Delicious Ways to Prepare Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

posted: 11/17/17
by: Kristine Boyd

Thanksgiving dinner is the gift that keeps on giving. No matter how well you portion out the food ahead of time, there is always an abundance of leftovers to be eaten the next day. While simply heating up your turkey and mashed potatoes in a microwave is delicious, we have some idea that will take your Thanksgiving leftovers to the next level!

Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash

Happy Friday, babes!!!! If you couldn't tell by the blog recipes lately, I have Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving (ours is next week) on my mind! So let's talk THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS for a minute! Do you love them as much as I do? ???? This delicious Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash is loaded with cranberry relish, stuffing, turkey, and all your veggies from the night before; and it is SO good. Top it with gravy and BAM. I will 100% be making this year after year! o Made in partnership with @rubbermaid and their amazing FreshWorks containers which are storing ALL my produce to keep them fresh for SO long #ad ?? ?? Link in my profile for these beauties! o o o #lexiscleankitchen #eeeeeats #glutenfree #eatclean #justeatrealfood #huffposttaste #feedfeed #cleaneating #greatist #bhgfood #cleaneating #bonappetit #foodandwine #foodblogfeed #f52grams #mywilliamssonoma #eatingfortheinsta #realfood #beautifulhealth #foodblogeats #foods4thought #beautifulcuisines @beautifulcuisines @thefeedfeed #thanksgivingleftovers #friendsgiving #acornsquash #holidayparty

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This Thanksgiving stuffed squash is the perfect way to use up all of those leftovers. The squash halves are generously filled with cranberry relish, stuffing, turkey, and veggies. Top it all off with a drizzle of gravy and you have yourself the perfect post-Thanksgiving dinner!

Turkey Sliders

Many of us make a simple turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving. But these turkey sliders will take your classic sandwich to the next level. These sliders are baked to perfection with all of your favorite thanksgiving leftovers making them sweet, savory, gooey and delicious. You will be tasting Thanksgiving in every bite!

Stuffing Waffle

Stuffing waffle with the fixins #thanksgivingleftovers

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It's time to bring out the waffle maker! For an indulgent breakfast, throw your leftover stuffing in the waffle iron to make a delicious stuffing waffle. This is the perfect canvas for just about anything! You can top this off with turkey, cranberry sauce or even a fried egg! You will be wanting to make this whether or not it's Thanksgiving.

Turkey Orzo Soup

This recipe is a take on a classic chicken noodle soup. Take whatever leftover turkey and vegetables you have and throw them in a large pot of broth. You can even start this the night before by making homemade broth using the turkey bones. Then add orzo pasta to make this is a hearty, satisfying meal!

Turkey Taco Salad

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Maybe you ate a little too much on Thanksgiving and you want something light and fresh. This turkey taco salad is the perfect lunch after indulging in all your favorite foods the day before. All you have to do is mix your leftover turkey with some taco seasoning and add all the salad fix-ins you desire! This is a great healthy meal for lunch or dinner!

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie is a classic Thanksgiving leftover recipe. This is the easiest dinner to make the day after a busy Thanksgiving. Just prepare this like you would a chicken pot pie but use whatever leftover turkey and vegetables you have! This is a warm, comforting meal that is perfect for this time of year.

These mouthwatering leftover ideas are a perfect way to prepare all of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Tasty treats like stuffing waffles and stuffed squash put your leftover turkey sandwich to shame. Get creative in the kitchen this year and try out one of these awesome recipes!