We have over 50 Thanksgiving leftover recipes you will be excited to try. You can create delicious meals with your thanksgiving leftovers. The entire family will enjoy these new ideas.
Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
I look forward to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner all year long since I love cooking for my family. However, eventually we get tired of eating turkey and cranberry sauce.
To solve this problem, I have collected over 50 Holiday Leftover Recipes so that you can create delicious meals with your leftovers days after Thanksgiving. These are ideas that the kids and adults will enjoy.
Everyone will think they are eating something entirely new. It is a win all around.
Table of Contents
- Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
- What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?
- Leftover Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Mashed Potato Cakes
- Turkey Pot Pie Recipe
- Leftover Turkey Pot pie with Stuffing Crust
- Crock Pot Sheperd’s Pie
- Instant Pot Twice Baked Potatoes Casserole
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Muffin Tin Mashed Potatoes
- Cheesy Potato Croquettes
- Mashed Potato Waffles
- Duchess Potatoes
- Mashed Potato Soup
- Mashed Potato Balls
- Corn and Mashed Potato Fritters
- Leftover Ham recipes
- Ham and Bean Soup Crock Pot Recipe
- Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders
- Ham and Potato Soup Crock Pot Recipe
- Leftover Ham Casserole
- Ham and Bean Soup Instant Pot Recipe
- Ham Salad
- Cheesy Ham and Egg Sandwiches
- Ham and Potato Hash
- Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders
- Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Baked Potato
- Leftover Hambone Soup
- Ham and Cheese Bowties
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- Navy Bean Soup
- Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole
- Ham and Potato Chowder
- Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe
- Easy Ham and Potato Crock Pot Soup
- Leftover Green Beans:
- Green Bean Casserole Cups
- Arkansas Green Beans
- Turkey Pot Pie
- Green Bean Potato Casserole
- Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
- Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms
- Garlic Lemon Green Beans
- Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Crockpot Italian Pork Chop Dinner
- Crock Pot Vegetable Soup
- Leftover stuffing recipes
- Turkey and Stuffing Sliders
- Sushi Inspired Thanksgiving Turkey Rolls
- Mashed Potato and Stuffing Patties
- Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup
- Stuffing Waffle
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Turkey stuffing
- Leftover cranberry sauce recipes:
- Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs
- Cranberry Orange Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
- Cranberry Orange Bread
- Smoked Turkey Cranberry Orange Sandwich
- Turkey Quesadillas with Chipotle Cranberry Sauce
- Cranberry Bread Pudding
- Coconut Cake
- Cream Cheese Cranberry Dip
- Leftover turkey recipes
- Turkey Sandwich Crescent Roll Recipe
- Hawaiian Turkey and Cheese Sliders
- Crock Pot Turkey Lasagna
- Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings
- 20 Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe
- Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
- Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie
- Crockpot White Chicken Chili
- Crockpot Chicken and Vegetable Soup
- Spicy Creamy Chicken
- Creamy Turkey Soup
- Turkey Enchiladas
- What to do with Leftover Rolls?
- Easy Burger Sliders
- Balsamic Chicken Caprese Sliders
- Hawaiian Roll Pizza Sliders Recipe
- Homemade Croutons
- How long does leftover turkey last?
- Try these Leftover Thanksgiving Recipes.
- Also try these Thanksgiving recipes
What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?
Do you ever fall into the same trap of using all of your Thanksgiving left overs in the same old way? Well, this round up of easy Thanksgiving leftover ideas is just for you.
We have gathered tons of delicious recipes to help you think outside the box when it comes to serving up those Thanksgiving leftovers. From turkey tetrazzini, sweet potatoes to shepherd pie, there is something for everyone.
We have separated them all by category of the food that you might have in your refrigerator after the delicious turkey dinner. So, this year cook a little extra and enjoy these creative thanksgiving leftover recipes.
Leftover Mashed Potatoes Recipe
I love mashed potatoes and there are so many great options with leftover potatoes. You can easily turn them into a different casserole or serve them deep fried for an entire different flavor. Which one will you try this year?
Mashed Potato Cakes
You can easily use leftover mashed potatoes to make potato cakes. This is a tasty side dish and you can add favorites such as cheese, green onion and more.
Turkey Pot Pie Recipe
Use leftover turkey and make an amazing turkey pot pie.
Leftover Turkey Pot pie with Stuffing Crust
Use leftover turkey and leftover stuffing to make this fun casserole.
Crock Pot Sheperd’s Pie
The crock pot makes it easy so you don’t have to really do anymore cooking. The topping is perfect for leftover mashed potatoes. It is a delicious way to make sure they don’t go to waste.
Instant Pot Twice Baked Potatoes Casserole
Jazz up mashed potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving with this twice baked casserole. You can skip the part of the recipe about making mashed potatoes and use these leftovers instead.
Twice Baked Potatoes
Make twice baked potatoes and have extra filling using leftover mashed potatoes. I love to pile the potatoes really high so this is perfect to use.
Muffin Tin Mashed Potatoes
No one will guess they are eating leftovers when you make Muffin Tin Mashed Potatoes. These can be customized with mushrooms, onions and more.
Cheesy Potato Croquettes
If you are looking for a delicious snack or appetizer, use leftover mashed potatoes to make these Cheesy potato croquettes. They are fried to perfection.
Mashed Potato Waffles
Instead of traditional waffles, turn leftover mashed potatoes into savory waffles. These are delicious for snacking or as a side dish.
While Duchess potatoes look fancy, it is so easy to turn leftover mashed potatoes into this side dish. In just a few east steps, you can serve these gorgeous potatoes.
Mashed Potato Soup
You will not believe how easy it is to turn leftover mashed potatoes into soup. It is the best comfort food.
Mashed Potato Balls
These Mashed Potato balls with bacon and cheese sound like the best thing ever. They are baked and filled with leftover mashed potatoes, cheese, green onion and more.
Corn and Mashed Potato Fritters
Fritters are so delicious. The combination of leftover mashed potatoes and corn make a really hearty recipe.
Leftover Ham recipes
There is not much better than leftover ham. Make sure you make a little extra this Thanksgiving, so you can enjoy some of these great recipes for leftover ham.
Ham and Bean Soup Crock Pot Recipe
Leftover ham makes a flavorful soup and it’s so easy in the slow cooker.
Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders
My family loves sliders and leftover ham is a great way to make this recipe. It makes a great lunch or dinner.
Ham and Potato Soup Crock Pot Recipe
Creamy potato soup is even better with leftover ham. It is a great way to stretch meat and perfect for leftovers.
Leftover Ham Casserole
Use leftover Thanksgiving ham to make this delicious casserole loaded with noodles and cheese.
Ham and Bean Soup Instant Pot Recipe
Make this hearty bean soup in the pressure cooker. It is even more filling when you add leftover ham and so easy too.
We love having leftover ham for this Ham Salad.
Cheesy Ham and Egg Sandwiches
Leftover ham is perfect to use for brunch or breakfast. These egg sandwiches have a little bit of ham mixed in for a great meal.
Ham and Potato Hash
Make an easy potato hash with leftover ham. It goes great with eggs.
Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders
Easy ham and cheese sliders are perfect to use the last of the ham. It is a simple way to use leftover ham and really delicious.
Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Baked Potato
Chop leftover ham and use it for a hearty topping on a baked potato. It sounds delicious with cheese and broccoli.
Leftover Hambone Soup
Save the hambone and turn it into a really flavorful soup. Leftover diced ham, veggies and more combine for a great recipe.
Ham and Cheese Bowties
Whip up a quick pasta dish using leftover ham. It is the best comfort food and no one will know it is leftovers.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Turn the classic Chicken Cordon Bleu dish into an easy casserole. It is so simple to make with bits of leftover ham.
Navy Bean Soup
Stretch your leftover ham into another meal with this easy Navy Bean soup.
Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole
Leftover ham won’t go to waste with this simple to make casserole recipe. It is loaded with cheese, ham and potatoes.
Ham and Potato Chowder
If you need a gluten free option, make this ham and potato chowder using leftover ham. Everyone loves a warm bowl of soup.
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe
Serve this as a side dish or a main dish using leftover ham. Scalloped potatoes are even better with ham mixed in.
Easy Ham and Potato Crock Pot Soup
This simple soup is easy to throw together. The leftover ham makes the potato soup hearty and delicious.
Leftover Green Beans:
Don’t toss those leftover green beans. We have lots of delicious ideas to try.
Green Bean Casserole Cups
Turn plain leftover green beans into mini casserole cups.
Arkansas Green Beans
Everyone loves bacon and they are delicious with leftover green beans. They have a tasty brown sugar sauce.
Turkey Pot Pie
You only need a few leftover green beans to use for this pot pie recipe. Don’t toss them and use the veggie for another meal idea.
Green Bean Potato Casserole
Leftover green beans combine with potatoes and cheese for a tasty side dish. It is a great recipe to turn green beans into something new and fabulous.
Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
With a little Parmesan cheese and seasoning, leftover green beans get turned into a new dish.
Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms
Toss in mushrooms and seasonings with leftover green beans for an amazing side dish.
Garlic Lemon Green Beans
Just a splash of lemon and garlic can transform leftover green beans. It is a light and flavor packed dish.
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Take leftover green beans and wrap them in green beans. It is a tasty combination.
Crockpot Italian Pork Chop Dinner
This one pot dish is even easier when you use leftover green beans. Your family will be impressed.
Crock Pot Vegetable Soup
Toss leftover green beans into the slow cooker to make veggie soup.
Leftover stuffing recipes
Stuffing has so much potential for leftovers. The ideas are endless.
Turkey and Stuffing Sliders
Just add a little bit of leftover stuffing and turkey to make sliders. This is so easy and always a hit.
Sushi Inspired Thanksgiving Turkey Rolls
This fun dish uses rolled up turkey with leftover stuffing inside.
Mashed Potato and Stuffing Patties
Combine leftover mashed potatoes and stuffing to make delicious patties.
Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup
Your family can enjoy leftover stuffing in delicious soup. It makes the best dumplings.
Turn leftover stuffing into a delicious waffle. You can make a waffle sandwich with your favorite leftovers.
Roasted Butternut Squash with Turkey stuffing
Scoop out a butternut squash and fill it with leftover stuffing for another great meal.
Leftover cranberry sauce recipes:
Cranberry sauce is very versatile. From appetizer recipes to main dishes, there are plenty of ideas.
Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs
These delicious meatballs can be made using cranberry sauce instead of the grape jelly.
Cranberry Orange Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
Don’t throw away leftover cranberry sauce. It tastes fabulous with pork tenderloin.
Cranberry Orange Bread
Use that leftover cranberry sauce to make Cranberry Orange bread. It is moist and delicious.
Smoked Turkey Cranberry Orange Sandwich
Make cute tea sandwiches using leftover cranberry sauce.
Turkey Quesadillas with Chipotle Cranberry Sauce
Quesadillas are so fun to make and eat. Leftover cranberry sauce makes these even better.
Cranberry Bread Pudding
Take bread pudding up a level with leftover cranberry sauce. It is so easy.
This layer cake has a surprise in the middle. Use leftover cranberry sauce in between the layers for delicious flavor.
Cream Cheese Cranberry Dip
This recipe is perfect for using leftover cranberry sauce. Layers of cream cheese and cranberries make the best dip for snacking.
Leftover turkey recipes
Shredded turkey has the most options to serve as leftovers for your family. You can easily prepare a turkey salad with blue cheese or a turkey sandwich for a quick and delicious meal for your family. Which one of these leftover turkeys recipes will you try first?
Turkey Sandwich Crescent Roll Recipe
Everyone loves crescent rolls. Use leftover turkey to stuff crescents with for a great meal.
Hawaiian Turkey and Cheese Sliders
Sliders are even easier using leftover turkey. Add cheese and you are set.
Crock Pot Turkey Lasagna
Instead of ground turkey, use leftover turkey to make this tasty lasagna.
Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings
You can use leftover turkey in this recipe for a great comfort food meal.
20 Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade soup is always better. Use the last of the Thanksgiving turkey to make this soup in 20 minutes.
Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe
You can easily use leftover turkey instead of chicken in this casserole. It is perfect to feed a crowd.
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Crescents make this so flaky and tasty. Just use leftover turkey instead of chicken to prepare this amazing casserole.
Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie
The slow cooker does all of the work and this recipe is even easier with leftover turkey.
Crockpot White Chicken Chili
This meal is less than $5 and even cheaper made with leftover turkey.
Crockpot Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Just add leftover turkey instead of chicken to this hearty vegetable soup.
Spicy Creamy Chicken
No one will notice that you replaced the chicken with leftover roasted turkey in this creamy pasta dish.
Creamy Turkey Soup
This soup is creamy and flavorful in each bite. It is an easy way to use leftovers and keep your family happy.
Mexican night is even better with quick and easy enchiladas. Shred leftover turkey and turn it into enchiladas.
Check out our full list of leftover turkey recipes for even more easy and delicious ideas.
What to do with Leftover Rolls?
Keep you leftover rolls as they can be used as a second meal.
Easy Burger Sliders
Leftover rolls are the perfect size to turn into sliders for burgers.
Balsamic Chicken Caprese Sliders
This is a delicious way to use rolls that are leftover from Thanksgiving. You can just follow the recipe but substitute turkey for the chicken.
Hawaiian Roll Pizza Sliders Recipe
Get your pizza fix and use leftover rolls at the same time.
Leftover rolls make really tasty croutons to enjoy with salad or soup.
Simply freeze leftover rolls to use later for future dinners. They can also be toasted and used for garlic bread.
How long does leftover turkey last?
Leftover turkey is generally good for 3 to 4 days when stored in the refrigerator.
You can freeze it as well and it will last for 3 to 4 months. I love freezing it and then defrosting some when I’m ready to make a recipe for leftover turkey meat.
It’s so convenient and saves a ton of time in the kitchen too. Just make sure to freeze the turkey inside an airtight freezer container or bag.
Try these Leftover Thanksgiving Recipes.
Which Thanksgiving leftover recipes have peaked your interest? I think the ones with cranberry sauce sound very interesting, so I might start there first.
Also, I know that I’ll be trying some of these leftover turkey breast recipes as we always have tons of leftover turkey in my house.
Come back and share your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes with us. We’d love to try those out as well.
We usually have ham at Thanksgiving. I use the leftovers for split pea soup, pasta ham and cheese salad, corn chowder or sandwiches. When we have turkey…our favourites are chow mein, turkey vegetable noodle soup, sandwiches or shepherds pie.
The potato fritters fried with cheese is very good. I like to make turkey salad with the left over turkey but this year I’m going to try the pot pie.
I always use left over Turkey to make Turkey Salad (instead of using Chicken) and Turkey pot pie. Or open face Turkey sandwiches with mash potatoes and gravy. Ham is always use to make Navy Bean and Ham Soup, fry pieces of Ham to eat with Breakfast or we have Ham and Cheese sliders. Also I freeze a few pieces of Ham to use when I make a pot of Beans.
I love turkey sandwiches
Love leftovers. Bunch put in freezer.
My favorite ways to make leftovers with thanksgiving items are: mashed potato cakes & turkey pot pie!
I use leftovers for casserole , soup, sandwiches.
I follow the recipe for Bisquik Rolled Rolls. Just follow that recipe and roll into a large rectangle about 1/2″ or less thick. Brush on melted butter, add chopped leftover turkey. Top with leftover dressing, salt and pepper. Roll up jelly-roll style. Cut into 2″ rounds. Place on cookie sheet and bake until crust is golden brown. Serve with heated leftover gravy. Yum!
Wow! Thank you so much for all the recipes for leftover Thanksgiving food. So many that I want to try. I’m making a Dorito Chicken casserole tonight using turkey in place of chicken. Hope it turns out.
Thank you for the wonderful recipes! I love using up my leftovers to make all kinds of things 🙂
turkey pot pie
Thank you for all of these wonderful recipes! They look awesome and I can’t wait until I can try several of these!
The turkey pot pie is great but we love making hand pies with everyone in the pool.
We love sliders with turkey or ham!
We usually make turkey noodle soup and turkey salad with our leftovers. I’m definitely going to try some of these recipes.
These recipes are great to have on hand when you have left over turkey. I can’t wait to try some of them like the turkey sliders! I saved this post to my Thanksgiving Pinterest board for next year!
I love to make a turkey potpie with my leftovers.
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