No matter the holiday it seems like there is always leftover food that you just don’t know what to do with! After Thanksgiving we always have a lot of leftover turkey around my house. But what do you do with all that turkey? I love leftover turkey sandwiches but you can only eat so many turkey sandwiches!
To help you use up those Thanksgiving leftovers we have a roundup of great recipes. Your family will appreciate the fact that they don’t to eat turkey sandwiches for weeks!
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Before you begin to throw away any of the food you’ve made for Turkey Day, please remember all those who are hungry this holiday. Thousands of Americans this holiday won’t get the luxury of having leftovers…they may not even have a meal this Thanksgiving, due to poverty, abuse, illness, neglect. So before you waste, think about these people. Make leftovers, and freeze whatever won’t be used immediately after. Let’s also remember principles of food safety. If you are looking for a way to safely store your Thanksgiving leftovers I love these Pyrex food storage sets. I received 2 sets of these as gifts several years ago and I still use them all the time. They are so handy!
Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, has a wonderful looking Turkey Tetrazzini that I cannot wait to make. I mean, it will be a fight to the oven between this and the Thanksgiving casserole you’ll read about in a moment.
Roasted Turkey Lasagna from the Food Network. Looks incredible! If you like lasagna recipes, check us out next week for a huge lasagna recipe round up!
For the love of all things Kentucky, there’s the Hot Brown, originating at the Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Check out this recipe from Jungle Jim’s, provided on a PDF, for a Kentucky Hot Brown made from your Thanksgiving leftovers.
I love the idea of all the Thanksgiving food all mashed up together. Maybe that sounds gross, but don’t you love it when your mashed potato gravy leaks into your stuffing, and it touches the cranberry sauce? Or maybe you’re one of those people who doesn’t like your food to touch. If that’s the case, so sorry for that. But I love it, so this Thanksgiving Casserole recipe is perfect. I’ll be making this one, thank you very much!
How much does a leftover turkey grilled cheese sandwich sound? Grilled cheese sandwiches are comfort food for me, I remember requesting them almost every day with tomato soup growing up. If you love making grilled cheese sandwiches check out this Proctor-Silex Sandwich Maker from Amazon. It makes making sandwiches so easy! Grilled cheese and apple slices is one of my favorites!!! I hope we have plenty of leftovers after Thanksgiving! All of these recipes are making my mouth water!
More cheese- who doesn’t love a good Mac and Cheese recipe, especially when it has sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey in it! Check out this divine Macaroni and Cheese Thanksgiving Leftover recipe!
Need a good breakfast idea? Turkey, brussel sprout and potato hash sounds like a perfect breakfast! I’m thinking with eggs Benedict, this might be divine!
What about these POP TARTS! They look so good!!!!!
No wonder people gain on average two pounds over this holiday week! Too many good foods to contend with!
Mashed potato puffs, because who doesn’t have a load of extra mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving!
Just because I love a good Pierogi.
You can always count on Rachael Ray for an awesome and quick recipe. Turkey and Stuffin Soup will fill that bill.
For the love of Brie, a turkey, brie and arugla sandwich.
Those of you following Paleo or Whole 30, Mark’s Daily Apple delivers some really great Thanksgiving leftover recipes.
Who can ever forget the Friend’s episode where someone at Ross’ office are his leftover Thanksgiving sandwich Monica made him with a “moist maker.” Well my friends, moist maker is here for your enjoyment, in a sandwich that is Ross worthy.
What are you doing with your leftovers today? And tomorrow? And the next day? If you’re still unsure of how to use your leftovers Amazon has over 400 cookbooks that are especially for “leftovers”.