The 21 Most Popular Post-Thanksgiving Recipes

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Thanksgiving dinner is nice, but the leftovers are arguably the very best part of this food-filled holiday. Perhaps you’re happy to experience a second, third, or even fourth round of your Thanksgiving feast. But for those of you who want something different, there’s a world of possibilities for the leftover turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and more. Here are our 21 most popular ways to put your Thanksgiving leftovers to work.

Breakfast and Brunch

For some of us, the marathon of post-Thanksgiving meals usually begins with a slice of pie for breakfast. Consider that pie the gateway to a world of morning meals made possible by Thanksgiving leftovers.

Turkey Tortilla Soup(Image credit: Faith Durand)

Soups and Sandwiches

Soups and sandwiches are where Thanksgiving leftovers shine brightest. From a classic chili to a few new takes on a turkey club, this how to turn leftovers into fast and hearty meals.

How To Make Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna(Image credit: Lauren Volo)


Want to know the easiest way to turn Thanksgiving leftovers into a next-day meal? Add a casserole dish. Whether it’s a showstopping lasagna that uses everything in the fridge or enchiladas you make for dinner, grab your trusty 9×13 for Friday’s dinner.

Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

New Classics

Every year someone invents a new way to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers. These three recipes are the ones we’re going to be making for years to come.