50 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

I try to maintain a no-waste kitchen, and I’m a HUGE proponent of re-purposing leftovers in creative ways. We all know, there are only so many times we can roll stuffing up in sliced turkey and call it lunch. I totally understand that I may be the only person on the planet who eats cranberry sauce plain, but I get that other most other folks aren’t that adamant about doing the same. Ergo, we need places to put said leftover turkey and cranberry sauce….and mashed potatoes, pumpkin, and stuffing.

If you have never made turkey stock out of your turkey carcass, I HIGHLY suggest you do! You can freeze the stock for later if you don’t want to use it right away. There’s no end to what you can do with all that food.

We can be thankful for our ability to feast as well as our ability to be resourceful, not wasteful.

Let’s have a no-waste home. Let’s continue our Thanksgiving celebration by using our leftovers like champs! Here are 50 leftover Thanksgiving recipes for you to enjoy until all them leftovers have done been used up!


Cranberry Lemon Oat Waffles with Cranberry Compote from Edible Perspective

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Bread from Oh My Veggies

French Toast Stuffed with Cranberry Cream Cheese from Alaska from Scratch

Caramelized Pear & Cranberry Sauce Panini from The Roasted Root

Cranberry Yogurt Coffee Cake from Use Real Butter

Cran Bourbon Cocktail from My Recipes

Whipped  Cranberry Butter from Good Life Eats

Cranberry Sauce Shake from Scoop Adventures

Cranberry Sauce Cheesecake Brownies from Damn Delicious


Leftover Turkey Pot Pie from Damn Delicious

Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos from Girl Versus Dough


Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie, Mashed Potato Waffle Melts from Halfbaked Harvest

Leftover Turkey Gumbo from Steamy Kitchen

Thankful for Leftover Turkey Jambalaya from Food 52

Turkey Enchiladas from Simply Recipes

Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

Turkey Stock Recipe from the Endless Meal

Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos from Family Fresh Cooking

Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict from Closet Cooking

Turkey & Root Vegetable Soup from The Roasted Root

Smokey Bacon and Turkey Chowder from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Turkey Stock from Curry and Comfort

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie from Simply Recipes

Roast Turkey Cobb Sandwich from Closet Cooking

Turkey and Vegetable Hash from An Edible Mosaic


Homemade Gnocchi Made with Leftover Mashed Potatoes from The Art of Doing Stuff

Shepherd’s Pie Two Ways from The Roasted Root

Grandma’s Thanksgiving Filling from How Crazy Cooks

Butternut Squash and Bacon Grilled Cheese from Ruffles and Truffles

Leftover Mashed Potato Crusted Quiche from Teacher by Day Chef by Night

Cashew Coconut and Pumpkin Curry from My Recipes

Crispy Mashed Potato Pancakes from All Recipes

Jack-o-Pumpkin Breakfast Sandwich from Lunchbox

Easy Leftover Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from Not Your Momma’s Cookie

Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties from Skinny Taste

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes from Just a Taste

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Mashed Potato Puffs from The Kitchn

Overnight Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothie from Climbing Grier Mountain

Pumpkin Swirl Cake from Eat Your Heart Out

Pumpkin Cream Cheese from Easy Every Day Eats


Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms from Purely Consumed

Chicken and Stuffing Bake from Anderson and Grant

Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Enchiladas from Ready Set Eat

Turkey and Stuffing Cakes from Trampling Rose

Stuffing Muffins from Yum Sugar

Have a great weekend!!

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