10 Creative Ways To Repurpose Thanksgiving Leftovers 

Thanksgiving was great, and now you have all the leftovers. You don’t want to be wasteful and throw them out but also don’t want to eat the same thing over and over again. So here are some creative ways that you can repurpose those Thanksgiving leftovers.

1. Shepherd’s Pie

A serving of Easy Shepherd's Pie on a white plate.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

This Shepherd’s pie recipe for leftover turkey was created for Thanksgiving leftovers, so you know it’s going to be great. This recipe uses turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and whatever vegetables you might have left and combines them into one tasty dish.

2. Turkey Soup

An overhead view looking down into a white bowl filled with this turkey soup recipe.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Turkey soup is a delicious and healthy way to use up some of your Thanksgiving leftovers. If you make a large batch, consider storing the noodles or rice separately in the fridge so they don’t get too mushy. 

3. Baked Brie With Cranberry Sauce

A round of baked brie with cranberry sauce and pecans on top. Crackers surround it.
Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings.

Do you have leftover cranberry sauce you aren’t sure what to do with? Grab yourself a wheel of Brie and some crackers, and prepare for a party in your mouth with this baked brie and cranberry sauce. Spread the leftover cranberry sauce on top of the Brie and bake for a delicious snack or appetizer. 

4. Traditional Leftover Turkey Sandwich

A Thanksgiving Traditional Leftover Sandwich, cut in half and placed on a white plate.
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One of the best parts of leftover Thanksgiving food is the leftover turkey sandwiches that you get to enjoy the next day. This sandwich has it all: gravy, turkey, cranberry sauce, and some crisp romaine lettuce. You might as well make two; you know you are coming back for more.

5. Creamy Kale Mushroom Soup

A bowl of creamy mushroom kale turkey soup in a brown bowl.
Photo Credit: XOXO Bella.

This creamy kale mushroom soup is a delicious way to use up some of your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. You are going to love this tasty soup, and it’s perfect for warming up on a cold winter evening.

6. Potato Pancakes

A stack of potato pancakes on a white plate.
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Leftover mashed potatoes can get boring and sometimes even dry rather quickly, so why not transform them into a whole new dish? Take those leftover mashed potatoes and turn them into potato pancakes! These pancakes are made with ingredients you already have, and they are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

7. Leftover Turkey Stir Fry

A black bowl filled with leftover turkey stir-fry.
Photo Credit: Low Carb Africa.

Give your leftover Thanksgiving turkey a makeover with this turkey stir fry recipe. Bell peppers, onions, broccoli, and any other veggies you might want to include make for a quick, light, and tasty dinner the whole family will love. 

8. Roasted Leftover Vegetable Tray Soup

A bowl of Roasted Leftover Vegetable Tray Soup sits on a wooden counter with a spoon in it.
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Many families have a veggie tray and a meat and cheese tray for people to snack on as they finish preparing Thanksgiving dinner. If you have leftover vegetables from your tray, you have the perfect opportunity to make a healthy roasted vegetable soup so that they don’t go to waste.

9. Leftover Turkey Hash

A closeup of a spoon laying on a sheet pan filled and surrounded by leftover turkey hash.
Photo Credit: Always Use Butter.

If you need a quick dinner that you know the family will love, try this turkey hash. Potatoes, bell peppers, onions, turkey, stuffing, and gravy make for a tasty dinner that transforms those Thanksgiving leftovers. 

10. Leftover Turkey Pot Pies

A closeup of a chicken pot pie in a white ramekin. The front of the pie is broken open with a spoon to show mushrooms, peas and carrots on the inside.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

This pot pie recipe is perfect for using up some of your Thanksgiving turkey and turning it into a brand-new meal. You can even freeze these tasty pot pies and use them later if you are tired of eating turkey for the moment.

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A dutch oven with a cooked whole chicken topped with rosemary twigs.
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A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
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While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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