Your Thanksgiving feast will keep on giving with these 15 genius Thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas. Use up your turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and other tasty dishes in unique and flavorful ways. This way you and your family won’t have to eat that same meal over and over again. Add new ingredients to give it the taste of a whole new dish. Plan ahead and have these recipes handy once Thanksgiving comes and goes.
I love all the tasty sides, appetizers, and of course mains from our Thanksgiving feast. But, once we hit day 2-3 of leftovers of the same dishes, I can see my family getting less enthused with what’s for lunch and supper each day. So, instead of dreading eating the same thing over for the 5th time in a row, create new recipes! That is what you will find in these recipes below.
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The Best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
1.) Turkey Pot Pie from Sugar Spun Run
A light and flaky crust filled with vegetables, a creamy sauce and tender, and juicy leftover turkey. You can even use chicken if you generally make chicken over turkey at Thanksgiving.
2.) Ross Geller’s Sandwich from The Suburban Soap Box
This sandwich is packed full of Thanksgiving flavored layers from turkey, stuffing, cranberry and more. If you are a fan of the show Friend’s, you will totally know where this sandwich came about.
3.) Mashed Potato Croquettes from Platter Talk
Use up your mashed potatoes in a delicious way. Here you get that crunchy outside with the light and fluffy center, that will feel like a total comfort food.
4.) Sausage Stuffing Balls from I Should Be Mopping The Floors
Grab a roll of sausage and whip up these rich and flavorful sausage balls, that will use up your stuffing. Plus use a cranberry dipping sauce to add a little sweetness into the mix.
5.) Cranberry Nut Bread from Tikkido
Grab your leftover cranberry and create this super simple and sweet quick bread. This is a good one to serve up for breakfast or even an afternoon snack.
6.) Turkey Enchiladas from The Forked Spoon
You will be praying for you to have leftovers to create this epic enchilada recipe. You have turkey and stuffing filling wrapped in light tortillas and topped with cranberry, cheese, and a drizzle of lime juice.
7.) Turkey Tacos from Recipes From A Pantry
These colorful turkey tacos are seasoned with a five spice that will create a whole new level of flavor. Then you have your refreshing toppings for the perfect taco Tuesday dish.
8.) Cranberry BBQ Turkey Pizza From The Forked Spoon
Move over pepperoni! There is a new pizza in town, and this is what I like to call a masterpiece. You have the tangy and smokey from the barbeque, cranberry gives it a tart and sweet flavor, paired with a stunning crust and more. This pizza is epic.
9.) Chocolate Mashed Potato Cake from Veggie Desserts
Who knew you could use mashed potatoes to make a cake? Look at how gorgeous this cake is, and I am sure it tastes just as good as it looks. A deep chocolate cake with a tahini drizzle.
10.) Fall Cobb Salad from One Lovely Life
Grab your turkey and butternut squash or even sweet potatoes and create this fall inspired cobb salad with a homemade vinegarette dressing. You will get the fall flavors in each and every bite.
11.) Turkey Pasta Skillet from An Italian In My Kitchen
Here is a great Italian dish that can let you use up your extra turkey or even chicken. You have al dente pasta, with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and more for a perfect pasta dish.
12. Turkey Panini from Home Cooking Memories
Hearty turkey, cranberries, provolone cheese, and more come together to create one fall inspired panini that will leave you wanting more. This is delicious, trust me.
13.) Southwestern Turkey Sheperd’s Pie from Boulder Locavore
Here is a wonderful casserole recipe if you prefer to use your leftovers up that way. Grab those leftover mashed potatoes and turkey and get to cooking.
14.) Loaded Thanksgiving Pizza from The Gunny Sack
You have a light crust, topped with mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing and more to create a new way to serve up your leftovers. The flavors work well together, and who doesn’t like a big slice of pizza?!
15.) Thanksgiving Leftover Eggrolls from 4 Sons R Us
Love Chinese? Grab your egg rolls wraps and stuff them full with your Thanksgiving leftovers and create one tasty dinner. You get the crunch from the egg roll wrap and hearty filling, with a cranberry dipping sauce.
What is your favorite way to devour those leftovers?