38 Low Carb Keto Ways to Love Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey – Super Fun!

Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Gluten Free Recipes, Low Carb Keto Recipes, Recipe Round-Ups | 5 comments

38 Low Carb Keto Ways to Love Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey – Super Fun!

Fluffy Chix Cook is a proponent of Lucky Leftover meals. Low carb keto cooking couldn’t be healthier or easier when strategic bulk meats (like the famous family leftover Thanksgiving Day turkey) are morphed into brand new dishes. Food gets used and doesn’t turn into a science experiment and countless hours in the kitchen get whittled away to next to nothing! Browse and enjoy 38 ways to love your leftover turkey! So let’s get to talking turkey!






The Fluffys are the champion for low carb keto Lucky Leftovers. Most weekday meals in the Fluffy Chix roost get prepared and created from the wily use of “bulk meats.” We make one big batch or base of protein, portion and freeze or refrigerate it and bam! Often, in less than 10-15 minutes we’ve either made or prepped a new dish that will then also potentially yield leftovers. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. And now is the time to be a buyer of turkey (if you have a DS9 = Deep Space 9 = Chest Freezer or Extra Freezer) that lives at your house. With turkey anywhere from $0.20/lb to $0.59/lb, you should be buying it up like there is no tomorrow. We have two 14 lb birds in the freezer waiting to be “set free” and liberated into our TBE (Char-broil The Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer) within the next month.




Not only will that leftover turkey yield many pounds of meat, but each carcass will yield two batches of rich, nutritious bone broth-a total of 6 quarts per bird. So I don’t know that there is a more low carb keto budget ingredient than turkey, unless it’s a “free” something. In order to maintain sanity and protect against turkey burnout, we’ve armed ourselves with great artillery! We’ve collected 38 of the best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes we could find, from our friends and fellow food bloggers.




Now some of these recipes may need a little tweaking and ingenuity! You may need to replace leftover Thanksgiving turkey for the meat specified in the recipe. You may need to use low carb tortillas or low carb bread (feel free to consult Fluffy Chix Cook’s Recipe Archives for sources of low carb bread, cornbread, wraps, and tortillas!). But despite that, use the recipes as a guide, inspiration or exact instructions for tasty meals with no leftover turkey taste!!




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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas (replace chicken with turkey) from Fluffy Chix Cook

Bacon Cabbage Soup (add leftover turkey to this gorgeous stew) from Nourished Caveman


Chipotle Chicken Chowder (sub turkey for chicken) from All Day I Dream About Food


Jalapenop Popper Casserole (repurpose the leftover cauli mash) from I Breathe, I’m Hungry


Fried Cabbage with Bacon (is just achin for some leftover turkey) from Cooking in College


Enchilada Chicken in the Crock Pot  (replace chicken with leftover turkey and decrease cooking time) from Pepper Scraps


Turkey & Butternut Squash Shepherd’s Pie (for even lower carbs sub in delicate or red kuri squash) from SCB


Low Carb Turkey Pot Pie from Your Lighter Side


Turkey Curry Soup from Fluffy Chix Cook (appears in Budget Low Carb in CarbSmart Magazine)


Turkey Tetrazinni from Maria Mind Body Health aka Keto Adapted


Twice Baked Cauliflower (repurpose the cauliflower mash) from Kitten Spice


Pumpkin Chicken Chili (replace chicken with turkey) from I Breathe, I’m Hungry


Easy Turkey Tomato Curry by Barry Parsons and Rock Recipes


Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup (replace chicken with leftover turkey) from Peace, Love and Low Carb


Turkey Hast from Fluffy Chix Cook doesn't taste like leftovers! JAE (Just add eggs!)

Turkey Hast from Fluffy Chix Cook doesn’t taste like leftovers! JAE (Just add eggs!)


Chicken Turkey Noodle Soup (you know what to do 😉 ) from Paleo in PDX


Turkey Poblano “Chalupas” from Buttoni’s Low Carb Recipes


Leftover Turkey Lettuce Wraps seen on Ready. Set. Cook


Kentucky Hot Brown Open-face Sandwiches from Fluffy Chix Cook (appears in Budget Low Carb in CarbSmart Magazine)


Turkey Cranberry Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette from The Novice Chef


Bacon Kale & Turkey Stew from The Kitchn


Ginger 3-Flavor Turkey Salad from Everybody Loves Salads


Leftover Turkey, Cranberry & Pesto Panini (use low carb focaccia bread from Fluffy Chix Cook) from Wine and Glue


Turkey Cracklins from Carb Wars Blog


Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin (JAT=Just Add Turkey!) from Our Life in Food


Chunky Turkey Soup (replace sweet potato with radishes or with red kuri squash) from Everyday Food via Martha Stewart


Tomatillo Turkey Casserole (replace corn tortillas with Lo Lo Wraps or Page 4 Wraps from Fluffy Chix Cook) from Sweet Life


Leftover Turkey Salad with Indian Spices from Kalyn’s Kitchen


Turkey and Dressing Casserole from Linda Sue


Pumpkin Custard (use up the leftover punkin!) from Domesticity Nouveau


Cranberry Feta Pinwheels (just a concept…use low carb wraps from Fluffy Chix)


Turkey Kale & Sun Dried Tomato Frittata from Table for Two


Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip from Vindulge


Turkey Cauli Shepherd’s Pie from Kalyn’s Kitchen


Turkey Cranberry Salad from What’s on Parker’s Plate


Turkey Hash from Fluffy Chix Cook


Turkey Enchiladas with Red Sauce (replace beef in recipe with turkey!) from Fluffy Chix Cook


Crack Slaw (JAT=Just Add Turkey) from DJ Foodie

And that concludes our Thanksgiving Leftover Round Up! Plenty of recipes to keep you feasing on turkey in non-turkular form for over a month of Sundays! For more low carb keto recipes visit our Recipes Index or take a look at Fluffy Chix Cook’s Meal Plans!












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  1. Since there are only two of us at home, I skip the big holiday spreads and go straight to the leftover portion of the show–I made turkey/cauli mash/cheese/pico quesadillas, turkey/cheese/green bean hand pies, and today, I’m going to prepare turkey “hot pockets” using this cauli crust recipe:


    • Yum!!!! So (psssssst, don’t tell ok?), the truth is? I’m a leftover lover!!!! I adore all the “mash-up” and mixing recipes!!! 😀 It’s like garanimals for food!!! You’re recipes sound divine girl!!! I use the MHKBM for the hotpockets/stuffed breads and it’s amazing!!! Can’t wait to have time to do for a turkey pot pie filling!! 😀

      Happy Thanksgiving girlie!!!

  2. Just found this: no-carb won tons http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/zero-carb-wontons/

    Maybe you could create a non-dairy turkey leftover masterpiece with this idea. I’m thinking cauli mashmixed with pico (Hubby’s favorite) in place of the cream cheese, or maybe raw veggies that’ll cook with the won ton itself.

    • Thanks for sharing! I will take a look at it! Love Maria’s inventiveness and mad cooking skills! Hope you had an excellent Thanksgiving!!!??

  3. Thanks for including my Turkey Shepherds Pie with Cauliflower Topping! I think leftover turkey is one of the best things about Thanksgiving.

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