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12 Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

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By now I’m guessing we’ve all started our shopping lists for the big Thanksgiving meal … I’m whipping up some classic mac ‘n cheese as a side dish, as well as a dessert to take to our family gathering this year. I know, I know I have an easy holiday ahead of me!

Even better, if past years prove true, I’ll be leaving with much more than that in the form of leftovers. We always dole out a bounty of extras for each family and I sometimes struggle with how to best utilize all the leftovers …

Thanksgiving Leftovers

But not this year! These recipes were inspired by Thanksgiving leftovers and now I’m anticipating the day after Thanksgiving even more than the actual feast!

thanksgiving casserole

Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole from Fav Family Recipes. What better way to eat up those yummy leftovers than in a warm + cozy casserole?

Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole
Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole combines all the flavors of the big meal in a simple, easy to make, never dried out dish. This is the best way to use up those leftovers!
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Thanksgiving Leftovers
Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza

Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza from The Stay at Home Chef. Such a fabulous twist on all the traditional Thanksgiving ingredients!

Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza
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Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza
pilgrim

Pilgrim Butty from Kleinworth & Co. Nothing is better than cranberry sauce on a sandwich!

Pilgrim Butty
It’s all the things I love on my Thanksgiving dinner plate- all pulled together in to this FABULOUS sandwich.
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Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

The Best Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich from Delish. Another sandwich that makes my mouth water!

The Best Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich
Rule #1 for the day after Thanksgiving: NO COOKING. Seriously, with all of that leftover pickle-brined turkey and creamy mashed potatoes, it would be a crime not to make this sandwich.
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thanksgiving leftover sandwich
Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffing Stuffed Mushroom Caps from The Kitchen is My Playground. I always end up with too much stuffing! What a perfect way to remix those leftovers!

STUFFING STUFFED MUSHROOMS
Simple to make, tasty, and loaded with the flavors of stuffing, these Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms are perfect for the holiday season. Whether that be as a Thanksgiving appetizer or for a holiday season party buffet, these flavor-packed pop-in-you-mouth little bites will be sure to please.
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stuffed mushrooms
Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast

Day After Thanksgiving Breakfast Hash with Cheddar Mashed Potato Pancakes from How Sweet It Is. Cast iron meals are some of my favorites – this appears to be no exception.

HASH WITH CHEDDAR MASHED POTATO PANCAKES
DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST HASH WITH CHEDDAR MASHED POTATO PANCAKES.
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Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast
Shepherds Pie

Friday’s Shepard’s Pie from The Kitchn. Looks like Black Friday shopping fuel to me!

Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie
Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie: The Best Way to Eat All Your Leftovers in One Delicious Dish
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shepherds pie
Eggs Benedict

Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict. What a scrumptious breakfast option!

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Eggs Benedict
When it comes to turkey leftovers, the go-to is usually a sandwich. One of the most satisfying breakfast dishes is the humble eggs Benedict. Combine the two using leftovers, and making this Turkey Benedict is a breeze.
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Eggs Benedict
Turkey Dumpling Stew

Turkey and Dumpling Stew from Parents. Warm, brothy soups are the absolute best for the chilly weather Thanksgiving usually brings.

Lotsa-Leftover Turkey and Dumplings
Transform post-holiday fare into a comforting stew the whole family will savor.
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Turkey Dumpling Stew
Turkey Cobb Sandwiches

Turkey Cobb Sandwich from Country Living. So fresh and delicious after such a heavy meal the day before.

Turkey Cobb Sandwiches
Lighten up! For the salad, use only white-meat turkey and reduce the bacon and blue cheese by half. For the dressing, replace the mayo with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Total savings? 74 calories and 8 grams of fat per sandwich.
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Turkey Cobb Sandwiches
Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette from The Cavewoman Cafe. I would love this vinaigrette all year long!

TURKEY SALAD WITH CRANBERRY VINAIGRETTE
This salad is so refreshing after the heavy holidays. Enjoy!
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Turkey Salad

What is your favorite way to eat up  Thanksgiving leftovers?

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