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
French Toast Stuffed with Cranberry Cream Cheese from Alaska from Scratch
Caramelized Pear & Cranberry Sauce Panini from The Roasted Root
Cranberry Yogurt Coffee Cake from Use Real Butter
Cran Bourbon Cocktail from My Recipes
Whipped Cranberry Butter from Good Life Eats
Cranberry Sauce Shake from Scoop Adventures
Cranberry Sauce Cheesecake Brownies from Damn Delicious
Leftover Turkey Pot Pie from Damn Delicious
Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos from Girl Versus Dough
Turkey, Smashed Avocado, 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
Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos from Family Fresh Cooking
Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict from Closet Cooking
Turkey & Root Vegetable Soup from The Roasted Root
Smokey Bacon and Turkey Chowder from I Breathe I’m Hungry
Turkey Stock from Curry and Comfort
Cajun Turkey Pot Pie from Simply Recipes
Roast Turkey Cobb Sandwich from Closet Cooking
Turkey and Vegetable Hash from An Edible Mosaic
LEFTOVER VEGGIES & MASHED POTATOES
Homemade Gnocchi Made with Leftover Mashed Potatoes from The Art of Doing Stuff
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
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
Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes from Just a Taste
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 Cream Cheese from Easy Every Day Eats
Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms from Purely Consumed
Chicken and Stuffing Bake from Anderson and Grant
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!!
Sunday 18th of December 2022
Wrong link for the Caramelized Pear & Cranberry Sauce Panini.
Thursday 12th of December 2013
these are great recipes! thanks for sharing!! xox
Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste
Saturday 7th of December 2013
Thanks so much for including my Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes recipe! What amazing company to be in!
Thursday 5th of December 2013
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! :-)
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
Monday 2nd of December 2013
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!