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Wild Takes on Turkey Leftovers That Aren’t Sandwiches

We’re sharing a few nonstandard ways to use up your leftover bird, from an innovative papaya salad to potato pancakes.

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Whatever the occasion — Thanksgiving, Christmas or just a special family dinner — the turkey becomes a mountain of leftovers. You can always go the classic route — Ross Geller’s Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Sandwich, anyone? But for a change, we’re sharing a few nonstandard ways to use up your leftover bird, from an innovative papaya salad to potato pancakes.

Turkey cranberry flatbread
(Photo: Olimpia Davies)

Cranberry Turkey Flatbread

Butternut squash noodles
(Photo: Olimpia Davies)

Creamy Butternut Squash Noodles with Turkey, Kale & Mushrooms

Papaya Thai turkey salad
(Photo: Olimpia Davies)

Shredded Papaya Thai Turkey Salad

Turkey zucchini muffins
(Photo: Olimpia Davies)

Savory Turkey & Zucchini Muffins

Mashed potato and turkey pancakes
(Photo: Olimpia Davies)

Leftover Mashed Potato & Turkey Pancakes with Gravy