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 into new recipes. From sandwiches to soups to pot pies. This is a growing list and will be updated every year as need be.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Homemade Ingredients and Condiments:
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!
Buy the Cookbook: Simply Scratch : 120 Wholesome Homemade Recipes Made Easy Now available on Amazon »
THANK YOU in advance for your support!
If you’re fortunate enough to have leftover dressing, put it in your waffle maker and keep it in till it’s slightly crisp. Then use it as bread for your leftover turkey sandwiches!