I adore the foods on Thanksgiving. I love them on the big day but I love them even more as leftovers. My brother lives all the way on the other side of the country now, but when we used to spend the holiday together, our favorite activity was to build giant leftover sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving– chock full of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. They were so huge, so messy, and SO delicious. I still build one of those for myself each year, but I also find other ways to take advantage of all of those leftovers to make dinner easier for a few nights.
Here are some of the recipes that I will likely be using in the coming days:
To use up turkey, you could try:
Got extra mashed potatoes?
This Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie will hit the spot!
Need to plow through some spinach?
Why not replace the baby spinach with your already cooked spinach in these Spinach and Mushroom Crepes?
Finally, I always make extra cranberry sauce so that I can mix it into oatmeal, put it on granola, and use it in place of jelly in a PB&J.
Do you have favorite ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers? Please share them in the comments!
And if you are looking for some last-minute Thanksgiving dinner ideas, check out these past posts: