stock and is perfect for soups and stews. I have to say that I am all about recipes being for the whole family and hate cooking more than one meal, so these leftover turkey recipes are suitable for all the family.
16 Family Friendly Leftover turkey recipes
I love the sound of these turkey spring rolls with cranberry dipping sauce from The Crazy Kitchen, These would be a real crowd pleaser and perfect for kids who love finger food and dipping. A major bonus being they use up things that you will have on hand.
Turkey and ham pies are also a big hit in my home and these filo topped turkey and ham pies from Fuss Free Flavours are fast and delicious. They use leftovers and store cupboard staples, so perfect for when you do not want to leave the house.
We love risotto, but over the holidays I don’t want to be standing over the stove, so this Turkey, Chestnut, Bacon & Prosecco Oven-Baked Risotto from Casa Costello is just the ticket. With just five minutes prep time, it leaves me free to play a board game with the boys.
Is Taco Tuesday a thing in your house? Well my boys love food they can eat with their hands and these Turkey Tacos sound delicious with a cranberry salsa.
This turkey meatball recipe is great if you have a really large bird and have to take the legs off prior to cooking. Just chop up the meat and make these. Kids love meatballs and this recipe from In The Playroom is simple, filling and delicious and even better is perfect for getting the kids involved in cooking.
Italian rice with turkey is sure to be a family pleaser. This recipe from Life, Ninja Killer Cat and Everything Else calls for uncooked turnkey, but simply substitute that for cooked turkey and you will be fine.
Replace chicken with turkey for this comforting chicken soup and you will have a delicious bowl of goodness. I love the addition of greens by Cherished by me, which makes it a fab source of iron.
Now lasagne is always a hit in our house and I have never thought of using turkey, but this turkey and bacon lasagne from The Mini’s and Me looks delicious.
Chilli is one of our favorite dishes and this Leftover turkey chili from Simply food is amazing. It shows you just how simple a chilli can be without the need for a jar of sauce. I will also be trying this super cornbread recipe to accompany any chili we make this festive season.
Even the pickiest kids love pizza, so this fab turkey pizza from Utterly Scrummy Food for families will be loved by everyone. You really need to bookmark this site for fab affordable family food.
Fajitas are always a fun and social dinner. I love putting everything on the table and watching everyone help themselves. This foil method for turkey fajitas is great and saves on washing up and you can substitute the fresh turkey for leftovers
This Leftover quick turkey naan pizza recipe is perfect for people who don’t want to make a pizza base and would make a great fast lunch or supper.
This turkey casserole from MomDot looks delicious and if you don’t have any stuffing leftover, then topping with mashed potato and cheese – yummmmm
This scrumptious turkey pie from Fab Food For All would make an amazing centerpiece if you have people round and use up some of the leftovers in the house. Your guests would be drooling at this amazing pie.
I think every family has their own special curry recipe (we call ours fridge bottom curry), but I love the sound of this turkey and sweet potato curry from Diary of a Frugal Family. My tip for encouraging kids to eat curry is to serve it with coconut yogurt so they can cool theirs and we love making our own naan breads
Do you have any favorite Leftover turkey recipes? Please do leave the recipe in the comments or a link to it.
Lots of delicious turkey inspiration here, especially the spring rolls! Thanks for including my Scrumptious Turkey Pie:-)
Lots of ideas here, my freezer has several tubs of turkey in it. thanks for including my pies.
What a fabulous selection. Thanks so much for featuring my turkey risotto – We had steak for Christmas Dinner. I didn’t half miss the risotto (not so much the turkey dinner!). Hope you had a good Christmas, Jen – I always think of you at this time of year x
What great ideas! We didn’t have a turkey this year but I’ll pass these on to friends and try to remember for next year! 🙂
Oh my goodness, so many tasty looking recipes. We are having turkey pie tomorrow. I will be back to check these out though
Luckily I didn’t cook Christmas dinner so we have no leftovers here, but my mother in law always makes a turkey and leek pie out of hers for us to have with them a couple of days after.
Probably seen this post a bit late. I love Turkey sandwiches and we made a turkey curry too
Great ideas although we didn’t have any leftovers to use up this year 😉
I LOVE turkey leftovers but rarely host Christmas so rarely get any!!!
I love having loads of turkey left over after our Christmas dinner. This year though, the kids seemed to scoff it all before I managed to use it for any recipes apart from a small turkey stew I made with some turkey they missed!
Some great ideas- I like the idea of using the turkey on pizza.
We don’t really have left over Turkey as I buy a joint big enough for us for two days, and our cat had the left over bits! Great recipes though 🙂 Happy New Year! Kaz x
Thaks very much for including my recipe Jen, I hope you had a great Christmas x