20 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Got a fridge full of leftovers? Try 20 Thanksgiving leftover recipes transforming turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce & more into new, exciting meals!

20 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Whether you cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for two or for 20, chances are you have leftovers! If you can’t stomach another plate, or are tired of turkey sandwiches, here are some of my favorite ways to reimagine leftovers!

20 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Leftovers may get a bad rap, but between you and me, I’m a fan. And when it comes to Thanksgiving, I dream of leftovers, well before we’ve even cooked the feast! Why? Well, when you’re exhausted from all the cooking, there’s nothing better than heating up a plate!

But if you’re still feeling a teensy bit inspired, the possibilities are endless! All you have to do is reimagine Thanksgiving leftovers into something new and delicious!

These are my favorite ways to keep enjoying leftovers, from the turkey to the cranberry sauce. By the time you finish the last morsel, you’ll almost wish you still had more leftovers to enjoy!

Note: According to the USDA, Thanksgiving leftovers properly stored in the refrigerator should be consumed within 3 to 4 days. They state that “you have until the Monday after Thanksgiving to eat all those delicious leftovers or place them in the freezer to enjoy later.” Leftovers properly stored in the freezer can last up to 2 to 6 months, but be sure to discard if you see any signs of freezer burn. Visit the USDA for more tips and recommendations to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers safely.

20 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

The feast is over and the fridge is full of leftovers - what to do? Here are 20 simple Thanksgiving leftover recipes, transforming turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and more into new, delicious meals!

Leftover Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

It's amazing how you still wake up famished after a Thanskgiving feast! These recipes make the most of leftovers for breakfast and are some of my family's personal favorites!

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Recipes

Don't let any leftover turkey go to waste! The carcass makes an incredible stock for soups, and the meat can be used in cozy pot pies, sandwiches, and more.

Beyond the Turkey: More Thanksgiving Leftovers

There's more to Thanksgiving than turkey! Here are more ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, including prime rib and mashed potatoes.

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Of all the leftovers, having extra cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving may be my favorite. Sometimes, I'll make extra so that they can serve double duty for appetizers, desserts, and even salad dressings - on the big day itself, or long after the feast is done. Since cranberry sauce keeps longer compared to the turkey, it's fun to reimagine ways to use it.


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