30 Recipes to Put Those Thanksgiving Leftovers to Good Use

Chow on 11.22.12
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One of the best parts of a Thanksgiving meal is all the leftovers that remain at the end of a that meal, but there are only so many turkey sandwiches and reheated potatoes that one can handle before they don't ever want to see another piece of turkey again. Think beyond the basic re-heating of your holiday meal and make one of these delicious recipes that will make you forget that their ingredients were ever part of your Thanksgiving meal to begin with.

Recipes for Turkey Leftovers

1. Turkey Quesadillas with Chutney and Brie
2. Turkey and Sweet Potato Croquettes with Cranberry Apple Salsa
3. Turkey Samosas
4. Crispy Turkey Tostadas
5. Leftover Turkey Spring Rolls
6. Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Two Potato Topping
7. Turkey Arepas
8. Turkey Risotto
9. Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash
10. Gobbler Cobbler Pie
11. Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos
12. Turkey Cobb Salad
13. Thanksgiving Cupcake
14. Turkey Bolognese
15. Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffed Shells

Recipes for Vegetable Leftovers

cranberry upside down cake
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16. Upside Down Cranberry Caramel Cake
17. Mashed Potato Soup
18. Pumpkin Shrimp Curry
19. Squash and Sweet Potato Pancakes
20. Spicy Brussel Sprouts with Mint
21. Sweet Potato Pound Cake
22. Potato Doughnuts
23. Harvest Pizza
24. Ecuadoran Potato Cakes with Peanut Sauce
25. Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Kale
26. Sesame Green Beans
27. Breakfast Potato Cakes

Recipes for Stuffing Leftovers

28. Stuffed Mac-N-Cheese
29. Griddled Thanksgiving Stuffing with Gouda Sauce and Poached Eggs
30. Pan Fried Stuffing Cakes

With all the effort that goes into preparing the Thanksgiving meal, it would be a shame to let the leftovers go to waste. Not only that, but many of your menu items will taste even better the next day, especially when prepared in these unique ways. So get the family involved and invite some more friends over for one of these tasty dishes this weekend. It will save you a bundle on extra groceries too, and that's certainly something to be thankful for.

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