30+ Genius Ways To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

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 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 30 delicious ways to use up your leftovers, reduce food waste and stretch those leftovers into delicious meal ideas that are family and kid friendly.

30 Delicious Ways To Use Up Holiday Leftovers

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? Apple desserts? 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.

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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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Turkey

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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

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Baked Turkey Broccoli Taquitos from Mashup Mom

Leftover Turkey Sandwiches On Sweet Potato Rolls from Good Life Eats

Pastilla from Caroline’s Cooking

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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

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Turkey Pesto Panini’s from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie from Platter Talk

The Epic Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich from VegAnnie

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Australian Pie from Caroline’s Cooking

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup from Or, Whatever You Do

Turkey Enchilada Casserole from This Mama Cooks

Sides

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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

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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

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Eat The Grains

Mac N Cheese Bites from Love Foodies

 

Stuffings

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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

 

Sauces

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Cranberry Nut Quick Bread from Tikkido

Whipped Cranberry Butter from Good Life Eats

Cranberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars from Veggie Inspired

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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

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Mini Cranberry Walnut Tarts from Good Life Eats

Orange Cranberry French Toast from This Old Gal

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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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