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What to do with Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Do you end up with loads of leftover turkey each year after Thanksgiving? Do you hate throwing away your excess but cannot manage to eat another turkey sandwich? Then creative leftover recipes are for you! We at Cookbook Create know how hard it can be to see more turkey after spending an entire day cooking a huge meal, but let the leftovers play to your advantage! Re-purposing all the food you made can be a great way to have pre-made meals to last you some time after the holiday. To get your creative juices flowing, check out these innovative and delicious recipes all using your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stromboli

Meg from Pip and Ebby just hit this recipe out of the ball-park. Using her leftovers of mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey, and stuffing, she creates this delicious and easy stromboli! Coming together in only 45 minutes this recipe is great for the whole family and allows you to even use up some of those sides left from your meal!


Turkey Pot Pie

Who doesn’t love a pot pie? A buttery and flaky crust with a creamy and hearty interior- pot pie is a great comfort food for the whole family to enjoy. Sam from Sugar Spun Run shares her simple recipe that uses leftover turkey in the filling. Add this recipe to your dinner rotation post-Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

Casseroles are the perfect medium to use up ingredients, so why not make one with your food left from your Thanksgiving meal? Erica, Echo, and Emily from Favorite Family Recipes share their Thanksgiving inspired casserole recipe that combines gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, cranberry sauce, and corn to create a delicious and re-invented bite!


Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Sometimes all the stuffing at your meal, well, makes you stuffed. If you find yourself with excess, try this great breakfast recipe from Kelly of Just a Taste. Using leftover stuffing and eggs, Kelly creates these yummy waffles that go perfectly with that extra cranberry sauce!


Thanksgiving Pizza

A pizza with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, turkey, cheese, and fried onions seems crazy- but so crazy it actually tastes amazing! Tonia from The Gunny Sack shares her great recipe that uses up not only your turkey but your leftover sides! Try this easy to make recipe for a quick weeknight dinner.


Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffed Egg Rolls and Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Meghan from Cake n Knife has shared the ultimate Thanksgiving leftover and game-day ready recipe! Using her leftovers of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, Meghan creates these delicious egg rolls that are the perfect snack for watching the game! These are a great snack or appetizer to make using the food you have left from your meal and best of all, they are quick and easy to make!


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