You stuffed yourself silly with food on Thanksgiving, but somehow there’s still plenty leftover in the refrigerator. These 25 Thanksgiving leftovers recipes are a great way to use up the turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and sweet potatoes without eating the same old thing again.
One Thanksgiving, Hubby and I very ambitiously decided to make a turducken. If you’re not familiar with the (Medieval) concept, It’s a chicken inside of a duck inside of a turkey. Each bird is butterflied, layered together with stuffing in between, and tied back closed. Three birds and three types of stuffing.
I told you we were ambitious.
The extended family was incredibly excited and curious about our impressive cooking. When it came time to serve, though, they only ate the turkey. I don’t remember how long it took us to make, but it was a long time.
It took up even longer to get through the leftovers.
Thanksgiving leftovers recipes
These recipes are more than just your standard heat-and-serve leftovers. Some are pretty simple, like a turkey sandwich with a twist. Others are a bit off the wall, like these stuffing waffles. With this roundup of 25 recipes, there is no way you’ll still have Thanksgiving leftovers next week. Just don’t make a turducken.
turkey pesto panini | Damn Delicious
baked turkey and rice | Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
turkey noodle soup | Ready Set Eat
turkey enchiladas | Creme de la Crumb
bbq turkey pizza | White on Rice
turkey taco sliders | Foxes Love Lemons
dressing / stuffing
stuffing waffles | Just a Taste
stuffing and chorizo egg cups | Uni Homemaker
stuffin’ muffins | Budget Bytes
cranberry sauce bread | Always Order Dessert
whipped cranberry butter | Good Life Eats
cranberry oatmeal bars | Cook the Story
cranberry streusel cheesecake bars | Peas and Crayons
regular & sweet potatoes
mashed potato puffs | Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
mashed potato cakes | Weelicious
cinnamon spice sweet potato bread | Averie Cooks
sweet potato pancakes | Serious Eats
pumpkin pie ice cream | Not Your Momma’s Cookie
pumpkin pie milkshake | Blogging Over Thyme
These recipes include a combination of several leftovers!
Thanksgiving casserole | Buns in My Oven
sweet potato turkey shepherd’s pie | Skinnytaste
Thanksgiving Monte Cristo | Marla Meredith
turkey and cranberry sauce salad | The Healthy Maven
Thanksgiving turkey sandwich with a moist maker | Spoon Fork Bacon
turkey mashed potato empanadas | Hello Natural
Which of these Thanksgiving leftovers recipes are you going to make first?