21 Genius Ways You Should Absolutely Be Using Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Panini
Load up your favorite bread with butter, leftover sliced turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and your favorite kind of cheese and warm it all up in a panini press. Make sure to leave some extra gravy for dipping. Get the recipe.
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Turkey and Cranberry Quesadillas
Fill some flour tortillas with leftover turkey, tangy cranberry sauce, and whatever type of cheese you have on hand. Get the recipe.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna
The best past about this “lasagna” is you can layer it with any leftovers from your holiday table like Brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey, and stuffing. A healthy serving of leftover gravy makes this dish moist and delicious. Get the recipe.
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Turkey and Stuffing Muffins
This perfectly portioned stuffing muffins couldn’t be easier. Just mix together extra turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy with a few eggs and some chicken stock and bake until golden brown. Get the recipe.
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Thanksgiving Leftover Slides
These dinner rolls are loaded with all the fixings and baked until warm and melty perfection. Get the recipe.
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Thanksgiving Deep Dish Pizza
Start with store-bought puff pastry crust and fill it with shredded turkey, mashed potatoes, and really anything else you put on your holiday table like green bean casserole, creamed corn, and stuffing. Get the recipe.
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Leftover Turkey and Noodle Casserole
What happens when you combine pot pie, noodle casserole, and Tshanksgiving dinner into one? This droolworthy, crispy-on-the-outside-creamy-on-the-inside dish. Get the recipe.
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Turkey and Corn Chowder
This easy, filling chowder comes together in about 30 minutes. You can even make a big batch and freeze it for later. Get the recipe.
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Leftover Turkey and Pesto Panini
Sliced Thanksgiving turkey > any deli meat ever. Get the recipe.
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Turkey Pot Pie Soup
This rich and indulgent soup is made with shredded turkey, tons of veggies, potatoes, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Do the right thing and top your bowl with some leftover stuffing. Get the recipe.
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Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Egg Rolls
If you still have a crowd to feed after Thanksgiving dinner, these easy egg rolls are a foolproof party pleaser. Just wait until they try the cranberry mustard dipping sauce. Get the recipe.
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Eggs Baked in Stuffing
This breakfast may seem fancy, but it’s insanely simple to make. Just fill a few ramekins with leftover stuffing, crack an egg into each, and drizzle them with cream, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Then bake them in the oven until the yolks are set. Get the recipe.
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Leftover Sweet Potato Hand Pies
All you need is store bought pie crust, leftover mashed sweet potatoes, and marshmallows to make this three-ingredient dessert. Get the recipe.
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Leftover Turkey Frittata
If you’re craving something lighter after a heavy Thanksgiving meal, look no further than this easy frittata made with leftover turkey, spinach, and mozzarella.
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Hey, did you know you can put stuffing in your waffle iron? Yuuuup. Get the recipe.
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Ginger-Soy Cod en Papillote
Cooking fish en papillote (or in parchment packets) keeps it super moist and flavorful because it’s essentially steaming in its own juices. It’s important that the packets are sealed tightly; if you don’t trust your crimping skills, use a paper clip. You can assemble the packets ahead of time, and pop them in the oven when you’re ready.
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