5 Fun Recipes For Your Turkey Leftovers

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Got a fridge full of turkey? Feeling uninspired? Get those creative juices flowing with these delicious, diet-friendly recipes.

Some of them call for chicken or ground turkey. Simply swap that with yesterday’s carved turkey to give your old bird new wings.

Turkey Frittata


Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps from Skinnytaste

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Sunday Slow-Cooker: Apple BBQ Pulled Turkey from Slender Kitchen

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Skinny Chick-en (err Turkey) Salad

skinny chicken salad

Sweet & Savory Enchiladas from Brit & Co.

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I would suggest replacing the sour cream with FF Greek Yogurt for an healthy upgrade, and leaving off the cranberry sauce if yours is loaded with sugar.

And one *extra* recipe, yesterday’s Sweet Potato Pumpkin Turkey Chili!


Just skip the step of browning the ground turkey and throw your already cooked, carved turkey into the pot with the other ingredients.

Enjoy your three day weekend!

* This post is linked to Show Off Fridays.

Weigh In: What’s your post-Thanksgiving routine? Will you be hitting the gym hard to work off all that pie or continuing to indulge until Sunday?


  1. Not a big turkey fan but I will definitely be making a frittata and chicken salad next week! I need to go through your site more. You have awesome, easy recipes! Thank you for sharing Haylie Duff’s site too. Was pretty neutral on her but love a girl who eats well! 🙂
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    • Whitney English says:

      I felt the same way about her until I checked out her site. She seems like a very cool, down-to-earth girl. Hope you enjoy the recipes!

  2. Great ideas! I’m ogling the Apple BBQ Turkey. I need a slow cooker!
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  3. That turkey frittata looks great. Making chili out of leftovers is also an excellent idea. I usually just make sandwiches, soup and turkey enchiladas.
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  4. My leftovers are currently being cooked into soup! If there’s anything left I’m going to use it in that chicken (eer-turkey) salad 😉
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  5. Loving these recipes, especially those enchiladas!

  6. These look like delicious ideas! Thanks for sharing at Show Off Friday! See you again next time 🙂

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