We're not saying you have to give up the beloved leftover turkey sandwich, but why not explore a few new ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers? These recipes give the actual turkey day feast a run for its money.
It's easy to whip up a pizza out of leftovers. Whether you have turkey, sausage, shrimp, or veggies, you can use one of these
easy recipes for a quick After-Thanksgiving Pizza.
Try leftover turkey in soup for a change. This Mexican-inspired turkey soup has crunchy tortilla strips, creamy avocado, and
Leftover dinner rolls make perfect croutons, and cranberry sauce can easily be turned into a dressing for this filling turkey
Pretty much anything goes in this catch-all cobbler. We made ours with ham, sweet peas, mushrooms, carrots, and a flaky piecrust.
Feel free to add other veggies, or try turkey instead.
Make a hearty mac and cheese by adding your leftover ham, veggies, and even crackers.
Transform your leftover Thanksgiving turkey into a fiesta of a meal with these tostadas. A few add-ins kick up the spice of
your cranberry sauce to round out the Tex-Mex combination of veggies, turkey, and cheese.
There's no need to make a post-Thanksgiving grocery run for this meal. Use up not just turkey but also mashed potatoes, green
beans, pie crust dough, and gravy in these tasty small pies.
Leftover sweet potatoes are the sauce of this turkey pizza. It's far from Thanksgiving dinner in a different form, though;
shiitake mushrooms, red onion, cheese, and Italian spices ensure a distinctly delicious flavor.
Give your mashed potatoes new life in this soup. It's filled with the flavors of thyme, garlic, green onions, and ham and
topped with leftover dinner rolls and cheese.
Freshen up your turkey meal with this simple salad. Cornbread dressing becomes flavorful croutons; toss them with greens,
an oil-and-vinegar dressing, turkey, and cranberry sauce for a delightful light meal.
Make this rich and creamy casserole with leftover turkey, and either eat it that night or freeze it for a busier day. Mushroom
soup and a jar of Alfredo sauce jump-start the recipe, and crushed seasoned croutons form a flavorful topping.
Stack leftover sliced turkey with cheese and other toppings on a fresh sourdough loaf to make four sandwiches in one. You
can substitute whatever you have on hand, including Muenster or Swiss cheese for Havarti and cranberry sauce in place of bell
peppers and vinaigrette.
If you have leftover smoked turkey, hold the mayo! This is still your iconic day-after sandwich, but with a better spread
(fig paste!) and toasted ciabatta.
You'll be amazed when you bite into this mixture of sweet and savory. Of course, like in all great sandwiches, there's bacon
A pound of leftover roasted turkey and you can create this sampler of all the time-honored Thanksgiving favorites.
If you find yourself with leftover baked ham, turn it into this flavorful pita salad! The range of ingredients - from honey
mustard to diced apples - will leave your tastebuds happy.