15 Creative Ways To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you’ve ever hosted a large Thanksgiving gathering, you’re probably used to having a lot of leftovers. But don’t worry, you don’t have to throw away this extra food. Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for three to four days! That being said, here are 15 creative ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers!

15. Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup

How many of you had leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Oh we sure did!  Let me back up first though – I honestly had no idea that some families do not enjoy Turkey on both Thanksgiving and Christmas!  WHAT!?  Is that true??

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14. Cranberry Nut Quick Bread Recipe

Cranberry nut bread is an easy holiday treat full of festive flavors.  And this cranberry quick bread recipe uses up leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving!

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13. Next Day Stuffing Waffles

Next Day Stuffing Waffles are the most delicious way to gather your family together and free your refrigerator of all those holiday leftovers.

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12. Bubble & Squeak – Oil & Gluten-free

Oven baked and oil-free Bubble & Squeak. Cook it from scratch with only 4 healthy ingredients, or just make the mashed potatoes & add any leftover veggies that you happen to have instead. Cook it in a casserole or shape it into patties. It’s so flexible, super quick & easy!

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11. Turkey Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame

A glorious turkey variation of a classic French sandwich – this Turkey Croque Monsieur is PERFECT for using up Thanksgiving leftovers! Top it with a fried egg for a Turkey Croque Madame. Ham, roasted turkey, sweet and spicy cranberry mustard sauce, golden béchamel sauce, and creamy gruyère cheese, sandwiched between buttered and toasted soft, sandwich bread slices – this turkey croque monsieur will make your thanksgiving leftovers taste infinitely better! 

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10. Cranberry, Cheese & Turkey Filo Rolls

Your Thanksgiving feast need not end on Thanksgiving Day. Transform your leftover turkey and cranberry sauce into these delicious Cranberry, Cheese & Turkey Filo Rolls (Or Phyllo Rolls) and find out just how amazing even those leftovers could taste!

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9. Leftover Turkey Soup with Rice & Spinach

This comforting leftover turkey soup recipe is flavorful and filling, chock full of rice, turkey, and veggies — and the perfect way to make a little of your Thanksgiving turkey into something completely new!

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8. Baked Low Carb Turkey Broccoli Taquitos

Here’s another low carb recipe for MashupDad! I threw together these baked Low Carb Turkey Broccoli Taquitos the other day to use up the very last bits of our leftover Thanksgiving turkey, but they’d also be darn tasty with chicken. This easy 30 minute weeknight dinner recipe is full of flavor, and the low carb taquitos here are baked, rather than fried.

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7. Upside-Down Mini Biscuit Pot Pies

I haven’t bought refrigerated biscuits since… well, probably not since last year around the holidays. They’re not something I normally have on hand because of the mostly real food thing I have going on here, but around Thanksgiving you’ll understand that real food meets real life with a vengeance.

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6. Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Hand Pies

Remember the other day when I made a simple roast chicken, and then was mentioning some of the additional great meals you can put together with leftover cooked chicken? Leftover chicken is just the best — as are these Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Hand Pies that I scratched up with my own cooked shredded chicken leftovers this week. (This would be a great use for leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, too!)

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5. Whipped Cranberry Butter

Whipped Cranberry Butter is a great way to use leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving!

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4. Sweet Potato Roll Turkey Sandwich:  Thanksgiving Leftovers

Sweet Potato Roll Turkey Sandwich (Thanksgiving Leftovers): Next time you make turkey sandwiches with leftover Thanksgiving turkey, use sweet potato rolls. These roll sandwiches are a big hit in our house.

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3. Bite Sized Mini Cranberry Walnut Tarts

These Bite Sized Mini Cranberry Walnut Tarts are a quick cranberry walnut tart recipe that will help you use up any leftover cranberry sauce from your Thanksgiving meal.

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2. Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Salsa

Thanksgiving always leaves a bunch of leftovers in our house. I know most people try to give them away so they don’t have to worry about the food going to waste or having to eat the same thing over and over again. I am just the opposite.

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1. Turkey Broccoli Alfredo Quesadillas

Now that back to school season is in full swing, weeknight dinners need to be something that doesn’t have me spending the whole night in the kitchen. Homework, sports, appointments, dinner, chores, and church all need to fit into our new school schedule. I like to cook, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time on meal prep or cleaning, I’d rather spend time with the family!

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15 Creative Ways To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

15 Creative Ways To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you've ever hosted a large Thanksgiving gathering, you're probably used to having a lot of leftovers. But don't worry, you don't have to throw away this extra food. Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for three to four days! That being said, here are 15 creative ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers!

Ingredients

  • Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup
  • Cranberry Nut Quick Bread
  • Next Day Stuffing Waffles
  • Bubble & Squeak

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