12 Recipes to Reinvent Thanksgiving Leftovers: From Breakfast to Dinner from turkey to mashed potatoes, these are creative ways to use up your holiday leftovers.
I love Thankgiving.
But I truly think I love Thankgiving Leftovers the MOST.
Recipes to Reinvent Thanksgiving Leftovers
With Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole Make
I use my family’s favorite Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe and mix it into a batter to make Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Waffles or Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apple Compote.
With Leftover Mashed Potatoes Make
I love to make a huge batch of rustic garlic mashed potatoes in the slow cooker and if we happen to fill up on too many rolls, I look forward to using up leftover mashed potatoes to make Pierogi Lasagna. This Lasagna is an incredibly comforting way to use up all your leftover mashed potatoes and turn them into the star of dinner!
What to Make with Leftover Butternut Squash
Twice Baked Parmesan Buttenut Squash is one of my all time favorite Thanksgiving dishes. If there happens to be any leftover, using it for cheese quesaillas is a great way to get some extra veggies in!
What to Make with Leftover Turkey
Oh the turkey!
Even though I always make the most flavorful turkey, I feel like everyone just cares about the side dishes or I way over estimate size of turkey needed and am left with TONS of leftover. But when I have so many ways, to use up the meat, that is NOT always such a bad thing!
I love this soup because it cooks while you shop on Black Friday and has a completely different flavor profile than your Thanksgiving dinner–which sometimes is a welcomed change.
Chicken Recipes that work Perfectly with Leftover Turkey:
I mean, a creamy cheese sauce….need I say more. This is fabulous with leftover turkey.
This is such a fresh, light take on leftovers. It is a welcome change for sure.
I love to make Turkey Pot Pie by using the leftover turkey and then chopping up the veggie tray for the vegetables in this dish and finally add in the leftover gravy to the sauce. Lip smacking good, comfort food!
Hearty, easy, and wholesome. This soup is a fabulous dish to warm up to and is a great gluten free, dairy free (if you don’t top with cheese) dish.
Be sure to check out: Turkey and Barley Soup from The Food Charlatan. Thanksgiving Leftover Stromboli from The Betsy Life or Half Baked Harvest’s Turkey with Cranberry Brie Mashed Potato Waffle Melts .
So what is YOUR favorite way to use up leftovers? Which one of these recipes excites you most?