Now, with plenty of turkey left, there are plenty of ways through which you can use them, like for a quick snack or as a proper meal. Here, I am sharing the best Thanksgiving leftover recipe that is easy to make, and your family will love it. So, let’s get started.

A Quick Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe

The first Thanksgiving leftover recipe is

1.     Grilled Turkey Brie, & Cranberry Quesadillas

This recipe is written for a group or family of 3. For that, you will need

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe


  • Tortillas – 4
  • Leftover turkey – 2 cups. Cooked and chopped
  • Whole cranberry sauce – ¾ cup
  • Wheel of brie – 1, 8 oz. sliced thinly
  • Olive oil

How to make it?

  1. Preheat your grill to the medium heat fire.
  2. Take the tortillas and stuff them with an even amount of all the ingredients. Fold it carefully.
  3. Take a brush and lightly brush the olive oil on the outer part of your tortilla.
  4. Now, grill your tortillas on direct heat for a minute and then for another minute on indirect heat to melt the cheese.
  5. Remove it from the grill.

You can use your regular grill for apartment to make this quick recipe.

2.     Turkey Tetrazzini with Leftover

To make it, you will need

Thankgiving leftover recipe


  • Spaghetti – Thin, 1 pack of 7 oz.
  • Cubed cooked Turkey – 2 cups
  • Mushrooms – Fresh, 1 sliced
  • Onion – chopped 1 small
  • Butter – 3 tbs
  • Cheddar cheese – Shredded 1 cup
  • Mushroom soup – condensed cream, 1 cup
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Poultry seasoning – ½ tsp
  • Mustard – 1/8 tsp
  • Mozzarella cheese – shredded 1 cup part-skim
  • Parmesan cheese – 1 tbs
  • Fresh parsley – minced

How to make it?

  1. Boil the spaghetti, cut them in half, and cook them according to its direction.
  2. Grease a baking dish (11 x 7 inches). Top the dish with half turkey chunks.
  3. Saute mushrooms and onions in butter separately in a skillet.
  4. Pour the soup, seasoning, and milk, whisk them, and blend it well.
  5. Add cheddar cheese and keep stirring on medium heat till it melts. Pour the cooked part into the baking dish. And add the remaining turkey on the top.
  6. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake it at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or till the cheese till it melts. Sprinkle the parsley at the end.

3.     Turkey Sandwich with Raspberry Mustard Spread

This recipe measurements are mentioned according to 2 servings. You can increase the amount as per the number of people. To make this delicious a quick recipe, you will need

Homemade Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Sandwich with Stuffing and Cranberry


  • Turkey Breast – sliced, 6 oz.
  • Honey – 1 tbs
  • Brown mustard – spicy 1 tbs
  • Red raspberry preserves – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seed – ¼ tsp
  • Olive oil – 1 tbs
  • Mushroom – 4 oz. fresh mushrooms must be sliced thinly
  • Baby spinach – 1 cup fresh, coarsely chopped
  • Chili powder – ½ tsp
  • Garlic – minced 1 clove
  • Multigrain bread – 4 slices
  • Avocado – ½ medium sliced, must ripe

How to make it?

  1. Take a bowl and add mustard, honey, and mustard seeds. Mix them.
  2. heat a small amount of oil on a medium flame in a skillet. Cook mushrooms for 4 to 5 minutes and stir until they become tender.
  3. Next, add spinach, garlic, chili powder. Let them cook for another three to four minutes. Now all the cooking part is done.
  4. Now, take the toast slices. Spread the mustard mixture on them. Put one aside.
  5. Layer your sandwich with turkey, mushrooms, and avocado.
  6. Place the other toast on the top.
  7. Now, finally, heat your grill at a medium flame. Place the sandwich on the indirect heat for a minute (both sides) on it and get the marks. You can also add cheese if you want. In that case, you must place it on the direct heat on the grill until the cheese melts.

It is ready to serve.

Since the turkey is a big bird, you will still be left with a considerable chunk even after an entire family feast. What you need to take care of is how you store it properly. Here is how to secure the Thanksgiving leftovers properly.


How to Store Thanksgiving Leftovers Properly?

Note: When saving your leftovers, ensure they are not hot. If they are, let them come to room temperature before refrigerating it.

  1. The best way to preserve Thanksgiving leftovers, whether turkey or other side dishes, is to cut the food into small portions according to your fridge size.
  2. Take the portions and place them in the air-tight containers. This is the ideal method as it will not take up much space in your refrigerator. Or you can also take the vacuum seal bags and freeze them for later.
  3. Save the turkey in large containers if you want to preserve them without cutting them. If you are keeping it as a whole, place it on the container and wrap it with a cling properly so its aroma does not mix with the remaining stuff.

You can also check out the Thanksgiving Special Grilled Turkey Recipe on our other page.


Hi, this is Ammy, the Happy Griller. I am a self-taught grilling enthusiast who now wants to share her experiences with the readers for better results.

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