Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Turkey Lettuce Wraps With Peanut Sauce

Turkey lettuce wraps, made with leftover turkey. Low-carb and paleo friendly!

Craving something light and flavor-packed after a big turkey-based meal? Then you’ve come to the right place!


Don’t get me wrong: Turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing are delicious.

But after eating a heavy meal like that, I crave something lighter and fresher – like these turkey lettuce wraps.

Turkey lettuce wraps: Get more mileage out of your leftover turkey. These are SUPER easy to make!

About The Recipe

Thanksgiving leftover recipes shouldn’t be complicated or expensive. This recipe makes simple and creative use of leftover turkey.

  • The turkey is simply seasoned with a bit of soy sauce and lime juice.
  • Additional toppings are sprinkled on: Peanuts, red bell pepper, cucumber, green onions.
  • The lettuce wraps are served with a simple peanut sauce using ingredients you probably have on hand at home.

This recipe is easily adapted for paleo and Whole30 diets (see below for details).

Leftover turkey lettuce wraps: This fresh, light meal is perfect after a heavy meal. Click through for recipe!


Got More Leftover Turkey? Try One Of These Recipes:

Turkey Lettuce Wraps With Peanut Sauce

Yield: 8 lettuce wraps

Prep Time: 20 min

For paleo and Whole30 diets: Use almond butter instead of peanut butter, almonds instead of peanuts, and coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. Love peanut sauce? Consider doubling the recipe.


For turkey:
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover turkey, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
For peanut sauce:
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
To assemble:
  • Lettuce leaves (I used butter lettuce)
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Chopped red bell pepper
  • Chopped green onion
  • Diced cucumber
  • Lime segments


  1. Gently toss turkey with soy sauce and lime juice. Set aside.
  2. Place peanut sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Assemble turkey wraps: Start with a large lettuce leaf, add turkey, top with peanuts, red bell pepper, and green onion. Drizzle peanut sauce over the wraps. Squeeze on additional lime juice, if desired.
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