Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means family, friends, football and way too much food! After the holiday is through, you’re always left with a ton of leftover turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies and more. While leftover turkey dinner is good for a day or two, it can get a bit boring. So why not transform those leftovers into something new and tasty? Here are our favorite recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers.

Image of Thanksgiving meal on a table.  Pictured are fall leaves, pie, cut up sweet potatos, mashed sweet potatoes, and a roasted turkey.

1. Mix it Up with Hearty Shepard’s Pie

Shepard’s Pie is a great way to combine all of your yummy Thanksgiving leftovers into one hearty dish. This recipe from Country Living is a great way to use leftovers and you’ll love it.

2. Next Day Turkey Soup

Food network has an awesome recipe for Next Day Turkey Soup that will warm you up and use those leftovers. Plus, who doesn’t love a big bowl of soup on a cold fall day?

3. Sweet Potato Casserole “Pancakes” with Maple Glaze

This recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole “Pancakes” with Maple Glaze has us drooling! Cooking Light has come up with an ingenious (And delicious!) way to transform your leftover sweet potato casserole into a tasty breakfast dish.

4. Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich

This Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich from Foodie Crush is wacky, crazy and awesome!  Sub out the raspberry jam for your leftover cranberry sauce, and use your leftover turkey or ham for the filling – crazy incredible!!

5. Leftover Stuffin’ Muffins

I love Thanksgiving stuffing it is probably my favorite part of the meal. So when I found this recipe for Leftover Stuffin’ Muffins by Budget Bytes, I was over the moon. It is a clever way to transform your Thanksgiving stuffing into these delicious little muffins.

6. Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas

Little Dairy on the Prairie has a fun way to repurpose that cranberry relish and turkey with these yummy Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas. Easy, kid-friendly and leftover fun, this recipe is a great way to get more mileage out of your Turkey Day leftovers.

7. Turkey Chili (with leftover turkey)

Chili is a classic fall and wintertime dish, so warm up with this Turkey Chili recipe that uses up your leftover turkey. This recipe comes from Simply Recipes and sounds downright delicious.

8. Turkey Nachos from Thanksgiving Leftovers

This recipe from Bless Her Heart Ya’ll for Turkey Nachos is one of the most creative leftover transformations we’ve seen. Since I am already a bit obsessed with nachos, seeing an awesome recipe that brings together one of my favorite foods with Thanksgiving goodness – I’m all about it!

9. Thanksgiving Leftovers Stromboli

Pip and Debby are bringing you this yummy, easy recipe to turn your turkey day leftovers into a Stromboli. Creative and fun, you’ll hardly even notice that you’re eating leftovers!

There you have it! These are some of our favorite recipes to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers. What do you love doing with your turkey day recipes? Let us know in the comment section below!

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