Irresistible Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving is a time to not only give thanks but also indulge in all your favorite comfort foods. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato casserole—nothing is off limits on Turkey Day. But what do you do if you end up with heaps of leftovers, and no party guests willing to take them home? Don’t let them go to waste! Transform Thanksgiving leftovers into these creative dishes.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole [Taste of Home]
If you’re left with extra turkey and stuffing when your last guest leaves, you’re well on your way to building the full ingredient list for this Thanksgiving leftovers casserole. Spread out a layer of stuffing in a baking dish, and then top it with the turkey mixed with cream of chicken soup and a few other ingredients. Finally, whip up a batch of creamy mashed potatoes (or use your leftovers) to create the final mouthwatering layer of the casserole.

Grilled Turkey, Brie, and Apple Butter Sandwich with Arugula [Food Network]
Go gourmet when you incorporate leftover turkey into this grilled sandwich. Pick up a loaf of your favorite bread and butter one side of two slices. Then embellish it with a few slices of your leftover turkey, plus store-bought (or homemade!) apple butter, and brie cheese. Add some fresh arugula and grill the loaded sandwich until the cheese is gooey and the bread is golden-brown.

Cranberry Tartlets [Martha Stewart]
Leave it to Martha Stewart to devise a delicious way to use up leftover cranberry sauce! To craft these cranberry tartlets, simply spoon some cranberry sauce into small squares of store-bought dough. Then fold them up, brush them with egg, and sprinkle sugar on top. Bake the tartlets for about 30 minutes, until they’re perfectly crispy.

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