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15 Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

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Looking for recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving leftovers? Here are 15 healthy Thanksgiving leftover recipes to help you use up that turkey, stuffing, potatoes and cranberry sauce! More than just soups and sandwiches.
Collage of 4 Thanksgiving leftover recipes, with text label at bottom.

Collage of 4 Thanksgiving leftover recipes, with text label at bottom.

If I’m being honest, my favorite part of holiday cooking is the list of Thanksgiving leftover recipes that we cook after feast day.

We always cook a big turkey even when it’s just the four of us. Our go-to roast turkey recipe produces the juiciest herb-flavored meat, which is ideal for stirring into soups or piling on sandwiches.

At the top of the list is the always-requested turkey corn chowder, which is a hit with a ton of readers, too. I love getting your comments on that chowder after Thanksgiving! But that’s not all – be sure to scroll down for more fantastic ideas.

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Below are 15 of my favorite recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers. I divided the recipes into four sections, though some of them fit into multiple categories. Dive in and you might find a recipe to rival the best turkey sandwich!

Click on the category to skip directly to those recipes or just scroll through to see them all.

Leftover Turkey Recipes

Light Turkey (or Chicken) & Corn Chowder Recipe

This light corn chowder recipe uses leftover turkey or chicken. It’s hearty, satisfying and a fraction of the calories of most chowders. 223 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP

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Put that leftover turkey to good use in this comforting, healthy Turkey Noodle Soup (Instant Pot or stovetop). Filled with fresh herbs. 255 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SP | Pressure Cooker | Homemade | Recipe | Easy | Healthy | Left Over | Instapot | From Scratch #turkeysoup #instantpot #pressurecooker #weightwatchers #leftoversrecipes #souprecipesPut that leftover turkey to good use in this comforting, healthy Turkey Noodle Soup (Instant Pot or stovetop). Filled with fresh herbs. 255 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SP | Pressure Cooker | Homemade | Recipe | Easy | Healthy | Left Over | Instapot | From Scratch #turkeysoup #instantpot #pressurecooker #weightwatchers #leftoversrecipes #souprecipes

Turkey Noodle Soup (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

Put that leftover turkey to good use in this comforting, healthy Turkey Noodle Soup (Instant Pot or stovetop). Filled with fresh herbs. 255 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SP

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Leftovers have never tasted so good! These Turkey (or chicken), cranberry and goat cheese stuffed sweet potatoes are healthy and delicious. 274 calories and 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle SPLeftovers have never tasted so good! These Turkey (or chicken), cranberry and goat cheese stuffed sweet potatoes are healthy and delicious. 274 calories and 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP

Turkey, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Leftovers have never tasted so good! These Turkey (or chicken), cranberry and goat cheese stuffed sweet potatoes are healthy and delicious. 274 calories and 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP

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Turkey, cranberry and vegetable wrap sandwich. Apple, broccoli sprouts and bowls in the background.Turkey, cranberry and vegetable wrap sandwich. Apple, broccoli sprouts and bowls in the background.

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich Wrap

Leftover turkey cranberry sandwich, wrap-style! Cranberry sauce, cream cheese and tons of veggies make this easy sandwich both tasty and healthy.

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Turkey mulligatawny soup is a great way to use up turkey leftovers. Substitute rotisserie chicken if you don't have turkey. Tons of flavor in this dairy-free version! 238 calories and 2 Weight Watchers SP #souprecipes #thanksgiving #weightwatchersTurkey mulligatawny soup is a great way to use up turkey leftovers. Substitute rotisserie chicken if you don't have turkey. Tons of flavor in this dairy-free version! 238 calories and 2 Weight Watchers SP #souprecipes #thanksgiving #weightwatchers

Turkey Mulligatawny Soup Recipe

Turkey mulligatawny soup is a great way to use up turkey leftovers. Substitute rotisserie chicken if you don’t have turkey. Tons of flavor in this dairy-free version! 238 calories and 2 Weight Watchers SP

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This Baked Tortellini casserole is a fantastic way to use up leftover turkey or chicken. 335 calories and 9 Weight Watchers SmartPointsThis Baked Tortellini casserole is a fantastic way to use up leftover turkey or chicken. 335 calories and 9 Weight Watchers SmartPoints

Baked Tortellini with Turkey, Butternut Squash & Chard Recipe

This Baked Tortellini casserole is a fantastic way to use up leftover turkey or chicken. 335 calories and 9 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP

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Leftover Turkey (or Chicken) Lasagna Rolls with Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach {Low Fat}

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When you have leftover turkey (or chicken), try these lasagna rolls, filled with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach.

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This turkey panini recipe is always a favorite in our house. The simple mix of turkey, apple, Cheddar cheese and arugula is delightfully simple and tasty. 235 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SP #panini #healthyrecipes #weightwatchersThis turkey panini recipe is always a favorite in our house. The simple mix of turkey, apple, Cheddar cheese and arugula is delightfully simple and tasty. 235 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SP #panini #healthyrecipes #weightwatchers

Turkey Panini Recipe with Apple, Cheddar & Arugula

Turkey Panini with Apple, Cheddar and Arugula… The perfect lunchtime sandwich! 235 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints

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Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes

You won’t be able to eat just one of these Baked Mashed Potato Bites, the perfect lightened-up appetizer! For 2 bites…81 calories and Freestyle SPYou won’t be able to eat just one of these Baked Mashed Potato Bites, the perfect lightened-up appetizer! For 2 bites…81 calories and Freestyle SP

Baked Mashed Potato Bites Recipe

You won’t be able to eat just one of these Baked Mashed Potato Bites, the perfect lightened-up appetizer! For 2 bites…81 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP

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Scoop of shepherd's pie on a silver serving spoon. Casserole dish of shepherd's pie below.Scoop of shepherd's pie on a silver serving spoon. Casserole dish of shepherd's pie below.

Indian-Inspired Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Flavorful and comforting! This Indian-Inspired Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is from the new Skinnytaste Meal Prep cookbook. Rich in flavor and low in calories.

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Cheesy Chile Leftover Mashed Potato Patties Recipe

Leftover mashed potatoes get turned into healthy, cheesy chile patties for a fantastic side dish or snack. 135 calories and 4 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP

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Leftover Stuffing Recipes

Sausage Stuffing Stuffed Spaghetti Squash…All the flavors of our favorite Thanksgiving stuffing mixed into healthy spaghetti squash! 355 calories and 8 Weight Watchers SmartPointsSausage Stuffing Stuffed Spaghetti Squash…All the flavors of our favorite Thanksgiving stuffing mixed into healthy spaghetti squash! 355 calories and 8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints

Sausage Stuffing Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Sausage Stuffing Stuffed Spaghetti Squash…All the flavors of our favorite Thanksgiving stuffing mixed into healthy spaghetti squash! 343 calories and 9 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP

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Easy Leftover Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms

Leftover Thanksgiving stuffing is a great way to dress up stuffed mushrooms. Only 6 ingredients needed!

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Recipes

3-Ingredient Brie & Cranberry Phyllo Turnovers Recipe

Brie cheese and cranberry sauce are tucked into phyllo dough to make irresistibly flaky and cheesy appetizer turnovers. 58 calories

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This post was updated on November 25, 2020.

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