34 Editor-Approved Ways to Use Up Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
All our favorites in one place.
Nov 1, 2023
Turkey Still Frozen? Don't Panic and Try These Two ThingsSkills
Even the most well-seasoned cooks have experienced the dread of the turkey still being frozen or half frozen on Thanksgiving morning. Maybe you decided to host last minute, or your fridge was so packed with holiday meal prep, that big bird in your fridge just did not thaw. Don’t panic — whether you’re 24 hours out from roasting the turkey or your family is arrive later in the afternoon, you’ve got options.
Nov 17, 2023
How to Know If Your Thanksgiving Turkey Is Actually DoneSkills
When is the turkey done? What temperature should it be? These are important questions, and we have the answers you need so you can cook a safe and delicious turkey in the oven. First thing’s first: When the turkey’s internal temperature registers a steady 165°F in the thigh, the meat is done.It’s an important number to remember because, when it comes to Thanksgiving food, a lovely roast turkey is usually the centerpiece of the holiday spread.
Nov 17, 2023
How To Reheat Turkey So It Never Dries It OutSkills
Every year, we look forward to the pure post-Thanksgiving joy that is turkey leftovers. But did you know there’s a right way to reheat turkey? Here, we’ll cover the best way to reheat your leftover turkey to keep it as moist and delicious as possible. And if “best” translates to “fastest” for you, we have some guidelines for microwaving those leftovers, too. As a rule of thumb, leftovers should be heated the same way that they were cooked.
Oct 24, 2023
The Easiest Way to Carve a TurkeySkills
It's time to learn, once and for all.
Nov 1, 2023
26 Rules for How to Do Thanksgiving This YearSkills
You’ll thank yourself later.
Nov 20, 2023
The Terrified Beginner's Guide to Deep-Frying a Thanksgiving TurkeyRecipes
Find *everything* you need to know to safely fry the crispiest, most delicious holiday turkey at home.
Nov 14, 2023
25 Turkey Recipes For Every Type of Thanksgiving Host
We've got classic, bacon-wrapped, and everything in between.
Nov 15, 2023
Hosting a smaller Thanksgiving? This Is How to Cook Your TurkeyRecipes
Skip the whole bird for a supremely juicy cut.
Nov 1, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Thawing Your Thanksgiving TurkeySkills
Got a frozen bird? We got you.
Nov 13, 2023
This Turkey Pot Pie Is the Tastiest Way to Use Up All Your LeftoversRecipes
It might even be better than the Thanksgiving meal itself.
Nov 16, 2023
Why You Should *Never* Rinse Your Thanksgiving TurkeySkills
Big mistake. Huge.
Nov 16, 2023
3 Wrong Ways to Thaw a Turkey (Plus, How to Do It Safely)Skills
In life, we are occasionally presented with some tough choices. Choices that have a clear right and a clear wrong — but those options can start to get a little fuzzy if you look at them for too long. Yes, under certain circumstances, with a certain amount of stress and a certain amount of not-very-logical thinking, that wrong choice can start to look very (very) right. For instance, your turkey is frozen solid.
Oct 31, 2023
How to Turn Leftover Turkey Bones Into Liquid GoldRecipes
Just add water.
Nov 15, 2023
11 Easy Ground Turkey Recipes for Lunch or DinnerRecipes
From bolognese, to burgers, to meatloaf, and more.
Nov 15, 2023
This One Step Guarantees Your Thanksgiving Turkey Will Never Dry OutRecipes
Get ready for the whole table to rave.
Nov 15, 2023
The Simple Secret to Juicy, Flavorful TurkeyRecipes
You'll never want to prep it any other way.
Nov 15, 2023
This Is the Easiest, Simplest Way to Roast a Whole TurkeyRecipes
If you get anxious, just remember: Roasting a turkey is just like roasting a large chicken.
Nov 15, 2023
These Cheesy Enchiladas Are the Perfect Way to Use Up Holiday LeftoversRecipes
Because leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches are overrated.
Nov 14, 2023
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Timeline: When to Thaw, Brine & Cook Your BirdSkills
People feel a lot of pressure when it comes to making Thanksgiving turkey. While some make it the same way year after year, others are tackling the big bird for the first time and even doing a practice run. How long does it take to defrost? How do you brine or dry-brine it? When do you put it in the oven?
Nov 14, 2023
When Should You Take Your Turkey out of the Freezer?Skills
Three words: Thaw. The. Turkey.
Nov 14, 2023
How To Spatchcock a Turkey (An Easier, Simpler Way!)Recipes
While some might believe that the whole Thanksgiving meal centers around the picture-perfect carving of a whole roasted turkey at the table, we’ve found that it can be tricky to cook a bird with such out-of-proportion dimensions and a very thick breast evenly. There’s an easy technique of preparing the turkey, however, that gives you more control over the cooking process and cooks the turkey a lot faster too: spatchcocking.
Nov 13, 2023
It’s Turkey Time! Here’s Where to Buy the Best Thanksgiving Birds Online
The drumsticks, leftover sandwiches, and sweet, sweet tryptophan are just a few clicks away.
Nov 13, 2023
7 Turkey Platters for a Deliciously Stylish ThanksgivingTools
Serve your holiday feast in style!
Nov 10, 2023
What Exactly Is a Carving Knife? Do You Need One? And Which One Should You Get?
We've got all those answers. And yes, you do need one. Luckily, our pick is under $40!
Nov 8, 2023
Why Does Turkey Make You So Sleepy?Skills
When the holidays finally roll around, one thing you know you’ll be doing is eating a lot of really delicious food. Amidst all of the honey-glazed ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole, you’re sure to have your fair share of roasted turkey come Thanksgiving. One feeling many of us are familiar with is post-Thanksgiving dinner fatigue.
Nov 7, 2023
How To Cook a Frozen TurkeyRecipes
Against all odds, yes, it works.
Nov 6, 2023
The One Thing You Need to Do Before Roasting Your Thanksgiving Turkey
Happy Hosting!
Psst: It's hiding in your kitchen drawer.
Nov 6, 2023
The Trick to a Perfectly Done Turkey Is Easier than You ThinkSkills
It’ll help you avoid the dreaded soggy skin.
Nov 3, 2023
The Key to a Flavorful Turkey Is in the Seasoning BlendSkills
Make your bird truly taste like Thanksgiving.
Nov 3, 2023
This Is Exactly How Long to Cook Your Turkey on ThanksgivingSkills
You’ll want to save this chart.
Nov 3, 2023
When Calculating the Amount of Turkey per Person, Use This Simple RuleSkills
Bonus: You'll be able to have plenty of leftovers.
Nov 1, 2023
The Unorthodox Turkey-Roasting Method That Changes EverythingRecipes
It's key to the juiciest Thanksgiving bird.
Oct 19, 2023
I Swear By This Old-Fashioned Turkey Gravy Every ThanksgivingRecipes
It's the best every time.
Oct 16, 2023
Crispy Roasted Turkey Legs Are a Holiday Main That's as Easy as a Weeknight DinnRecipes
Plus they'll solve one of Thanksgiving's most common disputes.
Oct 4, 2023
This Retro Method for Cooking a Turkey Still Really WorksRecipes
Plus, there's little to no clean up.
Sep 20, 2023
These Turkey Ricotta Meatballs Will Win You a Small VictoryRecipes
The first thing I ever cooked for my wife, Grace, were these meatballs
Aug 28, 2023
How To Grill a Spatchcocked TurkeyRecipes
I’m lucky enough that I live in temperate California with weather that’s suitable for grilling pretty much all year long, save for a few rainy days here and there. When we decided to grill the turkey for our Thanksgiving gathering this year, I was really excited about it — it’s the perfect excuse to be outdoors yet still be getting the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner cooked.
Aug 11, 2023
Rosie Mayes’ Slow-Cooker Smothered Turkey WingsRecipes
In just a few short hours, the turkey wings will be fork-tender.
Feb 16, 2023
The 5 Most Important Turkey Tips from a Butterball Talk-Line ExpertSkills
Including what to do if you forgot to thaw your turkey.
Nov 23, 2022
Truss Your Turkey Without Twine with Sohla El-Waylly’s Easy TrickSkills
Save some time by not having to pick up twine!
Nov 22, 2022
For a Perfectly Roasted Turkey, Skip the Roasting PanSkills
Use this instead.
Nov 19, 2022
Ina Garten’s Ingenious Hack Will Keep Your Turkey Nice and Juicy, Even After You Slice ItSkills
Dry, cold turkey will be no longer be a problem!
Nov 18, 2022
3 Simple Steps for Crispy Skin on Your Turkey Every TimeSkills
PSA: Moisture is the enemy of crispy skin.
Nov 8, 2022
We Tried 8 Methods for Getting Crispy Turkey Skin and a Clear Winner EmergedSkills
It was super-juicy and delicious, too!
Nov 5, 2022
The 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Deep-Frying a TurkeySkills
Plus, what to do instead.
Nov 3, 2022
Everything You Need to Deep-Fry a Turkey at Home — Safely!Tools
These essential tools will make the task of frying a turkey easier and safer.
Nov 3, 2022
Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Vegetable SoupRecipes
This is the recipe to make if you got sent home with turkey leftovers.
Oct 29, 2022
This Showstopping Roulade Is Turkey and Stuffing All in OneRecipes
Leaving you more space on the plate for sides.
Oct 29, 2022
5 Quick Dinners That Start with a Pound of Ground Turkey
Snapshot Cooking
Proof that ground turkey is the MVP of weeknight cooking.
Oct 5, 2022
How To Make a Bacon-Wrapped TurkeyRecipes
Tuck your turkey in with a bacon blanket for the juiciest, smokiest, most flavor-packed turkey yet.
Oct 4, 2022
Turkey à la King Is a Rich and Creamy Way to Use Thanksgiving LeftoversRecipes
The perfect solution once you're tired of day-after sandwiches.
Sep 29, 2022
Smoked Turkey Is the Best Way to Upgrade Your Thanksgiving DinnerRecipes
It's easier than you think and also frees up the oven for other things!
Sep 24, 2022
This Twist on Swedish Meatballs Will Become an Instant Family FavoriteRecipes
It's the quick and cozy dinner you crave.
Sep 6, 2022
What Is the Best Way To: Cook a Turkey?Skills
Most cooks only cook a whole turkey once or twice a year. So it’s a kitchen task that fills them with dread; it’s so big! So unwieldy! So fraught with culinary terror! Well, the turkey shouldn’t be so scary, even though it is indeed very big. What is the very best way to cook a moist, tender turkey — on Thanksgiving, or any day of the year? Do you have a failproof method?Here are a few more posts on cooking that big bird.
May 13, 2022
How To Make Turkey Gravy for ThanksgivingRecipes
Last minute check: Do you know how to make gravy? Some people swear that gravy is the most essential part of Thanksgiving dinner, touching everything on your plate with its savory essence of turkey. No pressure, right? Here are a few tips and links for making your own gravy — it’s really not that hard.First of all, what is gravy? It isn’t some mysterious liquid essence of turkey (as we used to think it was, since we were never involved with this part of the Thanksgiving meal.
May 12, 2022
Dutch Oven Braised Turkey RecipeRecipes
Yes, Thanksgiving can be a one-pot meal.
Nov 21, 2019
No Roasting Pan? Here 5 Alternatives You Might Already Have in Your KitchenTools
No roasting pan? No problem!
Nov 8, 2021
Alex Guarnaschelli’s Butter-Soaked Cheesecloth Hack Will Make Your Turkey the Star of ThanksgivingSkills
There won't be a dry turkey in sight with this hack.
Nov 12, 2021
How to Baste a Turkey or ChickenSkills
Basting is an easy way to add flavor and moisture — here's how to do it!
Nov 8, 2021
Thanksgiving Cooking School: How to Brine a TurkeyRecipes
When the Thanksgiving feast revolves around roast turkey, there can be a lot of pressure to pull off a bird that’s flavorful and moist enough; one that doesn’t have to be drowned in gravy or cranberry sauce. But pulling off a turkey doesn’t have to be intimidating or hard if you do one extra step ahead of time: Brine it first.
Nov 5, 2021
Miso-Butter Spatchcocked Turkey Is Destined to Be a New Thanksgiving Classic
Thanksgiving Food Fest
The best part? It cooks in an hour.
Nov 3, 2021
The Stuffing for Alexander Smalls' Roast Turkey Was Inspired by a Holiday Song
Thanksgiving Food Fest
Hint: It contains chestnuts!
Nov 1, 2021
This Recipe Will Change the Way You Think About TurkeyRecipes
The red chimichurri is a game-changer.
Oct 22, 2021
Yes, You Probably Need a Turkey BasterTools
If you're making your turkey the classic way, we really suggest picking up this one handy helper.
Oct 21, 2021