The Thanksgiving feast has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the leftovers have to go to waste! In fact, there are many creative ways to use those delicious leftovers. From pies to casseroles to breakfast dishes, we’ve got you covered. So read on for some of our favorite recipes that will help you make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Pot Pie
This pot pie is the perfect way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s packed with all of your favorite Thanksgiving flavors, and it’s sure to become a family favorite.
Instead of using chicken in your favorite pot pie, use left over turkey meat. A delicious pot pie can be as simple as combining leftover, chopped turkey, a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, and cream of celery soup and pouring it into a premade pie dish. Serve it up with crushed cheese-its (trust us on this!).
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Enchiladas
These enchiladas are a fun and creative way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers. They’re packed with flavor, and they’re sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Use leftover turkey meat instead of chicken to create sour cream and turkey enchiladas. The hardest step (cooking the meat) has already been done! Combine the turkey meat with sour cream and cheese to create a delicious sauce and then bake them up in the oven until the sauce is bubbly and golden.
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Soup
This soup is the perfect way to use up those leftover turkey scraps. It’s hearty and filling, and it’s sure to become a family favorite.
Use turkey meat instead of chicken to make a homemade soup. Add your shredded turkey to chicken broth, salt, pepper, parsely, and veggies. Allow the soup to simmer slowly to blend all of the flavors and cook the vegetables. Add egg noodles a few minutes before serving.
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Chili
This chili is the perfect way to use up your leftover turkey. If you like white chicken chili, this will be a new favorite for you.
To make white turkey chili, saute onion, garlic, and green chilies in a large pot. Stir in chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, and Great Northern beans. Add your shredded turkey and allow the chili to simmer for 30 minutes. Top with cheddar cheese when serving.
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Sandwich
This sandwich is the perfect way to use up your leftover turkey. It’s simple and delicious, and it’s sure to become a lunchtime favorite.
Here’s how to put together the best Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich:
Start with two slices of bread. On one slice, add mayonnaise, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. Top with sliced turkey and the other slice of bread. Serve grilled.
Thanksgiving Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins
These muffins are the perfect way to use up your leftover cranberry sauce. They’re fluffy and moist, and they’re studded with sweet cranberries.
Our favorite way to make leftover cranberry sauce muffins is to start with a box of yellow cake mix. Stir in a can of cranberry sauce and a cup of chopped pecans. Pour the batter into muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffing Waffles
These waffles are the perfect way to use up your leftover stuffing. They’re crispy and delicious, and they make a great breakfast or brunch.
Making leftover stuffing waffles is easy:
Just add your stuffing to a waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve with gravy and cranberry sauce.
Thanksgiving Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole Pancakes
These pancakes are the perfect way to use up your leftover sweet potato casserole. They’re fluffy and delicious, and they make a great breakfast or brunch.
To whip up thanksgiving leftover sweet potato casserole pancakces, start by adding your leftover sweet potato casserole to a blender. Puree until smooth and then add milk, eggs, and flour. Mix until well combined.
Cook the pancakes on a griddle or in a frying pan over medium heat. Serve with syrup and butter.
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Hash
This hash is the perfect way to use up your leftover turkey. It’s hearty and filling, and it’s sure to become a family favorite.
Here’s how we make thanksgiving leftover turkey hash:
In a large skillet, saute diced onion and potatoes in olive oil. Once they’re browned and soft, stir in shredded turkey, thyme, rosemary, and sage. Cook until the turkey is heated through. Top with fried eggs before serving.
Thanksgiving Leftover Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This smoothie is the perfect way to use up your leftover pumpkin pie. It’s creamy and delicious, and it makes a great breakfast or snack.
To make a leftover pumpkin pie smoothie, add pumpkin puree, milk, yogurt, and pumpkin pie spice to a blender. Blend until smooth and then pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon before serving.
With these leftover hacks, you’re sure to have a delicious and creative Thanksgiving! What are your favorite ways to use up your leftovers?