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