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30 Things to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

After Thanksgiving, there’s always a fridge full of Thanksgiving leftovers. Why have a boring sandwich? Here’s 30 fantastic options to keep things interesting. You can even make breakfast with your Thanksgiving leftovers!

30 Uses for Thanksgiving Leftovers, from Sandwiches to Breakfast! Find them on RachelCooks.com

You know, the worst part of not having Thanksgiving at your house is that you don’t always end up with leftovers. And the leftovers are nearly as much fun as the main event! I’d say I’m giving you 20 reasons to make extra food solely for the purpose of having leftovers to enjoy.

What is your favorite thing to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?

Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese from FoodieCrush.com

Photo: FoodieCrush

Sandwiches

Turkey, Cranberry, and Grilled Brie Cheese Sandwich {FoodieCrush}

Lemon Pepper Turkey Sandwiches {Simple Bites}

Thanksgiving Turkey Reuben {Panini Happy}

Turkey Tater Sliders {Bev Cooks}

Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich {Sweet Remedy}

Turkey and Guacamole Quesadilla {Kalyn’s Kitchen}

Turkey and Cranberry Panini with Goat Cheese Aioli {Messy Baker}

Turkey Caesar Sandwich {Tidy Mom}

Roast Turkey Cobb Sandwich {Closet Cooking}

Turkey Pot Pie from Just a Taste

Photo: Just a Taste

Main Dishes

Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust {Just a Taste}

Cranberry Barbecue Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {GirliChef}

Rosemary Turkey Squares {Taste and Tell}

Turkey Tamale Pie {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Leftover Turkey and Vegetable Curry {Food For My Family}

Turkey Enchiladas {Baked By Rachel}

Turkey, Farro and Cranberries {Reluctant Entertainer}

Turkey and Cranberry Enchiladas {Recipe Girl}

Baked Tortellini with Turkey, Butternut Squash, and Chard {Cookin’ Canuck}

Turkey Pho from Healthy Green Kitchen

 

Photo: Healthy Green Kitchen

Soups & Salads

Leftover Turkey Pho {Healthy Green Kitchen}

Next Day Turkey Soup {Recipe Girl}

Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup {A Farmgirl’s Dabbles}

Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup {Barefeet in the Kitchen}

White Turkey Chili {Taste and Tell}

Smoked Turkey Chowder with Mushrooms and Sweet Potatoes {A Farmgirl’s Dabbles}

Turkey and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Dressing {Barefeet in the Kitchen}

 

Cranberry Parfait from Sweet Remedy

Photo: Sweet Remedy

Breakfast

Orange Cranberry Parfait {Sweet Remedy}

Stuffing Frittata {Total Noms}

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Waffles {Comfortably Domestic}

Turkey Hash with Chorizo {Comfortably Domestic}

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins {Two Peas and Their Pod}

 

   
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7 Responses to “30 Things to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers”

  1. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — November 23, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I live for the leftovers. Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwiches – I can’t wait. Turkey bbq stuffed in a baked potato and topped with cheddar/mozzarella cheese. If I keep this up I’m going to be so hungry I won’t be able to wait. :)

  2. denise — November 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

    so yummy, but my boys are so good at eating the leftovers (two are teenage eating machines), I rarely get the chance to incorporate them into anything else.

    • Rachel Gurk — November 24th, 2013 @ 7:54 am

      You’ll have to make extra extra! :) I just know my little man is going to eat me out of house and home too.

      • denise — November 24th, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

        I always think I am making extra! lol. And, they’re not fat kids, but they are athletes.

  3. Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — November 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Fantastic line up, Rachel! Thanks so much for sharing my sweet potato waffles. Heidi’s (FoodieCrush) Grilled Turkey with Brie, Cranberry & Avocado Sandwich is calling my name!

  4. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — November 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    So many great ideas! I don’t mind not hosting because my mom lets us take leftovers home. :) Are leftovers better than the actual main event? I love them both. :)
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  5. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I wish I had some Thanksgiving leftovers to use!! Great round-up, Rachel. Thanks for including my soup…it’s my family’s #1 requested soup! Hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving! xo

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