101 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes For Every Meal

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Never run out of ideas with this list of Thanksgiving leftover recipes. Whether you’re craving breakfast, brunch, dinner or dessert, there’s no reason to waste any leftover food this holiday.

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Aaahhh, the day after Thanksgiving! The house is full of guests, the kitchen is a mess, and of course, the fridge is full of leftovers! If your family is like ours, then you have an impressive quantity of leftover food…and a lot more than just turkey!

I’m always left hunting for creative ways to transform Thanksgiving leftovers so our family and guests don’t have to eat the same dishes two (or three) days in a row.

Well, we’re in luck, because there are so many Thanksgiving leftover recipes you can try. It doesn’t matter if you have too much turkey, stuffing, carrots, or mashed potatoes. There’s a way to turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into something new and exciting.

Looking for creative ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers? Here are 101 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I’m sharing some of the best ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. More than a few recipes for leftover turkey, this round-up is full of recipes for appetizers, soups & sides, main dishes, and of course, desserts … because there’s always too much cranberry sauce!


Breakfast with Thanksgiving leftovers

Ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers for breakfast and brunch.

  1. Leftover Turkey And Sweet Potato Frittata from Skinny Taste
  2. Loaded Turkey Panini from Pinch Of Yum
  3. Egg, Turkey & Stuffin’ Muffins from No Spoon Necessary
  4. Squash And Rapini Frittata from The Healthy Foodie
  5. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins from Two Peas And Their Pod
  6. Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich from Family Food On The Table
  7. Cranberry Pumpkin Breakfast Bake from Cook Nourish Bliss
  8. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Waffles from Just A Taste
  9. Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches from Running To The Kitchen
  10. Leftover Turkey Dinner Hash from Pickled Plum
  11. Leftover Stuffin’ Muffins from Budget Bytes
  12. Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles from If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen
  13. Bubble And Squeak Potato Cakes from The Flavor Bender
  14. Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame from Half Baked Harvest
  15. Mexican Turkey Breakfast Pizza from Taste And Tell Blog
  16. Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles from Foxes Love Lemons
  17. Egg, Turkey & Stuffin’ Muffins from†No Spoon Necessary
  18. Tempeh Pumpkin Hash from Kara Lydon
  19. Thanksgiving Leftovers Panini from Life In The Lofthouse
  20. Waffled Cranberry Cream Cheese Turkey Sandwiches from Neighbor Food Blog

Appetizers using Thanksgiving leftovers.

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes - Appetizers

  1. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins from Just A Taste
  2. Baked Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls from Laura Fuentes
  3. Leftover Turkey Tartines from Mon Petit Four
  4. Leftover Turkey Taquitos from Bless This Mess Please
  5. Turkey Avocado Flatbread from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  6. Stuffing Frittata Bites from Running To The Kitchen
  7. Leftover Turkey Butternut Squash Enchiladas from Kim’s Cravings
  8. Thanksgiving Quesadillas from Mantitlement
  9. Homemade Tater Tots from Cook Craft Love
  10. Fried Mashed Potato Balls from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  11. Thanksgiving Leftovers Pierogies from Yes To Yolks
  12. Thanksgiving Leftover Bites from Food Fanatic
  13. Sausage And Stuffing Balls With Cranberry Dipping Sauce from I Should Be Mopping The Floor
  14. Sweet Peppers With Two Kinds Buttermilk Dips Recipe from Chef De Home
  15. Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe from†Home Cooking Memories
  16. Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Nachos from Bless Her Heart Y’all
  17. Sushi-Inspired Thanksgiving Turkey Rolls from Arts & Crackers
  18. Thanksgiving Leftovers Pocket Pies from Two Twenty One
  19. Fried Mashed Potato Balls from Gather For Bread
  20. Thanksgiving Leftovers Quinoa Burgers from Fork And Beans
  21. Loaded Leftover Mashed Potato Balls from Handle The Heat

Soup and side recipes for leftover turkey, stuffing, and more!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes - Soups & Sides

  1. Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins from Kirbie’s Cravings
  2. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes from The Endless Meal
  3. Homemade Turkey Soup from Mantitlement
  4. Mashed Potato Croquettes from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  5. Spaghetti Squash Pancakes from Half Baked Harvest
  6. Low-carb Turkey Soup With Zucchini Noodles from Kalyn’s Kitchen
  7. Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs from Cinnamon, Spice, And Everything Nice
  8. Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup from Skinny Taste
  9. Hearty Pot Pie Soup Recipe With Turkey Leftovers from Jessica Gavin
  10. Leftover Turkey And Rice Soup from Girl And The Kitchen
  11. Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes from Spend With Pennies
  12. Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Cakes from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
  13. Whipped Carrots With Sriracha Butter from Healthy Delicious
  14. Deep Fried Loaded Mashed Potato Bites from the Cookie Rookie
  15. Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffed Egg Rolls & Cranberry Dipping Sauce from Cake’n Knife
  16. Turkey Orzo Soup from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

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Dinners made using Thanksgiving leftovers.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes - Main dishes

  1. Turkey, Cranberry, And Brie Crescent Braid from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  2. Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Shepherd’s Pie from Culinary Ginger
  3. Leftover Turkey Tacos With Brussels Sprout Slaw from Skinny Taste
  4. Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos from Sugar & Soul
  5. Leftover Thanksgiving Ham Cobb Salad from Damn Delicious
  6. “Leftovers” Zucchini Pasta†from Inspiralized
  7. Thanksgiving Leftover Enchiladas from Taste and Tell
  8. Creamy Turkey Artichoke Casserole from Family Food on the Table
  9. White Turkey Chili from Taste and Tell
  10. 30-Minute Leftover Turkey Chili from Just a Taste
  11. Leftover Turkey And Cranberry Enchiladas from Cook Nourish Bliss
  12. Easy Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini from Platings & Pairings
  13. Leftover Turkey Taco Salad from Creme De La Crumb
  14. Mini Turkey Pot Pies from Catz In The Kitchen
  15. Turkey Chow Fun Zoodles Stir Fry from Cotter Crunch
  16. Blue Cheese And Roasted Brussels Sprouts Pizza from The Endless Meal
  17. Leftover Turkey Tacos With Apples And Cranberries from Cook Nourish Bliss
  18. Roast Turkey And Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Pineapple And Coconut
  19. Leftover Turkey Quinoa Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette from Tasteful Venture
  20. Thanksgiving Burger from Real Food By Dad
  21. Turkey Fajita Rice Bowl from Whitney Bond
  22. Easy Thanksgiving Leftovers Bowl from Amanda’s Cookin’
  23. Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie from Jo Cooks
  24. Thanksgiving Pizza from The Gunny Sack
  25. Turkey Enchiladas from Gimme Some Oven
  26. Leftover Chicken Or Turkey Pasta Skillet from An Italian in my Kitchen
  27. Turkey Chili (with Leftover Turkey) Recipe from Simply Recipes
  28. Creamy Turkey Casserole from Cutefetti
  29. Turkey And Rice Stuffed Peppers


Desserts made with Thanksgiving leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes - Desserts

  1. Thanksgiving Leftover Pumpkin Pie Shake from The Crafted Sparrow
  2. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins With Oat Streusel Topping from Ahead Of Thyme
  3. Mashed Potato Cinnamon Rolls from Le Creme De La Crumb
  4. Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  5. Cranberry Bars from Dessert For Two
  6. Leftover Cranberry Sauce And Apple Crisp from Just A Taste
  7. Cranberry Chia Pudding from Real Food With Dana
  8. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Bread Recipe from Oh My Veggies
  9. Easy Cranberry Hand Pies With White Chocolate Drizzle from Amanda’s Cookin’
  10. Cranberry Sauce Cheesecake Brownies from Damn Delicious
  11. Apple Cranberry Quesadillas from Lana’s Cooking
  12. Leftover Pumpkin Pie Frappe from A Beautiful Mess
  13. Banana Cheesecake With Pecan Graham Cracker Crust from Desserts Required
  14. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfaits from Well Plated
  15. Leftover Sweet Potato & Cranberry Rolls from The Beautiful Balance
  16. Cranberry Sauce Mini Cheesecakes from Sweet Peas & Saffron
  17. Cranberry Sauce Bundt Cake from Roti’n Rice

I think that just about covers it all!

What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes?

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