27 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes & Ideas

Don’t let your food go to waste, here are a wide variety of Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes.  Mix it up with Tostadas or lighten it up with a salad. Find new and creative ways for your Thanksgiving Leftovers.

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1.Turkey Baciole

This Turkey Baciole can be a great leftover meal from Thanksgiving.

From: ABC The Chew

2. Creamy Turkey Enchiladas

Creamy Turkey Enchiladas – Let Thanksgiving last a little bit longer with this leftover treat!

From: BuzzFeed

3. Thanksgiving Leftover Tostadas

Move over, turkey sandwich! A tostada loaded with Mexican flavors is an unexpected way to dress up Thanksgiving leftovers.

From: My Recipes

4. Thanksgiving Cobb Salad

Grab the best part of Thanksgiving dinner and wrap it up into the ultimate leftover lunch or dinner with Thanksgiving Cobb Salad!

From: Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

5. Turkey Zucchini Burgers

I’m telling you, these Zucchini Turkey Burgers with Yogurt Sumac Sauce are a game changer! You can plop them in buns or if you’re following a gluten free diet they’re still amazing on their own topped with this Yogurt Sumac Sauce.

From: Weelicious

6. Keto Stuffing Hash

It starts with this, made from my very popular grain free biscuits, which lay the ground work for the stuffing and many future recipes.

From: Spinach Tiger

7. Skinny Turkey & Wild Rice ‘Leftover” Soup

I originally started making this soup after Thanksgiving a few years back, and honestly, I still haven’t changed the recipe from my original version of it. That’s just how good it is.

From: The Skinny Fork

8. Rustic Turkey Tart

Simple from start to finish.  Use the prepared pie doughs and you will be done in no time.

From: Genius Kitchen

9. Turkey Cranberry Puff Pastry Bites

The classic combination of turkey and cranberry in a great tasting appetizer, Turkey Cranberry Puff Pastry Bites. A tasty recipe for leftover turkey.

From: Art and the Kitchen

10. Thanksgiving Leftovers Appetizer: Turkey Salad topped with Cranberry Sauce

As we all can relate to, turkey dinner can be even better the next day, which takes some of the stress off of having to prepare a second meal the day after. Instead, it’s fun to try new ways of incorporating all of those yummy leftovers into new dishes and appetizers.

From: Sugar and Charm

11. Turkey Croissant Panini

Crisp, buttery Turkey Croissant Panini with sliced Brie, cranberry relish, and baby arugula are an easy way to enjoy your holiday leftovers. Great for lunch!

From: Striped Spatula

12. Turkey Stew

Hearty turkey stew with vegetables simmered in a creamy sauce. A delicious way to use up that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

From: What Should I Make For . . .

13. Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles

Leftover Thanksgiving stuffing waffles are a perfect (and easy) meal to make the day after Thanksgiving. All you need is leftover stuffing, eggs and a waffle iron!

From: if you give a blonde a kitchen

14. Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Moist turkey, combined with vegetables and topped off with creamy mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving leftovers reinvented into a flavorful shepherd’s pie.

From: Baked by Rachel

15. Turkey Stuffing Roll Ups

All of the yummy flavors of turkey dinner are wrapped up in little bundles for a delicious and speedy weeknight dinner!

From: Spend with Pennies

16. Turkey Cranberry Sliders

These Turkey Cranberry Sliders fit the bill perfectly. Not only do they use up leftover turkey and cranberry sauce, but they are filling and taste amazing!

From: Graceful Little Honey Bee

17. Fiesta Turkey Soup

Every year, after gorging myself on Thanksgiving dinner, I am in the mood for something a little spicy.  Mexican food is usually the first choice.  This year I’m making this Fiesta Turkey Soup because it is the perfect answer to leftover turkey and the need for a little spice.  Thanks to the leftover turkey this soup comes together super fast.  The little bit of spice comes from using Rotel tomatoes and canned corn with peppers.  It is the perfect amount of heat.

From: Your Home Based Mom

18. Mashed Potato & Stuffing Patties

Always have more leftovers than you think?  Mashed Potato & Stuffing Patties are a quick and easy fix.

From: Pocket Change Gourmet

19. Thanksgiving Leftover Gameday Sliders

Thanksgiving is definitely a cooking holiday.  So give yourself a break and use all those delicious dishes to create gameday sliders everyone can enjoy!

From: Berly’s Kitchen

20. Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

This Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich is everything you love about Thanksgiving between two slices of bread!

From: home made interest

21. Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole

Tired of having leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Make an easy Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole and change things up! This easy family-pleasing meal is great!

From: Who Needs a Cape

22. Thanksgiving Leftovers In A Blanket

Crescent Rolls are everything bread will never be.

From: delish

23. Turkey Mashed Potato Bites

Transform Thanksgiving extras into a second day snack by mixing chopped leftover turkey with leftover mashed potatoes, cheese, scallions and eggs. Then simply roll the mixture into balls, coat the balls in breadcrumbs and fry them until golden brown and crispy. And don’t forget leftover cranberry sauce or gravy for dipping!

From: Today

24. Leftover Thanksgiving Lasagna

When you’ve had your fill of turkey sandwiches and turkey soup, but there are still leftovers waiting to be eaten in the fridge, choose greatness. And by greatness we mean a towering lasagna filled with layers of roasted Brussel sprouts, creamy sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving stuffing, and of course, the turkey. One might even argue that this next-day meal is even better than the main event itself.

From: The Kitchn

25. Thanksgiving Leftover Hand Pies

Thanksgiving round two, all in the palm of your hands.

From: TasteMade

26. Thanksgiving Leftover Eggrolls with Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffed Egg Rolls with Cranberry Dipping Sauce is the ultimate way to enjoy Thanksgiving, even after Turkey Day is over! All of your favorite Thanksgiving food, stuffed in a crispy, golden brown egg roll, paired up with tart and tangy cranberry dipping sauce. YUM.

From: Cake-N-Knife

27. Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey & Stuffing Muffins

When it comes to Thanksgiving, the only thing better than the meal itself is, of course, the leftovers! And I’m no stranger to transforming Turkey Day extrasinto something special on the second (and third, and fourth…) day after the big feast. My latest creation? Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins. I repeat, stuffing muffins.

From: Just a Taste