Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Leftovers With These 20 Recipes

If I had to pick my favorite meal of the year, hands down it would be Thanksgiving dinner.

I’m actually one of those people who doesn’t like the turkey. Don’t @ me (do people still say that?), it’s just who I am. But give me every possible side dish and I’m a happy woman. Multiple pieces of pie? Yes please!

A (usually) dry piece of meat, no thank you. I’ll typically have one bite of turkey, because people get very heated about my dislike for the main dish. And even though that’s all I’ll take at Thanksgiving dinner, I actually love turkey re-purposed after the fact. Turkey-focused leftover creations are where it really shines. Turkey smothered in pesto? Pass it my way!

So while Thanksgiving dinner ranks number 1 in my book, the days that follow, full of leftovers, would be my next favorite meals. Today, we rounded up 20 mouth-watering recipes that will turn your turkey and other leftovers into delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


1. Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts


2. 10-Minute Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Source: Juley Le for The Everygirl


3. Turkey Tetrazzini with Crunchy Homemade Dijon Topping


4. Croque Madame


5. Turkey Tortilla Soup


6. Loaded Turkey Panini

Source: Pinch of Yum


7. Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza

Source: Recipe Runner


8. Turkey Cornbread Casserole


9. Low Carb Turkey Stuffing Waffles


10. Cranberry and Turkey Turnovers

Source: A Sassy Spoon


11. Arugula Pesto Turkey Tartine


12. Turkey and Gravy Eggs Benedict

Source: Port and Fin


13. Vegan Orange Cranberry Waffles


14. Loaded Turkey Nachos Salad Bowls

Source: Cotter Crunch


15. Creamy Turkey Soup


16. Green Chile Butternut Squash and Turkey Enchiladas with Crispy Sage


17. Turkey Pesto Panini


18. Easy 30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup

Source: Averie Cooks


19. Ham Cobb Salad


20. Holiday Hoagie with Turkey, Bacon, and Brussels Sprouts


How do you repurpose leftovers? Share your tips or recipes in the comments below!


This article was originally published on November 29, 2019 and has been updated for timeliness. 


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