If you thought your fat pants were only needed for Thanksgiving day, think again. There’s only a few things better than Thanksgiving dinner itself: Thanksgiving leftovers! Some may bore of dry turkey and bland stuffing, but transforming your turkey leftovers into a fabulous, new creation will fill your families bellies while not breaking the bank! With countless varieties of transformative recipes, I’ve narrowed it down to ten tasty ways to make your turkey leftovers shine. Here are 10 recipes for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers!
Muffins that you can pop in your mouth on-the-go are a family favorite, especially for the busy ones! Turkey leftovers are made of perfect use, as well as your leftover fix-ins to transform into savory-yet-sweet popables!
As if the glorious meal of Thanksgiving dinner didn’t add 10 lbs to your waistline already, wait until you try out this recipe for your turkey leftovers. Crispy mashed potato pancakes provide a sturdy base for this salty, creamy, hardy creation.
I can guarantee that 1 out of 10 households in a suburban area dedicate one night of cooking per week to tacos or Mexican-style cuisine. What better way to welcome in a Taco Tuesday than with turkey leftovers! A cheesy twist on your normal taco night will give your family warm bellies and warm hearts towards the usual dread for leftovers.
There’s something comforting about a creamy chicken salad sandwich. Turkey leftovers are the perfect substitute to transform a classic! This recipe can be piled up onto soft bread/buns, or smeared onto your favorite crackers.
If you really enjoy dishes made from scratch, and the preparation of Thanksgiving dinner didn’t leave you completely over cooking, this is the perfect recipe to make your turkey leftovers as yummy as it was on Thanksgiving day.
If you’re on the other side of the fence, the side that doesn’t want to touch another pot or pan for at least a few months after Thanksgiving cooking, this recipe will be your savior. Turkey sandwiches are the epitome of turkey leftover use. This sandwich combines all of turkeys counterparts to create a yummy, stress-free meal.
If you’re not a fan of the tart taste of cranberries or sophisticated edge of Brie, turkey leftovers cannot go wrong when combined with ranch dressing and bacon. Cooking for little ones can’t get any easier with this slider recipe.
If you haven’t heard of Poutine, all you need to know is three words: French fries, gravy, and cheese curds. Need I say more? A Thanksgiving twist on such a hardy, warm Canadian-native favorite is the perfect way to use up your turkey leftovers.
Again, if you put away your fancy pants after the holiday, a simple sandwich will suffice for your hunger. Sliders are easy to make and easier to gobble down! Your turkey leftovers will be of great use for this simple recipe, including cheesy goodness and tart cranberry sauce.
The coziest food of fall kindly welcomes your turkey leftovers: chili! It’s easy to throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and left it cook for a bit, and since your turkey leftovers are waiting to be used, this recipe is even easier! A family favorite that warms up any chilly (no pun intended) fall night.
Enjoy your fat pants a little while longer with these awesome recipes to transform your turkey leftovers. The options are endless for making your turkey and it’s sidekicks shine!