50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

50 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes | www.theroastedroot.net

I try to maintain a no-waste kitchen, and I’m a HUGE proponent of re-purposing leftovers in creative ways. We all know, there are only so many times we can roll stuffing up in sliced turkey and call it lunch. I totally understand that I may be the only person on the planet who eats cranberry sauce plain, but I get that other most other folks aren’t that adamant about doing the same. Ergo, we need places to put said leftover turkey and cranberry sauce….and mashed potatoes, pumpkin, and stuffing.

If you have never made turkey stock out of your turkey carcass, I HIGHLY suggest you do! You can freeze the stock for later if you don’t want to use it right away. There’s no end to what you can do with all that food.

We can be thankful for our ability to feast as well as our ability to be resourceful, not wasteful.

Let’s have a no-waste home. Let’s continue our Thanksgiving celebration by using our leftovers like champs! Here are 50 leftover Thanksgiving recipes for you to enjoy until all them leftovers have done been used up!

LEFTOVER CRANBERRY SAUCE

Cranberry Lemon Oat Waffles with Cranberry Compote from Edible Perspective

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Bread from Oh My Veggies

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Bread from Oh My Veggies + 50 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

French Toast Stuffed with Cranberry Cream Cheese from Alaska from Scratch

Caramelized Pear & Cranberry Sauce Panini from The Roasted Root

Caramelized Pear and Cranberry Sauce Panini from The Roasted Root + 50 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Cranberry Yogurt Coffee Cake from Use Real Butter

Cran Bourbon Cocktail from My Recipes

Whipped  Cranberry Butter from Good Life Eats

Whipped Cranberry Butter from Good Life Eats + 50 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Cranberry Sauce Shake from Scoop Adventures

Cranberry Sauce Cheesecake Brownies from Damn Delicious

Cranberry Sauce Cheesecake Brownies from Damn Delicious + 50 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

LEFTOVER TURKEY

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie from Damn Delicious

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie from Damn Delicious + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos from Girl Versus Dough

Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos from Girl Versus Dough + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

 

Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie, Mashed Potato Waffle Melts from Halfbaked Harvest

Turkey, Cranberry, Brie, Mashed Potato Waffle Melts from Halfbaked Harvest

Leftover Turkey Gumbo from Steamy Kitchen

Thankful for Leftover Turkey Jambalaya from Food 52

Turkey Enchiladas from Simply Recipes

Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

Turkey Stock Recipe from the Endless Meal

Turkey Stock Recipe from the Endless Meal + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos from Family Fresh Cooking

Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict from Closet Cooking

Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict from Closet Cooking + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Turkey & Root Vegetable Soup from The Roasted Root

Smokey Bacon and Turkey Chowder from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Smokey Bacon and Turkey Chowder from I Breathe I'm Hungry + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Turkey Stock from Curry and Comfort

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie from Simply Recipes

Roast Turkey Cobb Sandwich from Closet Cooking

Roast Turkey Cobb Sandwich from Closet Cooking + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Turkey and Vegetable Hash from An Edible Mosaic

Turkey and Vegetable Hash from An Edible Mosaic + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

LEFTOVER VEGGIES & MASHED POTATOES

Homemade Gnocchi Made with Leftover Mashed Potatoes from The Art of Doing Stuff

Homemade Gnocchi Made with Leftover Mashed Potatoes from The Art of Doing Stuff + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Shepherd’s Pie Two Ways from The Roasted Root

Grandma’s Thanksgiving Filling from How Crazy Cooks

Butternut Squash and Bacon Grilled Cheese from Ruffles and Truffles

Leftover Mashed Potato Crusted Quiche from Teacher by Day Chef by Night

Leftover Mashed Potato and Veggie Quiche from Teacher By Day Chef By Night + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Cashew Coconut and Pumpkin Curry from My Recipes

Crispy Mashed Potato Pancakes from All Recipes

Jack-o-Pumpkin Breakfast Sandwich from Lunchbox

Easy Leftover Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from Not Your Momma’s Cookie

Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties from Skinny Taste

Parmesan Leftover Mashed Potato Patties from Skinny Taste + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes from Just a Taste

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes from Just a Taste + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Mashed Potato Puffs from The Kitchn

Overnight Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothie from Climbing Grier Mountain

Pumpkin Swirl Cake from Eat Your Heart Out

Pumpkin Swirl Cake from Eat Your Heart Out + 50 Thankgiving Leftover Recipes

Pumpkin Cream Cheese from Easy Every Day Eats

LEFTOVER STUFFING

Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms from Purely Consumed

Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms from Purely Consumed + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Chicken and Stuffing Bake from Anderson and Grant

Chicken and Stuffing Bake using leftover stuffing from Anderson and Grant + 50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Enchiladas from Ready Set Eat

Turkey and Stuffing Cakes from Trampling Rose

Stuffing Muffins from Yum Sugar

Have a great weekend!!

Comments

  1. says

    I absolutely can’t stand to waste food. Growing up, my mom’s famous saying to us kids was, “Wasters go to hell!” So, you know, going to hell for throwing away leftover cranberry sauce doesn’t sound to good to me. Thank you for including my recipe!

    • says

      I think I love your mom a lot. My mom always said, “there are starving children in Africa” which made absolutely no sense to me for YEARS! I’m about to make some sort of cranberry concoction, myself and am definitely inspired by that bread of yours!

    • says

      Haha! You just reminded me of the episode of Friends where Ross brings a leftover turkey sammie to work and gets all flared up when one of his co-workers eats it, because it has the gravey-soaked piece of bread in the middle. Ohhhhh mylanta!

  2. Benjamin says

    Genius!
    My thought this morning, as I lazily sipped my coffee, was “what the hell am I going to do with that giant bird sitting in the fridge?” I figured I would check in with Julia, and Viola!! Fifty nifty things to do with said bird. I love it!

  3. says

    Oh my LAWD! I want to get back in the kitchen and make extras just so I have enough leftovers to tackle this list appropriately! I should’ve known that sandwich was from Closet Cooking…I swear Kevin is the KING of sandwichporn! Lol

    And I most definitely absconded with the turkey carcass from my parent’s house on Friday night! Muahaha!

  4. says

    I’ve put off looking at this because I wasn’t home for Thanksgiving and therefore I have no leftovers! :-( But I’m getting ready to make a Thanksgiving dinner when my hubby comes home next week so I just looked at this now. Thanks for including my Grandma’s Thanksgiving filling! Can’t wait to try some of these out after we finally have our feast! :-)

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