6 Different Ways To Eat Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is having lots of yummy leftovers to eat for the several days following Thanksgiving Day. Eating the same thing over and over again can get boring after too long though, so I have found six different recipes you can create with your leftovers. You don’t want all that delicious food to go to waste!

1. Day after Turkey Soup


What a better way to use up the rest of your turkey than by making a big pot of yummy soup? This recipe is super easy and only takes a couple of hours to prepare and cook. Once it is all ready, you can curl up with a cozy blanket, this warm soup, and maybe even throw on your favorite holiday movie. Check out the recipe here, or maybe even try coming up with your own turkey soup recipe variations. 

2. Turkey Sandwich


This is one of those classic ways to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers–at least it is in my house–and also one with which you can get creative. You can throw in cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing, and maybe even a little mac n’ cheese if you’re feeling adventurous. The combinations are endless! BONUS: Try grilling your thanksgiving-sandwich-concoction to create a delicious panini!

3. Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms 


This is another super simple recipe which only calls for a few ingredients–leftover stuffing, mushrooms, parmesan, parsley, and garlic! These stuffed mushroom only take 25 minutes to make and they look delicious! Check out the full recipe here

4. Deep Fried Green Beens 


Whether your leftover green beans are cooked or uncooked, you can use them to create this fun appetizer/side-dish for your meals. You could even get extra creative and whoop up some different sauces to dip them in. Check out the full recipe here!

5. Cranberry Turnovers 


Have leftover cranberries? Turn them into this yummy desert! All you need is some cream cheese, puff pastries, confectioners sugar, some egg yokes, and 50 minutes of your time! It looks simple and delicious! Check out the full recipe here!

6. Sweet Potato & Turkey Hash 


That’s right! You can even incorporate your Thanksgiving leftovers into breakfast! Just throw your leftover sweet potatoes and turkey in with diced bell peppers, onions, and eggs–and you have a delicious and hearty meal. Check out the full recipe here!

Let us know if you recreated any of these recipes or if you came up with some of your own. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Happy holidays!

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Raelynn is a senior in college, working on her B.A. in English. After she graduates, she will be moving on to graduate school to attain her M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Though she does not quite know what genre she wants to write yet, she hopes to one day be a full-time writer. In her free time, Raelynn likes to play guitar, hangout with friends, pet puppies, and go on spontaneous adventures.

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