These healthy leftover turkey recipes will turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into a healthy, delicious meal that will fight the post-holiday weight gain!
This post is being republished and updated to include this year’s Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes as well as timeless classics! All kinds of options here from soups, to casseroles, to breakfast and chili! There is something for everyone in this round-up!
In my house, leftover turkey makes enchiladas get made every single year. This tradition was passed down from Mr. Hungrys family, and because of it, I look forward to Thanksgiving. I’m not a fan of Thanksgiving food. I don’t hate it. It’s just that once a year is enough for me.
Mr. Hungry, on the other hand, happily eats it at any time of the year. Like his favorite fast-casual restaurant is Boston Market. And he LOVES that we have two Thanksgivings each year. About 1-2 months before Thanksgiving, I start developing healthy Thanksgiving recipes including healthy Thanksgiving side dishes and Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts. Then I make a turkey and develop some new healthy Thanksgiving leftover recipes! Then just a few short weeks later, we have a real Thanksgiving.
By real Thanksgiving, I’m sick of traditional Thanksgiving food, but leftovers, I could have all the time. Especially since I tend to douse said leftovers in enchilada sauce in various ways, as you will see below!
Tag me if you make one of these delicious recipes @hungryhobbyRD!
Healthy Leftover Turkey & Wild Rice Soup
I had to put this one at the top because it’s new this year but it’s officially Mr. Hungry’s favorite way to use Turkey!
This creamy leftover turkey and wild rice soup is the perfect flavor and veggie-packed healthy recipe to use your leftover turkey! Click here to get the recipe–>
Gluten-Free Leftover Turkey Enchilada Bake
This one is my tried and true basic enchilada recipe, the one we make most years, but not all. It is most like traditional enchiladas, but it’s gluten-free so everyone can enjoy it! It’s also the easiest of all the recipes, so after cooking a big meal, you aren’t into cooking again, this recipe is the one for you!
Leftover Turkey Breakfast Enchilada Bake
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, or more like brunch the day after Thanksgiving. Turn those leftovers into a delicious savory breakfast that is sure to be a huge hit!
Leftover Turkey Enchilada Sweet Potato Casserole
This one is my newest recipe for those of you who feel like you need to load up on the veggies after Thanksgiving, this one is for you! It’s full of zucchini, sweet potatoes, turkey, and savory enchilada flavor. It’s the back on track version of Thanksgiving leftovers!
Low Carb Leftover Turkey Enchilada Casserole
Of all the recipes, this one is the healthiest! Replace the corn tortillas with strips of zucchini for a veggie-packed casserole, and believe it or not, you won’t even miss the tortillas. Not only that, but it’s even freezer friendly!
Leftover Turkey EnchiladasAnother classic style enchilada recipe, but instead of bake, enchiladas are individually rolled for a more authentic presentation.
Healthy Leftover Turkey Chili
This leftover turkey chili is the perfect way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey! It’s thick and hearty, loaded with veggies, and perfect for pouring on top of leftover stuffing, cornbread, or even mash potatoes!
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