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Dish Up Something Delicious with Thanksgiving Leftovers

When it comes to Thanksgiving, my family’s creed is “The more the merrier!” We’re not just talking about guests here – we mean the food! Turkey Day leftovers, from a classic turkey sandwich to mashed potato fritters, are a big part of our holiday enjoyment.

Do you love reliving the Thanksgiving meal just as much as we do? Or are you dreading the stacks of reusable containers filling your fridge on Thursday night? Either way, there are plenty of ways to enjoy those leftovers without making your plate look like another pass at the buffet table.


Turkey can stand in for chicken in a variety of recipes, from your favorite chicken salad to stir-frys. Tuck some shredded meat into cheesy quesadillas for a kid-friendly lunch. Or try these dinner ideas:


Have a stray potato hanging around? These Pear and Sweet Potato Latkes are a delicious meal addition. These recipes are great for already-cooked potatoes:


Roasted winter squash can be used in recipes for breakfast to dessert. Cook up some extra to use in these:

What are your favorite uses for Thanksgiving leftovers? Share in the comments!