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Love Your Leftovers

Turkey Nachos with Cranberry SalsaThere’s a chance to celebrate savings with every occasion – even a big meal like Thanksgiving. We not only give thanks for feasting with family and friends, but we also appreciate the deliciously creative ways to reinvent Thanksgiving leftovers.

Here are our picks for the tastiest ways to make those extras go the extra mile.

  1. Leftover cranberry sauce. Add zing in unexpected places by topping pancakes, waffles, ice cream or yogurt. Try unforgettable Turkey Nachos with Cranberry Salsa too!
  2.  Mushroom and Chard BruschettaLeftover bread. Croutons, French toast and bruschetta are the best innovations since…sliced bread!
  3. Leftover stuffing. Stuff mushroom caps or acorn squash. Make meatloaf (use stuffing in place of breadcrumbs) or Savory Stuffing Cakes, adding bacon (download the coupon).
  4. Leftover mashed potatoes. Turn yesterday’s mashers into today’s shepherd’s pie or potato pancakes.
  5. Leftover turkey. Move beyond sandwiches; your family will gobble it up in nachos, enchiladas or tacos.
  6. Leftover ham. Add ham to mac and cheese, beans, braised greens or scalloped potatoes. Get sleepy heads outta bed with breakfast sliders with cheese and eggs on toasted rolls.
  7. Pumpkin and Millet MuffinsLeftover pumpkin purée. Rise and shine with Pumpkin Pie Smoothies and Pumpkin and Millet Muffins.

Search our database of 3,000+ recipes for more inspiration, and make the next day, the best day after!

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What’s your tastiest solution for reinventing Thanksgiving leftovers? Share in the comments section below.

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Deborah Walczak says …

I'm making Turkey Legs in the Crockpot ... it calls for NO liquid...just wrapped in foil and cook on low for 7 hours. Can a Crockpot be used with No Liquid?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DEBORAH - I would suggest reading the instruction booklet from your crockpot manufacturer. I would recommend to follow their instructions for the best outcome.