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.

potato topped turkey pot pie | i am a food blog

Thanksgiving croquettes

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!

tiktok salmon recipe |

Noodle-based Thanksgiving leftover recipes

Turkey spaghetti

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.

chicken spaghetti recipe |

Turkey curry udon

Japanese curry is such a comfort food vibe! Creamy, thick, and so satisfying, especially with udon noodles.

Turkey BBH

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. 

egg fried rice recipe |

Turkey banh mi

A Vietnamese sub with turkey, crispy sunny side up eggs, cilantro, jalapeños, cucumbers, and carrots. 

egg and turkey breakfast banh mi recipe -

Turkey yakiudon

Fancy up your yakiudon with turkey. Super simple, just substitute the pork for turkey and slurp away.

yakiudon recipe -


  1. Sabrina says:

    great ideas, best may be turkey bun bo hue! Thank you for all of them

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