40+ Delicious Recipes To Use Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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If you’re house is like my house, you had to play Fridge Tetris to get all the left over Thanksgiving food into your fridge last night. By Saturday everyone is going to be begging you to make something else besides making them at Thanksgiving dinner AGAIN. So we put together a list of delicious recipes you can make using your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Leftover Turkey Recipes

Our family uses up our turkey in a turkey and sausage gumbo. Just take your favorite chicken and sausage gumbo recipes and substitute the chicken with turkey. If you don’t have a favorite gumbo recipes we have a list of slow cooker recipes and instant pot recipes for gumbo you can try.

Lisa has two great turkey recipes her family makes with their leftover turkey – turkey pot pie and turkey hash.

If chili is your thing, Arts and Crackers has a yummy looking Gluten Free White Turkey Chili recipe.

These turkey quesadillas from Turning the Clock Back look amazing.

I love a good egg roll, these from Persnickety Plates not only use your turkey but your leftover stuffing also.

Premeditated Leftovers has a few leftover turkey recipes that look great – turkey salad sandwiches, turkey and rice soup, turkey vegetable rice bake, and Tuscan turkey soup.

Spend with Pennies also has some delicious looking leftover turkey recipes you could check out – broccoli rice casserole with turkey, turkey soup with potato drop dumplings and turkey salad. She has a ton more, you can find all her leftover turkey recipes here.

This turkey shepard’s pie uses your leftover turkey, stuffing mashed potatoes and gravy.

leftover turkey recipes

Leftover Stuffing Recipes

One of my favorite ways to use up leftover stuffing is stuffed bell peppers. Before my youngest developed a shellfish allergy I would add in some sauteed shrimp or crawfish to our stuffing and stuff them into bell peppers. Bake at 350 for an hour and you have a new tasty meal using your leftover stuffing.

This leftover turkey casserole with stuffing from Noshing with the Nolands uses your leftover turkey and stuffing.

These chicken stuffing meatballs with a cranberry dipping sauce from The Bewitchen Kitchen look AMAZING!

I would have never thought to make a savory waffle out of my leftover stuffing. This sounds like it would be great with poached eggs. Thanks Besty Life for the idea!

These stuffing muffins from Courtney’s Sweets also use your leftover mashed potatoes into a new yummy treat.

Grab a can of crescent rolls and stuff them with your leftover tukey or ham and stuffing like these crescent rolls from Adventures by Mel.

leftover stuffing recipes

Leftover Ham Recipes

Whatever you do don’t throw out your ham bone. Save that baby in the freezer and throw it into your next batch of red beans and rice. If red beans and rice aren’t your thing, here are some other recipes you can make using your leftover ham.

Spends with Pennies has quite a few recipes that uses up your ham – ham and corn chowder, ham salad, ham bone soup, ham and bean soup, and broccoli cheese casserole with ham.

Real Housemoms has a great recipe for ham and lentil soup.

Mash Up Mom has two good recipes to use your ham up – ham hand pies and leftover ham and asparagus quiche.

Need a few breakfast ideas? Try the ham and broccoli quiche from Midlife Living Healthy or these ham, broccoli and parmesan mini frittatas from Mama Latina Tips.

And this ham and cheese pull apart bread from MomStart would be great for lunch!

Leftover ham recipes

Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes

Mashed potatoes are my favorite thing. I don’t think they get the respect on the Thanksgiving table they deserve. I mean what else can you dip your rolls in? But what do you do with them after Thanksgiving is over? Here are a few recipes to use up all those leftover mashed potatoes.

Spends with Pennies caught my eye with these loaded mashed potato egg rolls – OMG, y’all.. drool. She also has recipes for loaded mashed potato cakes and loaded mashed potato bombs.

Noshing with the Nolands has a recipe for cheesy mashed potato croquettes that look like a mashed potato cheese sticks. YUM! She also has a recipe for potato scones using mashed potatoes.

Shepherd’s Pie is a staple in our house. This cheesy sloppy joe shepherd’s pie from Adventures by Mel looks amazing.

Potato pancakes seem to be popular. You can make your own using this mashed potato pancake recipe from Savor the Thyme or this cheesy potato pancake eggs benedict from Betsy Life.

Don’t forget to check out these yummy looking mashed potato recipes from Real Housemoms – mashed potato puffs and loaded mashed potato casserole.

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Do you have a favorite way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers? Tell us in the comments.

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About the Author

Cara
Cara was born in Florida but raised in New Orleans. After living in New Orleans for over 30 years, the beach called her back home. She now lives in Pensacola, FL in her almost beach house. Cara is married to her high school sweetheart and they have 2 kids and 3 dogs. Cara loves all things Disney, the British Royal Family and photography. When she's not working or driving her dancer to 50000 dance classes a week she can be found at the beach!

1 Comment on "40+ Delicious Recipes To Use Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers"

  1. Thank you for including some of our recipes in your roundup. There are so many delicious ones to choose from!!

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