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Mouthwatering Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year for family and friends to get together and enjoy a delicious meal and each other’s company. Whether your Thanksgiving dinner is made up of 5 people or 15 people, or maybe even more, there are always leftovers! It’s great to have endless leftovers of turkey, mashed potatoes and more, but sometimes, it’s more than we know what to do with. Don’t let the leftovers go to waste! This year, check out some of these recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers to put a twist on your meal.

Leftover Turkey Casserole

A Thanksgiving staple is the turkey. However, it can get old if you’re still eating your turkey 3 days after Thanksgiving has ended! Try switching up the leftover turkey sandwiches for this Leftover Turkey Casserole by Dinner then Dessert. Not only can you use turkey for this recipe, but if you have leftover Brussel sprouts, cornbread, peas, or anything else you may like, feel free to add it in! The best part about this recipe is it’s easy to prep and you can make it with whatever mix-ins you want.

thanksgiving leftover casserole

Leftover Stuffin’ Muffins

Turn your stuffing to a form you’ve never tried — muffins! This unique Leftover Stuffin’ Muffin recipe by Budget Bytes is the perfect way to use leftover stuffing. Not only does this recipe use stuffing, but if you have leftover turkey, ham, or vegetables to add, that can really add to the muffins’ delicious flavor. A flexible recipe that’s easy to make, you can even freeze the muffins and reheat them for a meal later!

leftover muffins made from thanksgiving stuffing

Thanksgiving Leftover Melts

For a loaded breakfast sandwich that will help utilize many of your leftovers, check out this recipe by Half Baked Harvest. Turkey, smashed avocado, cranberry, brie, and mashed potatoes come together to create a delicious waffle melt. Additionally, eggs and bacon make the meal even better! The good food doesn’t have to stop after Thanksgiving. Enjoy a tasty breakfast the next morning to continue the trend!

waffle sandwich with egg

Cranberry Turkey Grilled Cheese

We all love a traditional grilled cheese, but try this grilled cheese with a twist! This recipe for Cranberry Turkey Grilled Cheese by Lolly Lane is the perfect day-after-Thanksgiving lunch. For a sweet spin on a mouthwatering grilled cheese, you’ll want to give this recipe a try.

grilled cheese sandwich

Loaded Leftover Mashed Potato Balls

Leftover mashed potatoes are rare since they are often a fan favorite! However, if you happen to have them you’ll want to try out this recipe for Loaded Leftover Mashed Potato Balls by Handle the Heat. Using all the ingredients of a loaded baked potato like bacon, cheese, and chopped green onions, this recipe is sure to hit the spot. Crisp on the outside, and smooth and flavorful on the inside, this is the perfect way to use leftover mashed potatoes if you have them.

loaded mashed potato balls

This year, don’t let your Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste! Be sure to try these recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers to take your typical turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes to the next level.


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