Air Fryer Leftover Turkey Recipes

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Air Fryer Turkey Leftovers. Featuring the best ways to cook your leftover turkey in the air fryer. Lots of inspiration for using up that spare turkey.

Also perfect for reheating your turkey and batching your leftover turkey for the freezer.

Updated for Thanksgiving & Christmas 2021 with even more delicious holiday recipes.

the best air fryer leftover turkey recipes
The Best Air Fryer Leftover Turkey Recipes

Air Fryer Turkey Leftovers

Today I wanted to share with you what I do with my turkey leftovers and what I cook with my leftover turkey in the air fryer.

If you are new here, you probably don’t know about how obsessed I am with turkey leftovers.

In fact, I love the leftover turkey recipes that I make more than I love eating the turkey as part of a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

I get excited by how many awesome turkey leftover meals I can make and how frugal I can be with a single turkey.

Or I also hunt for discounted turkeys after Christmas that I can freeze and then make into leftover turkey meals later.

One Boxing Day I managed to get a huge amount of turkeys, but sadly, I have not been this lucky since:

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs

Dominic rolls his eyes when he sees me getting excited over leftover turkey, but soon changes his look to a smile when I load his dinner plate with yet another delicious air fryer turkey meal.

If you are sat there browsing the internet wondering what on earth you are going to do with your turkey leftovers, then look no further than my round up of a mix of the best ever air fryer leftover turkey recipes.

There is a bit of everything, so I am sure you will find something that fits in with your leftover turkey and ingredients you have in your pantry.

If you don’t have an air fryer yet, this is the Philips one we have used for many years for cooking our air fryer leftover turkey dishes.

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What To Cook With Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey?

My mum used to use the same saying all the time to me as a kid. She would roll her eyes when she thought I was being indecisive and say “Samantha the world is your oyster”.

I think of that saying when I think of the zillions of different things that you can cook with leftover turkey.

Like with leftover chicken and other leftover meats, there is so many opportunities for delicious recipes.

You can make pies, burritos, casseroles, a stir fry, a sausage roll, sandwiches, pastas and so much more.

Though my biggest go to is a turkey version of air fryer bubble and squeak or air fryer leftover turkey burgers.

Though you can also freeze your leftovers and then make air fryer frozen turkey burgers later.

What To Do With Leftover Sliced Turkey?

My favourite option for sliced turkey is to serve it as it is cold, as you are stood in front of the fridge, wondering what bigger snack you are going to make yourself.

Then a Plan B would be sandwiches or do dice it and make into warm sandwiches or even better a turkey salad.

Best Ever Leftover Turkey Recipes

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Below you will find all our popular air fryer leftover turkey recipes. You can also scroll to the bottom for a quick list of links in case you are in a hurry.

Do share in the comments below what you have made in the air fryer with your leftover turkey and which of our air fryer leftover turkey recipes you have enjoyed the most.

#1 Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Welcome to my best ever leftover turkey burgers in the air fryer recipe.

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: My all time favourite leftover turkey recipe, where turkey and your other leftovers are made into delicious turkey burgers. Heated up in the air fryer, they make a simple meal and freeze well too. Get the air fryer turkey burgers recipe here.

#2 Air Fryer Leftover Turkey Muffins

Welcome to my bottom of the fridge leftover turkey muffins in the air fryer recipe.

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: My 2nd favourite, this air fryer leftover turkey muffins are like a fridge raid. Not only do you use up your leftover turkey into muffins, but any other spare veg that needs using up too. Get the air fryer turkey muffins recipe here.

#3 Air Fryer Moist Maker Sandwich

Air Fryer Moist Maker Sandwich

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: If you love a turkey leftover sandwich and want to give it a makeover then this is for you. Made just like Ross Geller’s moist maker in Friends this could be your next thanksgiving leftover tradition. Get the air fryer moist maker recipe here.

#4 Air Fryer Turkey Egg Rolls

Welcome to my air fryer leftover turkey spring rolls recipe.

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: Whether you call them eggs rolls or spring rolls, they are a fantastic option for that spare turkey meat. I love to make turkey egg rolls the most with the leftover turkey leg meat. Get the air fryer turkey egg rolls recipe here.

#5 Air Fryer Turkey Fajitas

Welcome to my sizzling air fryer turkey fajitas platter recipe.

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: The air fryer is fantastic for a quick grill or a reheat of your favourite leftovers. Use the air fryer to make yourself a delicious turkey fajitas brunch and then load it up with extra sides. Get the air fryer turkey fajitas recipe here.

#6 Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Welcome to my latest recipe in the air fryer and this is my Airfryer Moroccan Turkey Couscous Balls.

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: A great use out of your leftover turkey and a great way to make a healthy snack with your turkey too. Mix and match with your favourite seasonings to make it more tailored to your family. Get the air fryer turkey meatballs recipe here.

#7 Air Fryer Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Air Fryer Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: I love this leftover turkey pot pie recipe for the air fryer because you can use chicken or turkey and then load it with your favourite leftover vegetables. Perfect for a comforting leftover meal without much effort. Get the air fryer turkey pot pie recipe here.

#8 Air Fryer Turkey Goujons

Welcome to my Air Fryer turkey goujons and sweet chilli dip recipe

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: We all call them different things, but whether we call them goujons, fingers, dippers or strips, they are the perfect leftover snack. Your kids will love you for making them these! Get the air fryer turkey Goujons recipe here.

#9 Air Fryer Turkey Calzone

Air Fryer Calzone

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: If you love calzone then you will love our air fryer turkey calzone. It’s like a calzone meets a Thanksgiving hand pie and you can load it with your turkey and favourite cheeseGet the air fryer turkey calzone recipe here.

#10 Air Fryer Turkey Samosas

Welcome to my latest recipe in the Airfryer and here is the chance for a touch of India with my Air Fryer Turkey Curry Samosas.

Why I love this air fryer turkey leftovers recipe: I love making samosas with any spare turkey or chicken I have. Loaded with your favourite Indian seasonings and then a crispy pastry in the air fryer and I am hooked. Get the air fryer turkey samosas recipe here.

And there you have it, the best stuff to do with leftover turkey! Of course, I am sure your brain is going at a million miles per hour, thinking about other ways you can use your leftovers and hopefully we have given you some inspiration.

Reheating Thanksgiving Foods In The Air Fryer

Before you jump off the sofa and go and make turkey leftovers, you can also use the air fryer to reheat your leftovers. This is perfect if you just want to warm up your turkey and don’t want to make it into something new.

You can reheat your turkey in the air fryer and then make it into a salad, or just enjoy warm turkey slices.

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