Do you ever wonder what you can do with all of that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? There’s many soltuions of delicious recipes that you can make from it while it is still fresh so that it does not go to waste! Some of these recipes are very quick and easy to make. They are also inexpensive, because after all, you do have oe of the main ingredients!

One solution comes from a southern cooking blog, it is Turkey Pasta Casserole with Asparagus and Cheddar Cheese. The ingredients are as follows:

  • 8 ounces mini penne pasta or similar shape
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning blend, or to taste
  • cooked asparagus, cut in 1-inch pieces, about 2 cups
  • 3 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 8 ounces shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Heat oven to 350°.Cook pasta in boiling water following package directions.

In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter; add bell pepper and sauté until tender. Add garlic and green onion; sauté for 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until well blended. Stir in chicken broth, cooking until thickened. Stir in milk; continue cooking, stirring frequently, until thickened and hot. Add seasonings, asparagus, and turkey; heat through. Stir in cheese and cook until melted. Stir in the cooked drained pasta and pour into the prepared baking dish. Toss bread crumbs with 1 tablespoon melted butter and sprinkle over top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Serves 6 to 8.

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Another solution for leftovers from your Thanksgiving is Turkey Broccoli Quiche! This can be served as breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is quite simple and easy to put together and bake!


  • 1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


In a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook broccoli and onion, stirring frequently, until tender. Drain.Sprinkle broccoli and onion, turkey, and cheese into prepared pie shell.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs slightly; beat in half-and-half, curry powder, and salt. Pour egg mixture over turkey and broccoli mixture. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325° continue baking for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Enjoy this recipe and let me know how it is with your leftover turkey!

Another blog that offers plenty of quick recipes, some dealing with how to turn leftovers into meals, would be

I hope you all have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday!! Enjoy these recipes and please let me know if you have any suggestions on what you can turn our turkey into after the big day!