Upgraded King Ranch Casserole (+5 Other Ways to Use Leftover Turkey!)

King Ranch Casserole Recipe

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  1. Combine soups, broth, and Rotel.

  2. Spray a 3-qt. casserole dish with refined coconut oil spray or avocado oil (or grease with grass-fed butter).

  3. Layer 1/2 of the tortillas, 1/2 of the meat, 1/2 of the cheese, and 1/2 of the soup mixture.

  4. Repeat.

  5. Pour remaining cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.


5 Leftover Turkey Recipes


#1. Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

Make sure you use the turkey carcass to make bone broth- it’ll help you get the most bang for your buck and is a nutrient dense option to add to soups and stews in place of chicken broth.

Photo via ourpaleolife.com

Photo via ourpaleolife.com


#2. Paleo Turkey Soup via Paleo Leap

This turkey soup recipe is an amazing way to get the benefits of bone broth and stretch your leftover turkey for several extra meals.

Photo via Paleo Leap

Photo via Paleo Leap


#3. Paleo Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich via Stupid Easy Paleo

These sandwiches look super delish, with sweet potato pancake buns, cranberry relish, leftover turkey, and roasted brussels.

Photo via stephgaudreau.com

Photo via stephgaudreau.com


#4. One-Pot Turkey Tetrazzini via Crunchy Creamy Sweet

This recipe is definitely on the indulgent side but sometimes good comfort food is worth it! Use GF noodles- I like Banza chickpea pasta (you can purchase it HERE on Amazon) and organic dairy products to upgrade this one.

Photo via crunchycreamysweet.com

Photo via crunchycreamysweet.com


#5. Curried Chicken (or Turkey) Salad via Chris Kresser

I love this take on reinventing Thanksgiving turkey. This curried chicken salad has a completely different flavor profile from the traditional Thanksgiving feast- this makes the turkey delish and exciting again!

Photo via chriskresser.com

Photo via chriskresser.com


I hope these turkey leftover ideas have inspired you! I’d love to hear from you- share what you’re doing with your leftovers in a comment below!