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12 Healthy Recipes to Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

The best part of Thanksgiving Day is the day after when it comes to using the leftovers! Instead of just heating up leftovers, add a twist to make some flavorful dishes. In addition, using these leftovers will help reduce food waste. There are many various leftover ideas to use turkey, stuffings, sauces, mashed potatoes, and many more. Try one of these Thanksgiving leftovers recipes – you won’t regret it!

1.Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Wanna try a sandwich with brie or bacon? Add some cheese or crispy toppings and you have a simple, flavorful, and easily customizable meal.

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2.Turkey Casserole

casserole

If there’s too much turkey leftover, try it in casseroles. Casseroles are delicious, filled with vegetables, and a great way to use leftovers.

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3.Leftover Turkey Pasta

Comforting, hot and easy to bake. Put all that leftover turkey and combine all the ingredients. Your friends and family will love it!

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4.Turkey Wrap/Pita With Veggies

An overstuffed, saucy turkey sandwich will give your stomach a feast. You could fill a pita  or a wrap with turkey and any leftover food you want.

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5.Mashed Potato Croquettes

Who doesn’t like potatoes? Crispy and also creamy, mashed potato croquettes are a  favorite leftover treat. Try it, as it tastes better the second time around!

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6.Winter Panzanella With Stuffing Croutons

letover panzanella

Since stuffing gets soggy overnight in the fridge, baking a second time will create the crisp all over again. Complimented by a salad, this is truly a winter delight!

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7.Ramen With Turkey Broth

ramen

With some of that leftover turkey stock you’ve made, combine with some leftover turkey, a jammy egg, some vegetables, noodles, and optional kimchi.

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8.Thanksgiving Stock

thanksgiving stock

Making stock before or after Thanksgiving will spread the joy and benefits throughout the year. Make and just freeze it.

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9.Leftover Sweet Potato Kale Frittata

Leftover Frittata

This delicious and easy to make frittata is perfect for breakfast or brunch. The sweet potato adds a little sweetness while kale makes it fresher and greener.

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10.Leftover Turkey Enchiladas

leftover enchiladas

Pumpkin seeds, cilantro, and spicy chiles will give your turkey an extra kick of flavor. These enchiladas are worth trying!

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11.Spicy Cabbage Salad With Turkey And Peanuts

leftover salad

After a heavy thanksgiving meal, this recipe will spread freshness with a little bit of spice. In addition, vegetables and peanuts will give a final crunchiness!

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12.Cranberry Pie

leftover cranberry pie recipe

You can transform your cranberry sauce into a delicious pie that everyone will love.

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