8 Delicious Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s Turkey time! This Thanksgiving, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by one thing – no, I’m not talking about your slightly crazy family – turkey EVERYTHING!

Every year, you’re bombarded with pounds upon pounds of the iconic poultry, and every year, you microwave the leftovers until you’re just too sick of it to eat any more. But equipped with these recipes, not only will it make leftovers enjoyable, but you and your family will be saying “bring on more turkey!”

turkey mac and chesse

1. Turkey Mac + Cheese: Straight from the kitchen of Wolfgang Puck, this mac and cheese will not only transform your turkey leftovers into cheesy heaven, but your family will be begging for this dish year-round. (via abc)


2. Cream of Turkey Soup: This is the perfect fall comfort food. Let this soup simmer away on the stove while you curl up and enjoy a chilly day inside, all with minimal effort when you use your Thanksgiving leftovers. (via Louisiana Kitchen + Culture)

turkey and stuffing bake

3. Turkey + Stuffing Bake: Can’t get enough of that Thanksgiving goodness? Then this casserole is for you! Throw (most) of your turkey and holiday leftovers together, and it’s almost as good as a second Thanksgiving feast. (via Betty Crocker)


4. Leftover Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust: Oh goodness, y’all. I mean, we love pot pies and all, but add turkey and cheddar biscuits, and we’re sold. Instant yum. (via Just a Taste)

thanksgiving leftovers salad

5. Thanksgiving Leftovers Salad: It’s so easy to overeat on Thanksgiving. The turkey, the pie, the bread, and, oh gosh, those carbs… If you’re feeling a little guilty and want to take a step toward recovery, this salad with all the Thanksgiving yummies and none of the carbs is for you. (via Craving Chronicles)


6. Creamy + Cheesy Turkey Enchiladas: If you’re totally over the traditional holiday food, and in the mood for something a little different, these creamy and cheesy enchiladas will do the trick. You taste buds will definitely be thankful for your choice. (via Simply Recipes)

cranberry turkey ring

7. Cranberry Turkey Crescent Ring: Easy to put together, and even easier to eat, this crescent ring is the mecca of Thanksgiving leftovers. Still have family around the day after Thanksgiving? No problem! Just whip up this yummy dish, and you’ll definitely get points in your mother-in-law’s book. (via Pillsbury)


8. Turkey Pesto + Roasted Red Pepper Panini: Like the Thanksgiving Leftovers Salad, this one is for those of us who are (trying) to watch our waistlines after a Thanksgiving gorge-fest. With a little pesto and yummy red peppers, you’ll feel like you’re doing both your taste buds and your thighs a favor. (via Avocado Pesto)

Drop your own Thanksgiving leftover secrets in the comments below!

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