Along with expressing gratitude and gathering with family and friends to eat a huge meal, Thanksgiving also comes along with leftovers.
And if you’re lucky enough to have food then you shouldn’t let it go to waste. So, you might want to check out these ideas on what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers to plan ahead.
1) Turkey Pot Pie
Use a prepared pie crust and shred up your leftover turkey, toss in those extra vegetables and call it a day. You can find the recipe here.
2) Turkey Cobb Salad Sandwich
Just chop up your turkey, add some chopped tomatoes, bacon, and some avocado with some oil or mayo and serve on bread or in a pita. Get the recipe here.
3) Turkey Bolognese
Using turkey speeds up the process of making a bolognese sauce without sacrificing taste. Get the recipe here.
4) Turkey Chilli
You can use all of your leftover turkey in this recipe, freeze it, and have it to warm you up on cold winter days.
5) Sweet-Potato Spoon Bread With Caramel Pecan Topping
Why stop eating dessert after the holidays? This spoon bread pudding is beyond delicious. Learn how to make it here.
6) Waffle Brunch
You can throw some stuffing in your waffle iron and enjoy part 2 of your Thanksgiving dinner in a different way. The directions can be found here.
7) Creamy Turkey and Noodles
This recipe uses your leftover turkey and vegetables along with a box of bow tie pasta, some cheese, butter, flour, sour cream, milk, and spices. Get the full recipe here.
8) Turkey Croquettes
These are super yummy and much better than eating plain turkey all over again.
9) Thanksgiving Pizza
This is an ingenious recipe that uses ALL of the leftovers. Use pastry puff to create your pie and spread some mashed potatoes, and drizzle with gravy before adding some corn and green bean casserole, turkey, another drizzle of gravy and shredded cheese. Get the full recipe here.