50+ Genius Ways To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers – are you struggling to find ways to use up all that leftover food from your Thanksgiving celebration? Here are 50 delicious ways to use up your leftovers, reduce food waste and stretch those leftovers into delicious meal ideas that are family and kid friendly.
If your kitchen looks anything like mine after a holiday celebration you’ve probably got leftovers piled up on your counter top.
Heaps of turkey? Stuffing? Sides? Or, even cranberry sauce? Yup, that’s me.
You see, I’ve got a real problem with estimating how much food my guests will actually eat. For that reason, I always overcook because I’d rather be dealing with tons of leftovers than not have enough.
So, If I’m having 6 over for dinner I’ll easily cook for 12.
See, told you – it’s a problem.
Because of this, I’m not surprisingly left with enough to feed my family for quite a few days afterward.
If we’re being honest here, leftovers used to be the bane of my existence. We never ate them, they took up loads of space in my fridge and against my better judgement we’d end up wasting them.
For that reason, we’re far more conscious about our food waste now.
So, we are often looking for ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers so nothing goes to waste.
Leftovers are great folks. They make eating a breeze for days. You can easily portion them out as is and pop em in the freezer to be reheated at a later time. Or, you can get creative and use them as part of your weekly meal plan following a large holiday.
For that reason, Holiday leftovers can easily be transformed into a delicious new meal to save time and food in the days following a large holiday gathering.
With that, here is a collection of 36 recipes that make amazing use of all types of holiday leftovers.
There’s a little something for everyone here and I’m sure you’ll be inspired by more than one of these ways to use up thanksgiving leftovers!
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36 WAYS TO USE UP THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS
Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup from Building Our Story
Turkey Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame from The Flavor Bender
Cranberry, Cheese & Turkey Filo Rolls from The Flavor Bender
Baked Turkey Broccoli Taquitos from Mashup Mom
Leftover Turkey Sandwiches On Sweet Potato Rolls from Good Life Eats
Pastilla from Caroline’s Cooking
Turkey Tacos With Cranberry Salsa from My Suburban Kitchen
Turkey Broccoli Alfredo Quesadillas from Midlife Healthy Living
Epic Day After Holiday Sandwich from Spa Bettie
Turkey Pesto Panini’s from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie from Platter Talk
The Epic Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich from VegAnnie
Australian Pie from Caroline’s Cooking
Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup from Or, Whatever You Do
Turkey Enchilada Casserole from This Mama Cooks
Mashed Potato Croquettes from Platter Talk
Caramelized Onion, Cheddar and Potato Pierogies from Or, Whatever You Do
Crispy Parmesan Potato Cakes from Anne’s Entitled Life
Potato Pancakes With Leftover Mashed Potatoes from Recipes From My Pantry
Easy Oven Baked Bubble & Squeak Bites from Eats Amazing
Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Potato from Smells Like Home
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Eat The Grains
Mac N Cheese Bites from Love Foodies
Next Day Stuffing Waffles from A Wicked Wisk
Leftover Stuffing Bacon Cups from West via Midwest
Leftover Turkey & Stuffing Croquettes from Just A Little Bit Of Bacon
Cranberry Nut Quick Bread from Tikkido
Whipped Cranberry Butter from Good Life Eats
Cranberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars from Veggie Inspired
Whole Wheat Cranberry Sauce Scones from Family Spice
Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish from Retro Housewife Goes Green
Savory Cranberry & Cheese Tart from Caroline’s Cooking
Mini Cranberry Walnut Tarts from Good Life Eats
Orange Cranberry French Toast from This Old Gal
Baked Brie With Cranberries from Beyond The Chicken Coop
Cranberry Orange Cupcakes from My Wife Can Cook
Don’t these creative ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers look delicious?
So, bookmark this post or pin it for later to keep it handy for the next time you’re refrigerator is overflowing with delicious holiday leftovers.
Don’t waste that food folks! Reduce your food waste and re-purpose those leftovers into delicious meals your family will love!
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