5 Unique Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

5 Unique Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Thanksgiving is a time of year when there’s no shortage of delicious food. In fact, you’ll probably end up with plenty of leftovers you’ll need to store in your fridge. To avoid wasting this delicious food and all your hard work, try a few new recipes you can make at home so the Thanksgiving festivities can continue. Here are five unique recipes you can make that will incorporate your Thanksgiving leftovers into your next meal.

A Twist on the Turkey Sandwich

leftover thanksgiving turkey sandwich

It goes without saying that you’ll probably make a turkey sandwich or two. Make yours unique by turning into a double-decker club topped with a thin layer of cranberry sauce. You can even toast some leftover rolls and use them as the bread instead of traditional sandwich bread. Add some cheese and fresh lettuce to give your turkey club sandwich a bit of flavor and crunch. You can eat almost any type of sandwich with leftover turkey, so have fun and see how many different combinations you can come up with.

Fried Snack Balls

turkey stuffed potato croquette

Are you looking to get really creative? Mix a few small pieces of leftover turkey together with mashed potatoes and form them into small bite-sized balls. Then, using your choice of batter, cover each ball until it’s completely coated. Deep fry them until they’re golden brown and crunchy and you’ve got a delicious snack that puts a whole new twist on the leftover turkey and mashed potato plate. If you have extra stuffing left, mix that in with the potatoes and turkey for some extra flavor.

Turkey and Waffles

turkey and waffle sandwich with lettuce

You’ve probably heard of chicken and waffles, but how about turkey and waffles? For an amazing brunch, make some fluffy waffles and top them with thick slices of leftover turkey. Instead of sweet syrup, cover the dish with some tangy cranberry sauce. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a classic dish with a holiday-themed twist. Enjoy it as a breakfast meal or invite some friends over for brunch to give this dish a try.

Thanksgiving Leftover Pot Pie

thanksgiving leftover shepherds pie

Pot pie is such a classic comfort food that it’s no surprise you can make it with Thanksgiving leftovers. Use turkey and gravy to fill your pot pie and mix everything together with some chopped vegetables. Top the pie with a flaky crust and bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes. This recipe is super-simple to make and it’s a deliciously filling dinner for the family to enjoy after Thanksgiving Day.

Delicious Thanksgiving Hash

thanksgiving leftover breakfast hash

If you don’t have a ton of leftovers but you want to use what you do have, try making a fried hash for breakfast. Simply take your turkey and chop it into fine pieces, then mix it together with some leftover stuffing or mashed potatoes. Form the mixture into thin cakes and fry each side until it’s golden brown. Cook them in a hot pan with oil for about four minutes on each side. You can serve your leftovers hash with some dinner rolls, scrambled eggs, or just eat them as a standalone dish.