Food & Drink

35 Delicious Recipes to Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

written by EMMA GINSBERG
Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious
Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious

Like any true Blair Waldorf stan, I have many Thanksgiving traditions that mean the world to me. Gathering with family, watching the parade, and teaming up with my younger brother to make the mashed potatoes are just a few of my personal favorites. But perhaps the most delicious tradition of all? That has to be the Thanksgiving leftover sandwich, naturally eaten post-Black Friday shopping spree. Nothing fills my Thanksgiving-loving heart more than putting together the perfect combination of multiple kinds of bread (yes, I think stuffing still belongs on a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich) and reliving the amazing meal from the night prior.

If you love to relish in the joys of Thanksgiving food past actual Turkey Day like I do, then you’re probably looking for creative ways to repurpose your leftovers, which is why we’ve curated a list of the best post-Thanksgiving recipes on the internet. From salad to sliders to soup, there’s no shortage of mouth-watering recipes that can transform a plate of boring leftovers into a whole new meal. Who knows? One of these might just become your new favorite tradition.

1. Leftover Sweet Potato Turkey Bake

Source: The Toasted Pine Nut

2. Leftover Sweet Potato & Turkey Enchilada Skillet

Source: Ambitious Kitchen

3. Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Source: Salt & Lavender

4. Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

Source: Gimme Some Oven

5. Leftover Thanksgiving Sliders

Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious

6. Cranberry Sauce Vinaigrette

Source: Detoxinista

7. Turkey Pot Pie

Source: Sugar Spun Run

8. Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi

Source: Ahead of Thyme

9. Loaded Turkey Panini

Source: Pinch of Yum

10. Leftover Turkey Salad

Source: Eating Bird Food

11. Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash

Source: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

12. Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts

Source: Half Baked Harvest

13. Mini Sweet Potato Galettes

Source: Whisk It Real Gud

14. Leftover Turkey Cranberry Melts

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

15. Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Bake

Source: What’s Gaby Cooking

16. Cranberry Sauce Crumble Bars

Source: Whisk It Real Gud

17. Leftover Turkey Corn Chowder

Source: Show Me the Yummy

18. Curry Turkey Pot Pie

Source: Foodie Crush

19. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Source: Savory Nothings

20. Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame

Source: Half Baked Harvest

21. Day-After-Thanksgiving Rye Steam Buns

Source: My Name Is Yeh

22. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfaits

Source: Erin Clarke of Well Plated

23. Vegetarian Meatloaf and Cranberry Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Source: Jessica in the Kitchen

24. Creamy Leftover Turkey Soup

Source: Savory Nothings

25. Green Chile Butternut Squash and Turkey Enchiladas with Crispy Sage

Source: Half Baked Harvest

26. Turkey Cranberry and Grilled Brie Cheese Sandwich

Source: Foodie Crush

27. Turkey Tortilla Soup

Source: What’s Gaby Cooking

28. 30 Minute Stovetop Turkey Tetrazzini

Source: Savory Nothings

29. Turkey Apple Brie Flatbread

Source: My Suburban Kitchen

30. Leftover Stuffing Cakes

Source: Erin Clarke of Well Plated

31. Turkey Enchiladas

Source: Gimme Some Oven

32. Leftover Thanksgiving Ham Cobb Salad

Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious

33. 30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup

Source: Averie Cooks

34. Vegan Thanksgiving Leftovers Bowls

Source: Live Eat Learn

35. Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pesto Panini

Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious