My BEST Low-Carb Recipes for Leftover Turkey or Chicken
Here are My BEST Low-Carb Recipes for Leftover Turkey (or Chicken) for anyone who wants low-carb ideas for using that leftover turkey! Use Recipe Round-Ups to find more low-carb round-ups like this one. And here’s the link for Thanksgiving Recipes if you need it when you’re cooking today!
Today is Thanksgiving day and I hope all my readers who celebrate are planning a lovely holiday meal and some quality family time. I’m sharing these updated picks for My BEST Low-Carb Recipes for Leftover Turkey (or Chicken) so you’ll have plenty of ideas later today or tomorrow, when you have all that leftover turkey staring you in the face! (That’s what my mother would have called “a good problem to have.”) And then I’m going to take the rest of the weekend off and spend some time with my own family!
If you’re lucky enough to have leftover turkey I hope you enjoy some of these recipes, especially if you indulged a bit more than usual on carbs for Thanksgiving dinner, you know what I mean? I’ve included ideas for leftover turkey and chicken in this recipe round-up because of course anything you make with leftover chicken is also great made with leftover turkey, and vice-versa.
And if you’re not so worried about low-carb options for the leftover turkey, I’ve also got a good collection of Twenty-Five+ Healthy Recipes Using Leftover Turkey (or Chicken) with even more ideas for that leftover turkey, some of which are a bit higher in carbs.
Be sure to scroll down past all the photos to see a link list of even MORE low-carb ideas for using that leftover turkey! And Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
This new recipe for Instant Pot Low-Carb Chicken Tomatillo Soup is one of the newer soups on the blog, and in Mexico this type of soup is quite likely to be made with turkey. This is so delicious; I am excited to make it again!
This Low-Carb Turkey Casserole with Mushrooms, Mozzarella, and Cauliflower Rice has been wildly popular on the blog and this tasty casserole is also gluten-free. Even people who aren’t especially fans of cauliflower rice will like this one and this is what I’d make if I had leftover turkey!
If you forced me to pick my favorite turkey soup, I might choose this Low-Carb Turkey Soup with Zucchini Noodles. Truthfully, I was kind of surprised how well the zucchini noodles worked in a soup with turkey.
If you don’t mind splurging on asparagus during the colder months you could make an amazing salad by switching out the chicken for turkey in this Low-Carb Curried Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Pine Nuts!
Low-Carb Chicken Soup with Collards and Lemon is another new soup on the blog and this is so, so tasty with the lemon juice. If you haven’t tried collards you might be pleasantly surprised how sweet and tasty they are in a soup and you can definitely make this with turkey!
If you use the version with cauliflower rice for this tasty Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup this is a delicious low-carb soup that can also be made with turkey!
Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole is another popular chicken recipe that can be easily made with turkey, and if you like the sound of cheesy, creamy, and curry, you’ll love this dish.
This Low-Carb Chicken Pesto Salad with Olives and Peas would also be delicious made with leftover turkey, and this salad is so tasty!
Just make this Coconut-Lime Turkey (or Chicken) and Rice Soup using pre-cooked cauliflower rice and this can be a delicious low-carb soup!
Low-Carb Chicken and Asparagus Bake with Creamy Cheesy Curry Sauce is another amazing idea for a recipe that could use leftover turkey combined with asparagus, and if you like asparagus and curry you will swoon over this recipe!
I love all things that have lemon, so this Slow Cooker Lemony Turkey (or chicken) Soup with Spinach and Orzo is an idea I’d love for leftover turkey. Just switch out the orzo for Cauliflower Rice and use a bit less carrots to make this a low-carb soup!
Another great lunch idea for leftover turkey would be to swap out the chicken for turkey in this Low-Carb Southwest Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing. I’d never get tired of this for lunch!
And finally, I used ground turkey in this Low-Carb Turkey, Mushroom, and Zucchini Noodle Soup, but the recipe also has instructions for making the soup with leftover turkey.
More Low-Carb Recipes to Use Up that Turkey!
Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro
Vietnamese Cabbage Salad with Chicken and Cilantro
Leftover Turkey (or Chicken) Salad with Indian Spices, Lemon, and Cilantro
Baby Arugula Chopped Salad with Chicken, Fresh Mozzarella, and Tomatoes
West African Chicken and Peanut Stew with Chiles, Ginger, and Green Onions
Other Round-Ups for Leftover Turkey from Around the Web:
15 Low-Carb Ways to use Thanksgiving Leftovers ~ All Day I Dream About Food
20 Ways to Repurpose Low-Carb Thanksgiving Leftovers ~ Peace, Love, and Low-Carb
What’s your favorite way to use leftover turkey or chicken? Tell us about it in the comments!