11 Tasty Ways To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers


15 Tasty Ways To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s been said that Thanksgiving is not a gift-centric holiday. But if you think of your holiday meal as a gift that keeps on giving, then your Thanksgiving leftovers can be showstoppers. Read through to learn why these 11 dishes make the perfect leftovers for days after the big meal.

Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Orange Quinoa SaladSource: Family Spice

Fresh cranberries are a staple in many kitchens. Don’t forget them in your crisper drawer; turn them into a light and fresh salad that will be a welcome sight after you’ve enjoyed the filling foods of a traditional Thanksgiving.

Roasted Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

Roasted Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Grilled CheeseSource: Heather Christo

Cranberry chutney and brie cheese make this sandwich one that will be on your mind year-round.

Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles

Sweet Potato Pecan WafflesSource: The Makeshift Nest

This recipe is Thanksgiving leftovers outside the box — leftover sweet potato casserole used in the most creative way possible.

French Toast Stuffed With Cranberry Cream Cheese

French Toast Stuffed With Cranberry Cream CheeseSource: Alaska From Scratch

You might consider having extra cranberry sauce on hand for the sole purpose of making this French toast.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stromboli

Thanksgiving Leftovers StromboliSource: Betsy Life

Stromboli isn’t something many of us think about when dreaming of Thanksgiving leftovers, but this is worth a try.

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie

Cajun Turkey Pot PieSource: Simply Recipes

This pot pie combines cajun spices and a buttery, flaky crust that complements your turkey leftovers perfectly.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Nachos

Thanksgiving Leftovers NachosSource: Girl Versus Dough

Jalapenos, cheese, and tortilla chips meet cranberry sauce and Thanksgiving turkey for the ultimate quick and easy meal.

5-Ingredient Thai Pumpkin Soup

5-Ingredient Thai Pumpkin SoupSource: The Good Stuff

If you find yourself with an abundance of leftover pumpkin, try this soup that incorporates delicious Thai flavors with only five ingredients.

Easy Turkey Stock

Easy Turkey StockSource: Martha Stewart

Once you’ve removed the meat from your turkey, save the bones and toss them in a pot for homemade turkey stock. Stock freezes well, so keep it on hand to use for winter soups.

Crockpot Turkey Chili

Crockpot Turkey ChiliSource: Passion for Savings

Six ingredients make this turkey chili recipe the easiest post-Thanksgiving meal, so save your energy for spending time with family or holiday shopping.

Turkey “Shepherd’s” Pie

Turkey “Shepherd’s” PieSource: The Hopeless Housewife

A creamy and delicious shepherd’s pie helps extend the holiday weekend a bit longer and stretches your dollar on that Thanksgiving turkey.


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