Leftover Turkey Tacos- an easy way to eat up all those leftovers! Filled with some of my favorite leftovers (and what I usually have a bunch of after Thanksgiving or Christmas!) these turkey tacos are a new spin on leftovers!
The Holidays are upon us and that means lots of leftovers! Whip up some up these easy turkey tacos with all that leftover yumminess!
Who else loves leftovers almost more (or more!) than the big meal? What is it about leftovers that makes them so good? Maybe it’s the fact that all the hard cooking is out of the way!
You all know how much I love tacos- so I figured why not come up with a turkey taco recipe that is perfect for leftovers. It was kind of a no brainer and kind of amazing
Just kidding- these turkey tacos ARE amazing!
How to make turkey tacos:
- Fry up some taco shells
- Pan fry or microwave your turkey to warm it up (or eat it cold- still tastes amazing!)
- Get your cranberry sauce and cream cheese out of the fridge
- Build yourself an amazing taco (or 4 or 5)!
Can you freeze turkey taco meat?
Yep, but you are really just freezing turkey if you are using this recipe!
What can I do with my leftovers?
Well you can make these Turkey Tacos, and I also recommend making turkey enchiladas- yum (recipe coming soon!).
This turkey taco recipe came from a love of my favorite Thanksgiving combos! Cranberry relish, Cream Cheese and Turkey!
I love the combination of cream cheese, cranberry, and turkey. When we have Thanksgiving dinner, these three always end up on my plate in a great stack-able plate of deliciousness.
Feeling bold? Add some leftover stuffing to the taco- yes!!!! Plus everything in taco form is almost always better.
If you guys like this recipe make sure to check out my other taco recipes like my Potato Tacos, and my Easy Street Tacos! Or if you are looking for more Holiday recipes check out my Caramel Pear Pie, Mini Apple Pies and the Best Pumpkin Pie ever!
Leftover Turkey Tacos
- 2-3 cups turkey shredded
- 1 cup cranberry sauce or cranberry relish
- 4 oz cream cheese at room temp is easiest to use but not necessary
- 8-10 Corn Tortillas
- Oil to fry tortillas
Fry up your tortillas
Shred the turkey into manageable pieces
Build your taco! Layer turkey with cranberry sauce and cream cheese!
The ingredient amounts are estimates. If you have a ton of leftovers use more and make more tacos! I also used my homemade cranberry relish instead of cranberry sauce- but both a re equally delicious!