1. Food
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Top Recipes for Leftover Turkey

By

Rev-up that leftover turkey with these mouth-watering recipes for everything from enchiladas to tostadas. All of the recipes feature leftover cooked turkey and loads of Mexican flavor. Turkey is actually indigenous to Mexico and was a part of the Aztec diet along with tomatoes, squash and sometimes iguana.

1. Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas
Turkey Enchiladas
Who doesn't love enchildas? Here is a recipe for a hearty enchilada dish made with turkey, salsa, cheese and green chile sauce. You will love it so much you may find yourself cooking turkey more often.

2. Turkey Tacos

Turkey stuffed Tacos
Turkey stuffed Tacos
This taco filling recipe features shredded turkey, jalapenos, cilantro and Mexican spices for a burst of Mexican flavor. Use your choice of steaming hot corn or flour tortillas and serve the tacos with a selection of toppings such as chopped tomato, chopped onion, chile sauce and salsa.

3. Creamy Corn and Turkey Soup

Creamy Corn and Turkey Soup
Creamy Corn and Turkey Soup
This is one of my favorite uses for leftover Turkey. A creamy broth with chunks of succulent turkey and sweet corn is rich and satisfying. Serve with a stack of steaming flour tortillas so you can sop up the last bits of soup at the bottom of the bowl.

4. Shredded Turkey Sopes

Sopes with Shredded Turkey
Sopes with Shredded Turkey
These cakes of masa are topped with leftover turkey, red chile sauce, roasted green chiles and green olives. Smear a layer of beans on each masa cake before topping it with this delicious turkey mixture. Add a few crumbles of cotija cheese to the top for a delicious presentation.

5. Turkey Tostadas

Tostadas are served like an open-faced taco, with different layers of ingredients. Top your tostada with a layer of refried beans, shredded turkey, shredded cheese, tomatoes, onions and cilantro.

6. Turkey Flautas

Turkey Flautas
Turkey Flautas
Kind of like a rolled up tostada, these crunchy-fried rolled tortillas stuffed with turkey, and chile sauce is a great meal or a snack. Make as many as you like with this adjustable recipe.

7. Turkey and Onion Empanadas

Empanadas
Empanadas
This turkey and sweet onion filling for empanadas is slightly sweet and very unique. Since your turkey is already cooked, it's even easier to make the filling.

8. Turkey Tortas made with Bolillos

Turkey Torta
Turkey Torta
A thick, chewy bread that you can fill with shredded turkey, guacamole, sliced tomatoes and lettuce.

9. Turkey Tamales

Tamales
Tamales
Traditional tamales with a turkey, potato and chile filling. Make extras to freeze so you can enjoy them all year long.
  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Mexican Food
  4. History and Information
  5. Top Picks
  6. Leftover Turkey Recipes

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.