Do you love Thanksgiving (and maybe Christmas and other holiday dinners) as much as I do? You know, when you get two turkeys just because it was on sale and you loooove the taste?
Or, you often end up at a potluck for Thanksgiving dinner and then end up making another, scaled back, Thanksgiving dinner the next day at home because you want more turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and everything else. Not that we do that. Ever. Nope. Ok, yes, I totally do that.
Maybe, just maybe, you like the food enough that you plan your wardrobe in advance because constrictive pants or a dress that will display a bloated stomach just will. not. do. Please tell me I’m not alone in that.
As much as I love Thanksgiving (and other holiday dinners), after just a day or two the rest of the family is ready to try something different.
Recipes for Thanksgiving (and other holiday) Leftovers
So, whether you want a bit of variety when using your leftovers right away, or you freeze them to use later, these recipes will keep your meals interesting. Not only that, but by using leftovers, you are saving money by not letting the food go to waste!
Do you have more potatoes than you know what to do with? These recipes give a couple options for potato pancakes. Other recipes below may also include mashed potatoes along with ham or turkey, so check those out as well!
Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes with Cheese from Savory Nothings
Potato Pancakes with Leftover Mashed Potatoes from Recipes from a Pantry
These also happen to be gluten free!
If you happened to, let’s say, make a 22 pound turkey for four and don’t want the same leftovers night after night after night… These recipes guarantee that you needn’t be bored using turkey leftovers.
Turkey Tortilla Soup from Beyond the Chicken Coop
Creamy Turkey Soup in Bread Bowls from The Bewitchin Kitchen
Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole from The Kitchen Is My Playground
Cheesy Turkey Noodle Casserole from Taste and See
Kale and Butternut Squash Turkey Soup from Taste and See
3 Leftover Rotisserie Chicken (or Turkey) Recipes from Carmy
Deep Fried Thanksgiving Bites from Down Redbud Drive
These bites uses both leftover turkey and stuffing. You can then use leftover gravy as a dip!
Easy Leftover Turkey Pasta from Mommy Musings
Insanely Easy, Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie Bake from FlipFlop Weekend
You can also make this with leftover turkey.
Easy Leftover Turkey Casserole from Wholesome Yum
This casserole makes use of leftover turkey, green beans and cranberry sauce.
Thanksgiving Leftover Empanadas from Delicious Table
These great little empanadas can use either turkey or ham in the filling.
Turkey Herb Dumpling Soup from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Leftover Turkey Salad Recipe from Melanie Cooks
Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie from Delicious on a Dime
This can be made as a freezer meal and it easily uses most of your leftovers of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and even cranberry sauce.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza from For the Love of Food
Daddy’s Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich from For the Love of Food
Leftover Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Panini from Food Meanderings
Gluten Free Turkey Enchilada Bake from Hungry Hobby
Instant Pot Turkey Corn Chowder from Upstate Ramblings
Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich from Delicious on a Dime
Easy Leftover Turkey Soup from Salt & Lavender
Easy Creamy Leftover Turkey Pasta from Salt & Lavender
Turkey Soup from Cultured Palate
Turkey Pesto Pizza from The Hedgecombers
30 Minute Lighter Stovetop Turkey Tetrazzini from Savory Nothings
Chinese Five Spice Turkey Tacos with Sesame Oil Sour Cream from Recipes from a Pantry
Turkey Casserole with Fresh Peas and Mushrooms from Hearth and Vine
Like turkey, it is easy to end up with a lot of leftover ham. Besides adding some to scrambled eggs, there are other tasty ways to ensure your meat all gets used.
Ham and Cheese Lasagna from The Kitchen Is My Playground
Ham and Cheese Frittata Muffings from Low Carb Yum
Cuban Deviled Ham Sandwiches from This Old Gal
Ham Hand Pies with Spinach from Mashup Mom
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Ham Soup from Brooklyn Farm Girl
Is it possible to have leftover cranberry sauce? These recipes use leftover cranberry sauce in absolutely delicious ways.
Baked Brie with Cranberries from Beyond the Chicken Coop
Pressure Cooker Orange Cranberry French Toast from This Old Gal
Cranberry Swirl Cornbread Muffins from Food Meanderings
What do you like to make with holiday leftovers? Do you even have any leftovers?