Here you’ll find a growing collection of delicious Thanksgiving Leftover recipes!

Besides family and pie, leftovers are my favorite thing about Thanksgiving.

This year you may find yourself with more leftovers than you would typically. And I’m here to help. Over the years, I’ve repurposed leftovers by turning them into new recipes. From sandwiches to soups to pot pies. This is a growing list and will be updated every year as need be.


Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oats in Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

The best way to wake up after a holiday is with a bowl of Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oats! Orange zest and juice is mixed into creamy steel cut oats and topped with leftover cranberry sauce, vanilla yogurt and chopped toasted pecans. Yields 4 in about 35 minutes.


Leftover Turkey Shepherds Pie

Put your Thanksgiving leftovers to use with this Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie! A casserole of homemade turkey and vegetable filling is topped with stuffing, mashed potatoes and cheese. Yields 6 to 8 generous servings.


cut Cranberry Küchen into squares

Cranberry Küchen is a simple, delicious dessert that’s also a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. A sugar cookie-like crust topped with cranberry filling and a sour cream topping. For this recipe you’ll need 2-1/2 cups cranberry sauce or 1 full recipe! Yields 1 (9×13) and will yield 12 to 16 pieces depending on how you cut it.


Turkey Cranberry Croissant Panini in Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Who knew leftovers could be this delicious? In this Turkey Cranberry Croissant Panini; buttery flaky croissants are smeared with homemade cranberry sauce and filled with tender slices of thanksgiving turkey, crispy bacon, peppery arugula and gooey brie cheese before being griddled and pressed in a panini press. Yields 4 sandwiches in about 20 minutes.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts in Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Melts are a simple and delicious way to enjoy leftovers. Thick slices of toasted Texas toast topped with all the Thanksgiving holiday fixings plus melted cheese and smothered with gravy.

Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing in Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

This Roasted Turkey Cranberry Salad is a light and delicious way to use up leftover turkey. Turkey, dried cranberries, celery and onions are tossed with toasted pecans and a light greek yogurt dressing. Serves 6 in 15 minutes.

Skillet Meals:

Skillet Turkey Pot Pie in Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Transform Thanksgiving leftovers by making this easy Turkey Skillet Pot Pie. In this recipe; carrots, celery and onion are cooked until tender, and mixed with leftover turkey and diced potatoes in a creamy gravy. Topped with a flaky puff pastry, makes this turkey pot pie the ultimate comfort food.

Turkey Slop

A lunchroom favorite turned into a cozy comfort food! Turkey Slop is shredded leftover turkey in a luscious homemade pan gravy ladled over creamy mashed potatoes. This is a delicious way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey!


Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup in Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

The weekend calls for a hearty, warm bowl of Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup! If time allows, plan ahead to make the homemade turkey stock and then you won’t believe how easy the rest of this soup is to throw together. Yields 8+ in about 35 minutes.

Homemade Turkey Pot Pie Soup in Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

This creamy yet cream-less Turkey Pot Pie Soup will make good use out of your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Simple and flavorful, a one-pot soup to warm your soul. Serves 6 in about 45 minutes.

Turkey Wild Rice Soup in Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Put your leftover turkey to good use in this earthy and hearty, Homemade Turkey Wild Rice Soup. Fresh vegetables and herbs, cooked wild rice and leftover turkey in a creamy and luxurious soup. Comfy and cozy, perfect for a cold blustery day.

Turkey Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Mushroom Wild Rice Soup is a great way to use up leftover turkey. This creamy soup is loaded with leftover turkey, earthy mushrooms and tender vegetables and nutty wild rice. This recipe yields 6 (1½-cup) servings.

Homemade Ingredients and Condiments:

turkey stock

Don’t discard your turkey bones, instead make Slow Cooker Turkey Stock! Add leftover turkey bones, vegetables, herbs and spices with water and cider vinegar into your slow cooker and let it do the work. Yields approximately 12 cups in 6 hours.

Enjoy! And if you give any of these Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!