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19 Creative Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

19 creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes for whatever you're in the mood for!

If you’re anything at all like me, you make waaay too much food for every party, gathering and holiday. Which is great except that leftovers can get old quickly. Not to worry – I’ve rounded up 19 FABULOUS Thanksgiving leftover recipes for you to keep you out of the leftover rut!

1. Turkey Tetrazzini Soup

I have my own recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini (below) but I’ve never thought to turn it into a soup!
Turkey Tetrazzini Soup plus 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe at The Recipe Rebel
 

2. Turkey, Green Chile and Potato Pie

You’ll love this simple recipe and it couldn’t be more simple to throw together!
Turkey, Green Chile and Potato Pie plus 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe here at The Wicked Noodle
 

3. Upgraded Turkey Cranberry Sandwiches

Everyone loves a good Thanksgiving leftover sandwich.
Upgraded Turkey Cranberry Sandwiches plus 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe at the Go Dairy Free
 

4. Turkey Tetrazzini

Here’s that recipe I mentioned. I dress mine up with a Parmesan-Panko crust. You’ll love it!
DELICIOUS Turkey Tetrazzini!! Plus 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe here at The Wicked Noodle
 

5. Immunity Boosting Frozen Cranberry Orange Smoothie

We all need a little extra help staving off colds and flu this time of year. Do it the delicious way with this awesome-looking smoothie!
Immunity Boosting Frozen Cranberry Orange Smoothie plus 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe at Cotter Crunch
 

6. Turkey Wild Rice Chili

Wild rice in chili sounds amazing!
Turkey Wild Rice Soup plus 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe at Nutmeg Nanny
 

7. Ginger Cranberry Sauce Bread

LOVE this creative use of leftover cranberry sauce!
Ginger Cranberry Sauce Bread plus 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe at Not Just Baked
 

8. 12 Uses for Leftover Cranberry Sauce

If that bread didn’t catch your fancy, here are 12 more ways to use up cranberry sauce.
12 Uses for Leftover Cranberry sauce - PLUS another 18 creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers

Get the details at the Cook the Story
 

9. Turkey Enchiladas with Roasted Jalapenos

I’m always craving something spicy after Thanksgiving and this easy recipe always fits the bill!
Turkey Enchiladas with Roasted Jalapenos PLUS 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe here at The Wicked Noodle
 

10. Low Fat Turkey Pumpkin Pasta

Super creative and looks so delicious!
Low Fat Turkey Pumpkin Pasta PLUS 18 more creative Thanksgiving Leftover recipes!

Get the recipe here at It’s Yummi
 

11. Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza

Pizza is always a good thing and especially so when it uses leftovers so creatively.
Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza PLUS 18 more creative Thanksgiving Leftover recipes!

Get the recipe at Recipe Runner
 

12. Turkey Chili

If you’re not into wild rice, I’ve provided another chili recipe alternative!
Turkey Chili PLUS 18 more creative recipes using your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Get the recipe at Kitchen Konfidence
 

13. Creamy White (leftover) Turkey Chili

And one more, but this time it’s creamy and soul-soothing!
Creamy White (leftover) Turkey Chili PLUS 18 more creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Get the recipe at the The View from Great Island
 

14. Cranberry Streusel Cheesecake Bars

More dessert in case you didn’t get enough pie.
Cranberry Cheesecake Streusel Bars PLUS 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe at Peas and Crayons
 

15. Mexican Mashed Potato Cakes with Smoky Avocado Sauce & Cotija Cheese

No one will ever be able to recognize your mashed potatoes this way!
Mexican Mashed Potato Cakes with Smoky Avocado Sauce & Cotija Cheese PLUS 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe here at The Wicked Noodle
 

16. Mashed Potaffles

So clever and fun!
Mashed Potaffles PLUS 18 more creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Get the recipe at Simple Root Wellness
 

17. Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich with Moist Maker

Another delicious sandwich recipe.
Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich with Moist Maker PLUS 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe at Nutmeg Nanny
 

18. Turkey and Sausage Gumbo

Because everyone needs a good gumbo recipe!
Turkey and Sausage Gumbo PLUS 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the details at the Amy in the Kitchen
 

19. Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame

This looks so good you’ll be making extra leftovers next year!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame PLUS 18 more creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Get the recipe here at Half Baked Harvest
 
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lindsay

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

post thanksgiving party at your house!! xxoo

Kristy Bernardo

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

haha, right?!! :-)

Jenn Peas and Crayons

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

AHH! THOSE WAFFLES! La la love this round-up darling - thanks so much for including my cheesecake bars! <3 Pinning!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

Of course, my darling!! Mwah!! xoxo

Becca from It's Yummi!

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

What fabulous ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers! There are some amazingly creative bloggers out there. Thanks so much for sharing my pumpkin pasta, Kristy!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

My pleasure, Becca!

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