45 Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes - Retro Housewife Goes Green (2024)

Leftover Turkey

Use these delicious turkey recipes to use up all of that turkey meat you have leftover. These recipes can also be used with chicken and some can use ham.

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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pesto Panini

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This loaded panini is one of the perfect ways to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

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Easy Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

This simple pot pie can use leftover turkey, chicken, or ham. Be sure to throw in some leftover veggies as well.

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SAVORY CREPES with THANKSGIVING TURKEY & STUFFING

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Looking for a breakfast that not only tastes great but also helps to clear out some of the Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge? TheseSavory Crepes with Turkey and Stuffingare fantastic additions to the menu!

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Crescent Dough Bombs

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Need an easy recipe to use up some of yourThanksgiving leftovers? TheseThanksgiving Crescent Dough Bombsare the perfect bakedlunchorappetizer recipeto use up leftover turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole.

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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pizza

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Homemade pizza crust topped off with mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, and more!

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Leftover Turkey Recipe

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This Leftover Turkey Pho Recipe is ready in under 15 minutes but you’d never know it. It has a huge depth of flavor, just like traditional Pho.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Quiche Recipe

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ThisThanksgiving Leftovers Quiche recipefeatures cooked leftovers from a turkey holiday dinner. The addition of sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce makes this quiche both sweet and savory.

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Leftover Turkey-Cranberry Monte Cristo Sandwiches

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Leftover turkey becomes next-level deliciousness with these Leftover Turkey-Cranberry Monte Cristo Sandwiches.

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Turkey Enchiladas

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Easy cheesy turkey and black bean enchiladas! Perfect for using up leftover turkey!

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Crockpot Turkey Chili Recipe

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This crockpot turkey chili is a really easy way to use up some leftovers without much cooking involved.

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Turkey Corn Chowder Recipe

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This turkey corn chowder recipe is my family’s favorite leftovers recipe. It’s hearty, satisfying, and healthy.

Thanksgiving Monte Cristo with Apricot Cranberry Dipping Sauce

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Tired of turkey sandwiches or simply want to take it to a new level, try this Thanksgiving Monte Cristo. Add an apricot cranberry dipping sauce and you’ve got something truly special.

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Cheese Waffles With Creamed Ham

You can make these delicious waffles with ham, turkey, or chicken!

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Turkey Tetrazzini

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Your family will love this turkey tetrazzini recipe using up your leftover turkey.

Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Not sure how to use mashed potato leftovers? Try these delicious recipes.

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Homemade Gnocchi

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You'll want to make extra mashed potatoes to be sure you have some leftovers to make this homemade gnocchi.

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Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

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Transform spare spuds into this quick and easy recipe for Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes!

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Mashed Potato Soup

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Mashed Potato Soupis a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. This quick-cooking soup comes together in 30 minutes with just 6 ingredients. Even better, your family will never know they are eating the leftover mashed potatoes!

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Mom's Potato Rolls

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Potato rolls are fluffy, soft, slightly sweet, and nearly perfect in every way! Plus, if you have leftover mashed potatoes, this is a great way to get rid of them!

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Fried Mashed Potato Balls

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TheseFried Mashed Potato Ballsare super creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside! A perfect appetizer recipe for using up leftover mashed potatoes!

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Easy Shepherd's Pie

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Easy Shepherd's Pie is a one-pan skillet dinner loaded with savory ground beef and colorful veggies. And it's the perfect recipe for using up those leftover mashed potatoes!

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Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes + Apple Syrup

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A perfect sweet+savory use for leftover mashed potatoes. These cakes fry quickly and the apple syrup is done by the time the potatoes are!

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Loaded Mashed Potato Bake

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This Loaded Mashed Potato Bake casserole is the most delicious way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. It’s loaded with bacon, cheese, and sour cream!

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Pierogi Lasagna Rolls

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Lasagna rolls stuffed with mashed potatoes and cheese! Comfort food at its best.

Leftover Sweet Potatoes

While sweet potatoes can be used in some of the mashed potato recipes these recipes are made just for sweet potatoes and are so good!

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Leftover mashed sweet potatoes are not easy to reheat and serve without turning them too dry or worse, scorching them on the bottom of a pan. Instead of trying, use them as the base for moist, tender, and delicious pancakes for breakfast.

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Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

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Looking forThanksgiving leftover recipes?This easySweet Potato Biscuits recipeuses leftover sweet potato casserole – even if you make it withmarshmallows on top!

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Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

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Shepherd’s pie gets a flavorful twist with whipped sweet potatoes scented with maple and orange zest. Comfort food you can feel good about eating.

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Sweet Potato Spudnuts

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Sweet Potato Spudnuts or Potato donuts are the lightest and fluffiest donuts you may ever eat.

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Spiced Cornmeal Sweet Potato Waffles

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Make breakfast wonderful with this delicious sweet potato waffle recipe made with aromatic spices, cubed sweet potatoes, and nutty cornmeal.

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Sweet Potato Croquettes

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Crispy and flavorful, these sweet potato croquettes are a great way to enjoy this popular tuber. Kids love snacking on these! Think of them as a sweet potato hash brown.

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Sweet Potato Rolls

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These rolls are a great way to use up old sweet potatoes or new sweet potatoes.

Leftover Stuffing/Dressing

No matter if you call it dressing or stuffing these are great ways to use up any you have leftover.

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Mashed Potato & Stuffing Patties

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TheseMashed Potato and Stuffing Pattiesare the perfect recipe to use up not only stuffing but also mashed potatoes.

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Leftover Stuffin' Muffins

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These great little muffinsare a super flexible way to combine your leftovers into a “new” meal and avoid Thanksgiving burnout.

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Leftover Stuffing Waffles

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Transform leftover stuffing into Leftover Stuffing Waffles! This favorite Thanksgiving side gets repurposed into a hot, crispy canvas perfect for topping with cranberry sauce, gravy or even a fried egg.

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Turkey & Stuffing Turnovers

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Turkey & Stuffing Turnovers are a delicious (and easy!) way to use your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers to create a second meal your family will love!

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StuffingFrittata

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The perfect post-Thanksgiving brunch recipe.

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Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sausage Rolls

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Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sausage Rolls are a great use of Thanksgiving & Christmas turkey leftovers all rolled up in flaky puff pastry.

Leftover Cranberry Sauce

It doesn't matter if it's homemade cranberry sauce or store-bought, these recipes are great for using any you have leftover.

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

These cranberry cream cheese danishes are made using crescent roll dough making them easy to whip up.

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Vintage Cranberry Banana Bread

This vintage recipe makes a delicious and unique banana bread using leftover cranberry sauce.

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Vintage Cranberry Glazed Ham Recipe

Leftover cranberry sauce makes an amazing glaze for ham and is so easy to make.

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Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies With Almond Glaze

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If you do, these cranberry thumbprint cookies are perfect for that last bit of cranberry sauce that didn’t get gobbled up.

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce and Apple Crisp

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This quick and easy recipe stars a simple crisp topping crumbled over green apple splices tossed with leftover cranberry sauce.

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake (with Coffee Glaze)

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This delicious cake is an amazing way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce.

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Cranberry Pecan Crusted Salmon

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Snag some yummy leftover cranberry sauce to whip up this sweet + savory salmon! This Cranberry Pecan Crusted Salmonmakes a perfect post-Thanksgiving lunch or dinner!

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Cranberry Noel Recipe

This delicious and light dessert uses leftover cranberry sauce and whipped cream.

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Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings

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Cranberry Balsamic Cauliflower Wingsare greatgluten-free appetizersfor Thanksgiving or Christmas, or a tasty veggie side dish any time.

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Cranberry Sauce Grilled Cheese

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This grilled cheese is like that brie en croûte appetizer everyone always loves, but you get your own entire sandwich. Gooey, melty cheese, perfectly toasted bread, and sweet-tart cranberry sauce–it’s just so right.

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