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Paleo Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

If you listened to my first paleo podcast, you know that I rarely have leftovers for Thanksgiving.  Perhaps I just have a family of bog eaters or somehow I’m able to guesstimate correctly how much each person will eat.  I’m pretty sure it’s the first one.  I make Thanksgiving an all out affair of non-stop eating so yeah, there is very little left after the meal  is done.

However, I know some of you are on the hunt for what to do with all that extra turkey and side dishes so here is are 20 Paleo Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes:


The Bird-

Now that you’ve picked all the meat clean you can throw the carcass in crock pot and make stock.     An easy Paleo dish to repurpose some of your turkey meat and sides is a Sheppard’s pie.    Dice an onion and add in some veggies sides, turkey meat and broth/water in a pie plate and  cover with mashed sweet potatoes.    Other ideas are take the turkey meat and make a Paleo turkey Chili or  Turkey Meatloaf or make my Chicken Potpie and use turkey instead.

More Ideas:
Turkey Posole

Coconut curry chicken soup

Turkey Tetrazzini

Paleo Turkey & Vegetable Soup

Turkey & Sweet Potato Hash

Turkey Broth with Chiles and Tomato

Paleo Thanksgiving Leftovers “Sandwhich”

Trukey and Egg Bacon Fry

Turkey Lettuce Wraps with spicy mustard sauce

 Spaghetti squash and turkey meatballs

Turkey Egg Drop Soup 

The Sides

Two great ideas for re-purposing those sides are 1) Take any starchy veg – i.e. sweet potatoes, butternut, etc and mix with an egg, some grated onion and make potato or squash patties.   Yum!  You can get even more creative with the squash and make pancakes!

It’s also crazy easy to throw leftover sides in pot with some broth and make soup.   Don’t forget to use them also in omelets and salads.

Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

Cranberry “Bran” Muffins

Cranberry Smoothie

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream and Bacon Recipe



No ideas here but my absolute favorite thing to do is have pumpkin pie with a cup of hot  tea for breakfast – oh the delightful insanity.

I’d love to hear of any other Thanksgiving leftover recipes ya’ll love to make after this gastronomic holiday.



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  • November 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Great ideas here! Already excited to eat! Thanks for sharing my lettuce wraps. 🙂

  • January 15, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Hi Kelly,

    I just wanted to say Thanks for including my Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs in your line up.

    Congrats on the new cookbook. Love your blog!!