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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.