12 Recipes To Love Your Thanksgiving Leftovers


Thanksgiving food is great— you know, for a couple of days. But, by day three when you just don’t think you can eat any more leftovers, it’s time to get creative.

From turning potatoes into pancakes to making that cranberry sauce into a delicious cake, there are plenty of recipes that can help you love your leftovers again.

Check out these 12 different recipes to take your leftover-eating game to the next level.

1. Turkey Waffle Melt

Mashed potato waffles, turkey, cranberry sauce and brie combined into a giant breakfast sandwich will give your Thanksgiving scraps a major upgrade. Get the recipe.

Half Baked Harvest

2. Cranberry Sauce & Cream Cheese French Toast

Cranberries pair well with cream cheese to help you improve your breakfast and get rid of that cranberry sauce at the same time. Get the recipe.

Alaska From Scratch

3. Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mashed potato pancakes can be eaten at any time of the day and are a great way to change up how you enjoy those mashed potatoes. Get the recipe.

Just A Taste

4. Thanksgiving Nachos

Turkey goes well with cheese and jalapenos, so why not turn your leftovers into a plate of spicy nachos? Get the recipe.

Girl Versus Dough

5. Turkey & Stuffing Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are usually filled with rice and chicken (at least in my kitchen), but they can easily be filled with turkey and stuffing for a twist on Thanksgiving food. Get the recipe.


6. Leftover Apple Pie Milkshake

Whip those pie slices into a frozen treat, why don’t you? Get the recipe.


7. Thanksgiving Turkey Pizza

Top some dough off with mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey and cheese and you’ve got yourself a Thanksgiving-worthy pizza. Get the recipe.

Baked By Rachel

8. Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

Combine your leftover turkey and veggies into one holiday-themed pot pie. Get the recipe.

Damn Delicious

9. Turkey Corn Chowder

Turkey and corn served all warm and in soup form? Don’t mind if I do! Get the recipe.

Six Sisters' Stuff

10. Cranberry & Turkey Salad

It’s like chicken salad, but, you know, a bit more Thanksgiving-y. Get the recipe.

Happy Go Lucky

11. Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Pumpkin pie is just as good in frozen form. Go on, try it. Get the recipe.

Blogging Over Thyme

12. Cranberry Sauce Bunt Cake

I’ve never thought of using cranberry sauce in a dessert recipe, but I’m definitely not opposed to it. Get the recipe.

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Rotin Rice

Your post-Thanksgiving meals are going to be so much better. You might even want to make a little extra this year, just so you can enjoy these leftover recipes a little longer. Happy eating – for Thanksgiving and all of the days of leftovers to follow!

[h/t: Redbook]

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