10 Recipes That Use Up the Last Bits of Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

updated Nov 15, 2023
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For many, leftovers are the very best part of Thanksgiving. Beyond simply enjoying them reheated as is, there are countless ways to transform them into new creations that may even be better than their original form. These 10 recipes range from breakfast through dessert and use up every last bit of your turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and even apple pie.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Leftover Thanksgiving Lasagna
Learn how to turn your delicious leftovers into the ultimate lasagna!
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Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Vegetable Soup
The day after Thanksgiving take your leftovers and turn them into a simple, cozy turkey and vegetable soup.
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Turkey and Brussels Sprouts Club Sandwich
Inspired by classic club sandwiches, this seasonal twist relies on fresh-cut turkey, and layers it with cranberry sauce and leftover Brussels sprouts.
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Stuffing Fritters with Cranberry-Jalapeño Sauce
How to make crispy fritters made with leftover bread stuffing and a dipping sauce made with leftover cranberry sauce.
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Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast
Transform leftover apple pie by stuffing it inside a generous slice of brioche of challah for the stuffed French toast of your dreams.
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Mashed Potato Puffs

These cheesy potato bites are not only a great snack, but they can also become dinner when paired with a big salad or some roasted veggies.

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Post-Thanksgiving Stuffed Shells

The best thing about this recipe is how flexible it is. Use any combination of leftovers like Brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes, and even green bean casserole for the filling.

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Strata

If you still have a crowd to feed the morning after Thanksgiving, this hearty breakfast casserole made with leftover stuffing is a perfect solution.

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Turkey Enchiladas

If you want to make things extra easy on yourself, feel free to swap in store-bought enchilada sauce instead of making it from scratch.

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Cranberry & Brie Grilled Cheese

This decadent grilled cheese is made with leftover cranberry sauce, tangy mustard, and lots of creamy Brie cheese — you’ll want extra napkins for this one!

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