leftover turkey dinner

Turkey a la King 

There are so many great dishes to make from Turkey leftovers it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to one. Turkey a la King is simple, filling and can be put together in minutes. It may be called Turkey a la King, but it’s fit for a Queen!

Turkey ala King ingredients


  • Turkey
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Puff Pastry Shells
  • Salt & Pepper

White Sauce or Bechamel Sauce

Start by making a simple white sauce.

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2  1/2 cups milk, heated (you can also use heavy cream or half & half) I used low fat half & half, because well, that’s all I had!  
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1 fresh sage leaf 

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour and stirring continuously, without letting it brown — about 2-4 minutes. Add the heated milk, and sage leaf, continuing to stir as the sauce thickens. Bring it to a low boil. Add salt and pepper to taste, lower the heat and continue stirring for 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from the heat. 


Turkey Mixture

  • 2 cups diced leftover Turkey
  • 1 cup of leftover carrots
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion  
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or turkey gravy
NOTE: I chop extra onion & celery when I’m making my stuffing & save it to use in my turkey leftover dishes
Melt butter in skillet with thyme. Stir in onion and celery and heat until it becomes translucent. Stir in the remaining ingredients. When heated through combine turkey mixture with white sauce. 
recipe for turkey a la king

Turkey Mixture


Turkey a la King, Fit for a Queen

Turkey a la King, Fit for a Queen



Check out all these mouth watering Sunday Supper recipes that you can make from your Thanksgiving Leftovers. Decisions, decisions! Which ones do we try first!

Breakfast & Brunch

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls by Juanita’s Cocina
Turkey Cranberry Muffins by In the Kitchen with Audrey
Sweet Potato Biscuits by Home Cooking Memories

Main Course

Turkey Enchiladas by Webicurean
Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole by FamilyFoodie
Turkey and Cranberry Monte Cristo by Supper for a Steal
Thanksgiving hangover sandwich by Crispy Bits & Burt Ends
Turkey Tamale Pie by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Thanksgiving Leftovers Pot Pie by I Run For Wine
Turkey and Stuffing Pasty by Small Wallet Big Appetite
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich by Daily Dish Recipes
Turkey Vegetable Hash by Generation Y Foodie
Turkey Tetrazzini by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Andouille Gumbo for #SundaySupper by Catholic Foodie
Red Potato Turkey Cutlets with Ginger & Fresh Herbs by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Thanksgiving Turkey Banh Mi Sandwich by 30AEats
Leftover Turkey and Sausage Gumbo by My Catholic Kitchen
Turkey Mornay Open-Face Sandwiches by The Weekend Gourmet
Leftover Mashed Potatoes and Beef Croquettes by Pippis in the Kitchen Again
Simple and easy! Turkey a la king, fit for a queen! by Midlife Road Trip
Turkey and Mushroom Risotto by Comfy Cuisine
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Kartoffelpuffer – German Potato Pancakes by MrsMamaHen
Skillet Turkey Reuben by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
# glutenfree Turkey Shepard’s Cake by Cooking Underwriter
Hearty Ham and Cheese Penne Pasta by Mama Mommy Mom
Hawaiian BBQ Turkey Flatbread Pizza by Damn Delicious
Turkey shepards pie! by The Realistic Nutritionist
Spicy Turkey Chili for #SundaySupper #Leftovers by Hot Curries and Cold Beer
Turkey & Cranberry Panini with Tarragon Aioli by The Messy Baker Blog
Learn How to Make Gravy in Quick Ways You’ll Love by Olivia Rose

Soups, Salads, Sides & Starters

Gluten Free Turkey and Dumplings by The Meltaways
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Shallots and Pancetta by Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Curried Turkey Salad  by Kimchi Mom
Potato Patties w/ Tomato Salsa by La Cocina De Leslie
Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup by Diabetic Foodie
Mashed Potatoes Twice Baked by Hezzi-D’s Books & Cooks
Moroccan Chicken Salad with Rice by My Trial’s in the Kitchen
Cranberry Barbecue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Olive Tapenade by Fast Food to Fresh Food
Leftover Turkey Soup by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding by MarocMama 

Sweets & Desserts

Cranberry Sauce Crumb Bars by girlichef
Pumpkin Gingersnap Truffles by Chocolate Moosey
Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping by Shockingly Delicious
Chocolate Peanut Butter Potato Frosting by Yummy Smells

What’s your favorite recipe for leftover turkey? 

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