Aside from reuniting with family and feeling especially grateful, the best part of Thanksgiving is the scrumptious dinner.
But the succulent turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes also make for delicious leftovers.
We've put together a list of recipes that will reimagine your leftovers into a whole, equally-as-tasty meal. Check them out!
Apple Cheddar Turkey Melt
Apple and cheddar aren't two ingredients you'd usually pair together, but when they're layered on ciabatta and broken up with turkey, they become the definition of a perfect sandwich.
You can find the recipe at Sprinkle and Sea Salt.
Think there isn’t much you can do with leftover stuffing? Think again. This recipe is so versatile, you can throw in your favorite ingredients like spinach or leftover sweet potatoes. Bake it all into a little muffin that you can eat on the go or freeze for later snacking!
Find the recipe at BudgetyBytes.
It’s cozy season, and there’s nothing cozier than leftover turkey mixed with mashed potatoes and herbs baked into a golden croquette! There’s also an option to deep fry them!
The recipe is available at Skinny Taste.
Leftover Turkey Soup with Kale
Ate a little too much pie over the holiday? Don’t worry. If your goal is to eat healthier after Thanksgiving then repurposing your leftover turkey into a soup with kale, carrots, peas, celery, onion, and wild rice makes for the ideal cleanse.
Get the recipe at Sprinkle and Sea Salt.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Hash
Who said leftovers had to be eaten for dinner? Spice up your morning routine with this hearty breakfast hash. You can use leftover turkey, your favorite veggies, top it with an egg and drizzle it with leftover gravy. Breakfast never looked or tasted this good!
Grab the recipe at Family Food on the Table.
Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas
This recipe is Thanksgiving twist on a traditional empanada and a pot pie! Feel free to use any leftover vegetables alongside the turkey for the baked turnover that'll warm your soul.
Find the recipe at Skinny Taste.
Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders
Give your leftover turkey a little heat. These sliders are perfect to nosh on while watching a game or holiday movies, plus, they're just the right amount of buttery carbs, cheesy goodness, and bacon!
Get the recipe at Sweet Cayenne.
Slow Cooker Taco Chili
Nothing soothes the soul better than a steaming bowl of chili. Throw in your leftover turkey or chicken, beans, veggies, some taco seasoning, and voilà, a twist on a fall classic your family will love.
Find the recipe at Cheese Curd in Paradise!
Turkey Egg Rolls
Picture this: your Thanksgiving meal wrapped in a crispy, golden egg roll. It's like the best of both worlds. The recipe even suggests using leftover gray or cranberries as a dip which sounds outstanding.
Find the recipe at SavoringtheGood
Just because you have leftovers, doesn't mean you can't eat your favorite food ever: pizza! Thanksgiving pizza substitutes red sauce for gravy and pepperoni for shredded turkey, then tops it off with brie cheese and cranberries all baked to perfection!
The full recipe is at What the Forks for Dinner.
Turkey Cranberry Quesadillas
A quick and easy way to give your turkey and cranberry sauce leftovers a new life is to wedge them between corn tortillas and cheese for a holiday take on a quesadilla.
See the recipe at DomesticSuperHero
What's better than transforming your turkey leftovers into a creamy, mushroom pasta Tetrazzini? It's so delicious you'll forget you're eating leftovers.
Get the recipe at Mantitlement.
Cranberry Shortbread Bars
Don't let your cranberry sauce go to waste when it can be repurposed into another finger-licking dessert so effortlessly. The bars also pair perfectly with a nice cup of tea.
Get the recipe at Life Made Sweeter.