Holiday Festivities, Inspiration

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I hope you wonderful Thanksgiving and now is the time to think about how you will use all your leftovers ๐Ÿค”.

Thanksgiving leftovers are outstanding ๐Ÿ‘Œ and sometimes even as good as the Thanksgiving meal, but without all the stress ๐Ÿ˜‚. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰.

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 ๐Ÿ˜‹.

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

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 ๐Ÿ˜‹.

Check out my Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe and replace the chicken with leftover turkey.

Or stuff buffalo turkey dip into Buffalo Monkey Bread for Football Sunday munchies ๐Ÿ˜‹

Turkey Ramen

I did this last year and it was delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹. Not only was I able to get rid of turkey, but also peas and pearl onions.

Excuse the photo quality ๐Ÿ˜‰.

Turkey Enchiladas

Simply add you leftover turkey to a flour tortilla with fresh onions and cheese and you’ve got yummy enchiladas โค.

Follow the recipe in my Pork Enchilada post and substitute the pork with leftover turkey.

Turkey Nachos or Tots

If you read my Friday Night Nacho post, you’ll know I put many refrigerator leftovers on my nachos and tots. Get creative; mashed potato tots, turkey, veggies, cranberry dipper ๐Ÿ‘.

Buffalo turkey tots, YES PLEASE ๐Ÿ˜‹

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 ๐Ÿ‘.

Asian Inspired Dishes

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

Check out my Tom Kha Gai

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

Asian Lettuce Cups for a light meal after overindulgence ๐Ÿ˜‰ at Thanksgiving, here’s my Sweet & Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups and Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups for inspiration!

And don’t forget the Asian turkey noodles could easily be created with leftover turkey ๐Ÿ˜‹, follow this link for my Chicken Lo Mein.

Have fun experimenting with your leftovers and cheers ๐Ÿป


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