Holiday Festivities, Inspiration

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and now is the time to think about how you will use all your leftovers πŸ€”.

Thanksgiving leftovers are outstanding πŸ‘Œ and sometimes even as good as the Thanksgiving meal, but without all the stress πŸ˜‚. I know we all have our favorites and I’m here today to share some of my favorites and inspire maybe some new Thanksgiving leftover favorites in your own kitchen πŸ˜‰.

Stuffing Waffles

Waffles are such an easy way to use your leftover stuffing, simply add some stuffing to a bowl with an egg (maybe a little cheese) and place into a waffle press and wait for that yumminess πŸ˜‹.

Top with a poached egg and kicked up gravy leftovers (i.e. add some hot or buffalo sauce) and you have Thanksgiving Benedict ❀.

Buffalo Turkey Dip or Monkey Bread

Since turkey is another white meat, why not. I’m here to admit that I’ve done this before and it’s delicious πŸ˜‹. Check out my Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe and replace the chicken with leftover turkey.

Β Or stuff buffalo turkey dip into Buffalo Monkey Bread for Football Sunday munchies πŸ˜‹

Turkey Ramen

I did this last year and it was delicious πŸ˜‹, please excuse the photo quaity. Not only was I able to get rid of turkey, but also peas and pearl onions.

Turkey Enchiladas

Simply add you leftover turkey to a flour tortilla with fresh onions and cheese and you’ve got yummy enchiladas ❀. Follow the recipe in my Pork Enchilada post and substitute the pork with leftover turkey.

Turkey Nachos or Tots

If you’ve read my Friday Night Nacho post, you will know I put many refrigerator leftovers on my nachos and tots. Get creative; mashed potato tots, turkey, veggies, cranberry dipper πŸ‘.Β  Below is buffalo turkey tots with blue cheese and ranch dippers πŸ˜‹!

Turkey Instant Pot Stock

Don’t toss your bones post the celebration, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE AN INSTANT POT. Simply throw the bones, giblets and veggies in a storage bag for later use and create some stock magic. Check out my Instant Pot Chicken Stock post for inspiration!!!

Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Soup is great way to use leftover veggies and turkey. Check out my Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup for some inspiration. You could even use some mashed potatoes to thicken the soup πŸ‘.

Asian Inspired Dishes

You know I love Asian inspired dishes ❀. Usually my protein is chicken, but turkey is a great replacement.

Check out my Tom Kha Gai recipe and replace the chicken with turkey!Β 

Thai Peanut Noodles – Instead of cooked pork, add your leftover turkey!

Asian Lettuce Cups for a light meal after overindulgence πŸ˜‰ at Thanksgiving, here’s my Sweet & Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups and Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups for inspiration!

And don’t forget Asian Noodles could easily be created with turkey πŸ˜‹, follow this link for my Chicken Lo Mein.

Have fun experimenting with your leftovers and cheers 🍻


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