This post is everything you need for those days when you’re up to your ears in leftover turkey and need some ideas for how to use it!

You are probably elbow deep in cranberry sauce, homemade roll dough, and/or apple pie filling.

Or maybe not?

Either way, keep this post in mind for TWO reasons:

1) If/when you have turkey leftovers coming out of your ears later this week, this post will be right here waiting for you. Patiently and with love.

I’ve gathered all the recipes on my blog that are just dying to be made with leftover turkey! And if none of those float your boat, here’s a whole list of recipes that use cooked chicken…which means leftover turkey will sub in just perfectly.

P.S. That turkey, cranberry panini is one of my favorite sandwiches/leftover turkey solutions EVER.

2) So unless you missed the memo, Thanksgiving dinner is NOT the only meal that needs to be made this week. At least in my house.

For some reason all the little peeps around here feel like they need dinner more than just once a week. Weird.

Below I’ve also included a few of my go-to meals for days that are crazy with other holiday food prep or when the motivation to cook is low but the masses still have to eat or when you have company coming into town (expected or rather unexpectedly).

Most all of these meals can be made and kept warm and/or served casually and family-style to make the evening stress-free.

For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I hope you survive the wonderful chaos!

Our plans have changed slightly (my brother and his family can’t come anymore), so we’re keeping it low key, and I’m excited to bust out the slow cooker turkey and tons of homemade rolls. Honestly, what else do you really need?

Happy Thanksgiving!