Say goodbye to boring leftovers, and stop worrying about wasting food. These recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers are game changers and the whole family will love them!
It’s pretty much tradition to enjoy a break from the kitchen after Thanksgiving due to the large amount of leftovers that can be thrown at hungry family members. But what do you do when you are sick of reheated turkey and stuffing? You add a few new ingredients and spices and remake those boring leftovers into new delicious meals that keeps everyone happy while not wasting any food!
Get inspired with these 15 recipes to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into new tasty dishes…
Use Up Leftover Sides to Make New Side Dishes
- Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
- Stuffing Cups (uses up leftover broth, stuffing, and pie crusts!)
- Butternut Cranberry Rice Pilaf (uses up leftover rice, cranberries, squash, and sweet potatoes!) (pictured above)
Repurpose Leftover Turkey (and other proteins) into Fresh Main Courses
- Sausage & Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie
- BBQ Shepherd’s Pie (sub turkey for ground beef)
- Curried Turkey Salad
- Turkey Fried Rice (pictured above)
- King Ranch Chicken Enchiladas (sub leftover turkey)
- Cajun Turkey & Andouille 15 Bean Soup
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Pork Roast
Transform Leftovers into Amazing Sandwiches
- Spicy Turkey Cranberry Pretzel-wiches (pictured above)
- Pumpkin Turkey Open Face Sandwiches
- Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese (sub leftover turkey with added spices)
Sweet Potatoes and Squash are NOT just for Dinner
Enjoy your leftover starting on Friday!