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9 Delicious Crockpot Dishes to Make the Most of Your Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

No Leftovers to Throw Away! Crockpot Turkey Recipes To The Rescue

 If you’re like me, there’s nothing better than a big holiday meal with family and friends. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce – is there anything better? 

Turkey is one of my favorite foods for so many reasons: it’s healthy and delicious and most people love it.  However, after I stuff myself with three different types of pie on Thanksgiving day (not just because they’re delicious, but also because it would be rude not to, am I right?), all I want to do is roll myself into bed and take a nap!

Like most people, you now have a huge turkey left in your fridge and you’re wondering what to do with it before it spoils!  Most likely, you’ll eat a little bit and then throw the rest away!

This year though, I’m going to change that!

Using the slow cooker saves on prep time, since the instructions are usually so simple. Most are “dump and go.” Just what I need after the hrs and mins spent cooking on Thanksgiving Day! 

Here are some leftover turkey crockpot recipes that will make sure your Thanksgiving turkey gets used up in many delicious ways.

My Favorite Slow Cooker That I Use For My Family

We are a family of 4 and I use this size crockpot and it works perfect for us.  A lot of the times I double recipes and this works just fine.

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The Best Leftover Turkey Crockpot Recipes to Try!

#1 Slow Cooker Turkey Soup

Do you have a bunch of leftover turkey in the fridge after Thanksgiving?  Make this amazing slow cooker turkey soup with chicken broth, garlic and poultry seasoning.  It’s guaranteed to warm your soul and fill up your belly with goodness.  The best part is it’s super easy to make and feeds many people so you’ll be able to share with others too..  Add all of the ingredients into the slow cooker, cover and cook for 6-8 hours. 

#2 Slow Cooker Turkey & Dumplings

This slow cooker turkey & dumplings recipe helps you to use up any leftover turkey and slowly cooks it up in a rich broth with herbs and vegetables to create an irresistible filling for fluffy buttermilk biscuits.  I like to use frozen peas and carrots because I’m too lazy to chop up carrots.

#3 Slow Cooker Turkey Pie

This slow cooker turkey pie is a great recipe to help use up all that leftover cooked turkey.  This easy to make hearty meal is perfect for the holiday season.  This dish is filling and easy to make, therefore perfect for the holidays.

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#4 Slow Cooker Turkey Barley Soup

Slow cooker turkey barley soup is a hearty, filling meal that will warm you up on the coldest day.  The secret to this recipe?  It’s made in your crockpot!  This means it can be slow cooked all day without any effort at all.

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#5 Slow Cooker Turkey Tetrazzini

The best food is the food you don’t have to cook!  Slow cooker turkey terazzini is a dish that will make your life easier and feed your family for days.  It’s made with a can of chicken soup, diced onion and comes out deliciously creamy.  All you need to do is dump all the ingredients into a crockpot, cover and cook for the appropriate cook time.   This one-pot meal will be ready when you are! 

#6 Slow Cooker Turkey Casserole

This slow cooker turkey casserole is easy peasy to make and the perfect dish to use up your leftover cooked turkey.  Throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker, including the 2 cans of chicken soup and 1 cup of frozen mixed veggies.   The cook time for this recipe is approximately 6-8 hours on low  Now you will come home to a home cooked meal everyone will love.

I hope this post inspires you to get creative and use up all those leftovers from thanksgiving.

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#7 Slow Cooker Turkey Curry

Use up some of your leftover turkey to make this delicious slow cooker turkey curry.  There are a few more ingredients needed for this recipe, but for the most part you are dumping everything into the slow cooker and leaving it to do the hard work!  This recipe will have the neighbors knocking on your door!

#8 Slow Cooker Turkey Stew

This slow cooker turkey stew recipe uses up all your leftover Thanksgiving food in one easy-to-make dish that will never leave you feeling hungry.  It has all the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner in every delicious spoonful.

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#9 Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Leftover slow cooker turkey chili is a great recipe to use up the leftover meat from your Thanksgiving dinner!  Making slow cooker turkey chili couldn’t be easier and it’s delicious.  You can make this recipe as mild or spicy as you like by using a few different kinds of canned chilies. 

Easy Leftover Turkey Crockpot Recipes

If you’re looking for a way to use up that leftover turkey, try one of the delicious recipes above.  These slow cooker recipes will make your cooking experience easy and effortless while helping you get rid of all those leftovers from Thanksgiving.  Give them a try the next time you find yourself with lots of turkey leftovers!

What do you do with your leftover turkey?  If you have a favorite recipe, please share below.

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Grainne Foley

Grainne Foley grew up in Ireland and spent summers caravanning around Europe with her family. Now, as a wife and mother of 2, she spent 5 years traveling the USA as a full time RVing family. She is passionate about travel, and helping others who are considering the RV lifestyle. She has created dozens of helpful RVing checklists which are available throughout the website, and has curated hundreds of simple, flavorful meals for families on the go.

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