Leftover No More! Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme Fried Potatoes with Onions and Thyme. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

Leftover No More! Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

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Leftover No More! Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

If you find yourself with leftovers this Thanksgiving, no need to worry. There are a multitude of ways in which to use them creatively after the holiday. Here are 9 ideas from the Kitchens of The Food Channel, our International Guest Chef network and Guest Contributors—all ideas for ways to extend your Thanksgiving feast.

Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Breakfast Waffle Sandwich
Left-over Turkey & Stuffing Breakfast Waffle Sandwich

Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Breakfast Sandwich. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

For this recipe, we transformed left-over cornbread stuffing into buttery-crisp waffles. They’re then sandwiched around warm sliced turkey, crisp bacon and an over-easy egg topped with melting cheese for a comforting late start on a holiday week-end.

Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles

Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles. Photo Credit: Tracy Bush.

Why settle for just a sandwich when you can make sure ALL of your Thanksgiving leftovers are put to good use? Combine your leftovers in your waffle maker and voila—food heaven! Recipe here.

Leftover Turkey Frittata
Leftover Turkey Frittata courtesy of Pasta Fits

Leftover Turkey Frittata. Photo: Pasta Fits.

Need a creative idea for your turkey leftovers? Use them to whip up this delicious turkey frittata for a holiday weekend breakfast or brunch. It’s simple to make and uses just one pan! Recipe here.

Rosemary Potato Souffle

Leftover Potato Soufflé Fried Next Day. Photo: Michael Mech.

This Rosemary Potato Souffle has a beautiful golden color, puffed airy texture, and rich silky flavor. Perfect for Thanksgiving, the day after or any special occasion. Recipe here.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders

Mini Turkey Sliders. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

These turkey sliders may be small, but they’re big in flavor! They’re pretty and combine everything we love about holiday dinners into one sandwich. This sandwich is an ideal use for leftover turkey and cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving day. No one will know they’re eating leftovers! Recipe here.

Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme
Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme

Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

This goes perfectly with a ham dinner, and is a beautiful skillet dish. For leftovers, if there are any, throw in some of your ham and make it a main dish. Recipe here.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna
Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna courtesy of Pasta Fits

Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna. Photo: Pasta Fits.

Thanksgiving leftovers are transformed into a delicious lasagna with the addition of spinach, light cream sauce, and low-fat ricotta. Recipe here.

Leftover Turkey Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff with beef tips, mushrooms and sauce over egg noodles

Beef stroganoff with beef tips, mushrooms and sauce over egg noodles: Photo Pasta Fits.

Running out of ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers? Use your leftover turkey in a creative and delicious Turkey Stroganoff recipe that takes only 20 minutes to make! Recipe here.

Turkey and Pecan Casserole
Turkey and Pecan Casserole

Turkey and Pecan Casserole. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

Casseroles are the ultimate in comfort food, and there is nothing like combining holiday leftovers into something warm and, well, comforting. Try this delicious casserole with turkey and pecans for a holiday lift! Recipe here.

And top it off with some Caramel Apple Orange Sangria
Caramel Apple Orange Sangria

Caramel Apple Orange Sangria. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

This sangria is delectable! It’s perfectly sweet from the apple cider, along with the hints of caramel–thanks to the caramel vodka. It’s very easy to throw together for company and perfect to serve during the hurried holiday season! Recipe here.

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