Leftover Turkey Recipes – 7 Magical Ways To Cook Leftover Turkey In The Airfryer

Frugal Recipes | Leftover Turkey Recipes – 7 Magical Ways To Cook Leftover Turkey in the airfryer

Welcome to my leftover turkey recipes. Here you will find 7 magical ways to cook leftover turkey in the airfryer. Give your airfryer a brand new use and have it as a practical way to stop you from wasting food. This blog post is all about using up leftover turkey and you could repeat this process with leftover chicken, pork, lamb or beef.

I am not saint. Occasionally I do waste food. I feel guilty when I do and I always hope that it wont happen again. There is the time when you buy a bag of apples from the supermarket and then you get home and realise that one in the bag has gone mouldy. Or even worse you buy a bag of fruit, don’t open it straight away and find out that one bad one has made all the others bad.

Or the time when you buy some lettuce and because there is only you in the house that likes lettuce, you end up with ugly looking lettuce in your fight against food waste.

I think that we should all try our best NOT to waste food and try not to worry if we have to cut off a quarter of an apple because it is at deaths door.

But what I love to do most is to concentrate on making sure that when I buy meat, that I get the medium to best and then make sure that the meat stretches through several meals. Well that has been the plan for the month of March here on Recipe This.

We have taken one turkey and a small turkey at that, chopped it into wings, breasts and legs and then shown just how far we can stretch it as far as meals is concerned. This has of course upset the two oldest boys in my life. Their idea of leftover turkey recipes is sticking some turkey inside some bread and adding a big portion of mayonnaise. But they did get to try loads of different leftover turkey recipes so they are not as hard done by as they suggest.

Leftover Turkey Recipes Campaign

I am sure you are probably wondering why we did the turkey campaign especially considering we are outside of Christmas & Thanksgiving right now? Well in all honesty I love turkey and its very hard to get your hands on here in Portugal outside of Christmas, well that is unless you buy an overpriced turkey crown or go for a frozen turkey.

Therefore we decided to buy a turkey when in season, freezer it as a chopped up turkey and then during March (when we have gone a full couple of months since our last turkey) is cook it for a wide range of meals.

We also have another full turkey in the freezer and the plan there is to cook this for Easter. Then next year we will be on the look out for a lot more than 2 turkey’s that way we can have a turkey whenever we like.

You can of course read more about it tomorrow (well our results) or you can read more from the beginning of the month and how the challenge started.

But below what we wanted to do is share with you the top 7. The 7 turkey recipes that received the most popularity from our readers and that are the best for using up leftovers with.

7 Magical Ways To Cook Leftover Turkey In The Airfryer

Airfryer Recipes | My 7 favourite air fryer leftover turkey recipes that I just can’t stop cooking from RecipeThis.com

#1 – Airfryer Turkey & Broccoli Pizza

Airfryer Recipes | Air Fryer Quick Turkey & Broccoli Pizza recipe from RecipeThis.com

Why this leftover turkey recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: whether you are 5 or 50 there is always something special about pizza. Well you can also eat it in the Airfryer with leftover brown meat from your turkey. In fact this leftover turkey recipe was made using leftover turkey wing meat.

#2 – Airfryer Turkey Stuffed Bread

Airfryer Recipes | Air Fryer Turkey Stuffed Bread Recipe from RecipeThis.com

Why this leftover turkey recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: Let’s face it we all love our carbs and our bread. It’s one of those staples of the daily diet like pasta and potatoes. Well in this recipe you just use a small amount of leftover turkey wing meat along with a few other kitchen basics and you have a great supper for sharing.

#3 – Airfryer Turkey Curry Samosas

Airfryer Recipes | Turkey Curry Samosas recipe from RecipeThis.com

Why this leftover turkey recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: I love Indian food and samosas is something I used to always buy from the deli counter of the local supermarket when I went shopping. They tasted amazing but seemed rather expensive for what they were. Here you can make your own on a budget and the results are amazing.

#4 – Airfryer Leftover Turkey Burgers

Air Fryer Recipes | best ever leftover turkey burgers in the air fryer recipe from RecipeThis.com

Why this leftover turkey recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: I love burgers. And a great way for making them from leftovers is to throw in all your turkey roast dinner food into a burger and warm them up in the Airfryer. Its one of those heavenly leftover recipes.

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#5 – Airfryer Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Airfryer Recipes | Air Fryer Leftover Turkey Pot Pie recipe from RecipeThis.com

Why this leftover turkey recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: Turkey pot pie can take forever in the oven and create a lot of washing up. However use up your leftovers and cook it via the Airfryer and not only is it cooked quicker but it is also much crispier.

#6 – Leftover Turkey Goujons

Air Fryer Recipes | Air Fryer turkey goujons and sweet chilli dip recipe from RecipeThis.com

Why this leftover turkey recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: OMG you can actually use leftover turkey to make the most delicious ever turkey goujons. Just think chicken fingers, chicken nuggets or chicken strips and these are what they taste like. They are full of flavour and you will wish you had spare turkey all the time if you can do this with them.

#7 – Leftover Turkey Muffins

Air Fryer Recipes | Bottom of the fridge leftover turkey muffins in the air fryer recipe from RecipeThis.com

Why this leftover turkey recipe is fantastic for the Airfryer: For something more healthy that my pizzas, burgers and pies here are some delicious turkey muffins. You could also alter this recipe rather easily to include whatever spare cooked vegetables you have, or add more cheese if you are a cheese addict like me!


Thanks for reading all about our favourite Airfryer leftover turkey recipes and I hope I have given you some new ideas for cooking all that spare turkey that you have in your fridge. Or of course you could also edit these recipes for other spare meat you have. It always feels such a waste whenever food is wasted and with turkey tasting so good we shouldn’t have to.

In terms of getting yourself a good quality Airfryer (in case you don’t have one yet) we personally recommend The Philips Airfryer that we have loved and trusted for the last 5+ years.

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