Great Ways To Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 23, 2018

It official the day after Thanksgiving and you are already tired of the leftovers? Yep, that 25-pound turkey, 5-pounds of dressing and 2-pounds of cranberry sauce and green bean casserole might have not been the best idea for a family of 5.  I understand I cook like I'm feeding an army also. And we will be doing it again in about a months time as we gather with family and friends to celebrate Christmas. we have put together the following list of some yummy ways to turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into new and exciting meals your family is sure to love. 

1) Recipes From A Pantry Chinese Five Spice Turkey Tacos
"Can I tempt you with some Chinese five spice turkey tacos? This mini fusion of Mexican and Asian flavours bites, with the soft flour tortillas filled with Chinese five spice flavoured turkey, bean sprouts, radishes, and sesame oil flavoured sour cream have got it all going on."

"This Turkey Noodle Casserole is an easy and delicious dinner recipe. It’s a great way to use up leftover turkey (or chicken). Even better, it tastes amazing!"

"These sweet and savoury holiday morning muffins use up your leftover cranberry sauce, come together quickly, but can also be made ahead and frozen for an easy and festive breakfast or brunch. They make a great on-the-go breakfast and lunchbox snack as well!"

"Looking for a delicious way to serve up leftover turkey? Try this turkey a la king recipe served over baked potatoes."

"Healthy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Rolls recipe, perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch. These rolls are delicious, moist, fluffy and easy to make!"

"Sounds easy, doesn’t it? And it is as easy as it sounds. 15 minutes, no cooking involved, simple ingredients you probably already have."

"I can’t imagine a better way to use up leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey than the Ultimate Leftover Turkey Breakfast Sandwich. Holiday turkey layered over a patty of mashed potatoes and stuffing, melted provolone, and topped with a fried egg."

"I found this recipe for Spicy Turkey Quesadillas on the Taste of Home website and knew that I would be adding it into my menu this year. I made some minor changes, using what I had on hand. Greek yogurt cream cheese, jarred jalapenos, multigrain wraps. These came together super quickly using the panini press, and they disappeared even quicker."

"When you get tired of Thanksgiving leftovers, this Instant Pot Turkey Chili is a great way to use up the leftover turkey. It’s warm, satisfying, and so delicious."

"These Instant Pot egg bites are the simplest breakfast (or lunch, or snack) that you will ever make! They are also low carb, Keto, gluten-free and very easy to make."

11) Christina Cucina Genius Potato Turkey and Stuffing
"Genius Potato, Turkey and Stuffing Layered Leftovers recipe is so tasty, no one would ever guess that the dish uses leftovers! Be sure to make extra everything on Thanksgiving!"

"You are going to want to make extra food, just to make these delicious Air Fryer Turkey Croquettes with Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers."

"Thanksgiving Egg Rolls: Leftover mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey are rolled up and baked into a crispy egg roll served with a side of gravy or cranberry sauce for dipping. The most unique egg roll that you have ever had!"

14) Earth Food and Fire Leftover Turkey Soup
"A hearty, leftover turkey soup, this recipe is loaded with delicious goodies, and I think, the easiest way to use up any leftover turkey meat in your fridge. Using only one pot, this turkey and wild rice soup is a great way to avoid food waste, meal-prep, and eat healthy during one of the busiest times of the year! If you don’t have turkey, you can easily substitute chicken in this hearty soup."

"An over-the-top delicious milkshake recipe using a big slice of leftover pumpkin pie (yes, the whole thing - crust & all)! It blends up in less than 5 minutes and is simple to make dairy or gluten-free if desired. If you've ever needed an excuse to bake a pumpkin pie (besides Thanksgiving) and don't have any leftover right now - this is it!"

We hope you enjoy each of these ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers and as always keep it Southern Y'all!

*each of these recipes where used with the consent of each blogger listed*

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