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25 Amazing Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

I think it’s safe to say that now, the day before Thanksgiving, the holiday season is officially here. Are you ready?

25 Amazing Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes from SoupAddict.com.  Fun and delicious recipes to use up all of those Thanksgiving leftovers!

I’m one of those “sides” people who prefer to fill up on all the goodies, like stuffing, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and cranberry sauce (the real stuff). Sure, turkey’s great and all, but, in my book, Thanksgiving is all about the sides.

Oh, yeah, and about the family togetherness and closeness and all the heart-felt gratitude.

“I’m grateful for the person who first roasted a potato and then mashed it to smoosh with some butter, salt, and sour cream.”

I may or may not be quoting someone from my own family. Or myself. I’ll never tell.

Anyhoos, I like sides, so leftovers are no problemo, because I don’t fix stuffing everyday or every week, or every even month, and I don’t mind eating Thanksgiving stuffing three days straight (sometimes right out of the storage bowl while leaning against the fridge).

But I know there are youse alls out there who have not just leftovers, but leftovers!, yards and yards of them, and need something else do with all of the leftovers! other than repeat the full-blown Thanksgiving dinner every other night for two weeks.

So, I’ve gathered up some of the most interesting and mouthwatering recipes I found on Pinterest this month. Let’s hop to it!

Grilled Cheese, Paninis, and All Other Manner of Things on Bread

Sandwiches are the classic option. There’s really nothing from the Thanksgiving table that doesn’t taste great between two slices of bread.

Photo by Confections of a Foodie Bride

Baked Turkey Cranberry Sliders
from Confections of a Foodie Bride

Photo by SoupAddict

Turkey, Cranberry and Boursin Grilled Cheese
from SoupAddict

Photo by Williams Sonoma

Turkey Panini with Blue Cheese and Cranberry Apricot Chutney
from Williams Sonoma

Photo by Spend with Pennies

Turkey Stuffing Roll Ups
from Spend with Pennies

Photo by The Hopeless Housewife

Turkey, Pesto and Cranberry Melt
from The Hopeless Housewife

Photo by Pauladeen.com

Thanksgiving Monte Cristo
from Paula Deen

Photo by DamnDelicious.com

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pesto Panini
from Damn Delicious

Photo by BetsyLife.com

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stromboli
from Betsy Life

Mexican-inspired

Like the sandwich, the popular Mexican cuisine constructs — tacos and quesadillas — work with just about everything.

Photo by EmilyBites.com

Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla
from Emily Bites

Photo by FamilyFreshCooking.com

Thanksgiving Tostadas
from Family Fresh Cooking

Photo by GreenLiteBites.com

Leftover Turkey Quesadilla with Cranberries and Gouda
from Green Lite Bites

Photo by MountainMamaCooks.com

Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Salsa & Cream Cheese
from Mountain Mama Cooks

Appetizers and Finger Food

Finger foods are the stars of every party, so if your Thanksgiving celebration is a four-day affair, here are some clever and tasty ways to keep your guests in the carb-happy holiday spirit.

Photo by TheKitchn.com

Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs
from The Kitchn

Photo by Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks for Tablespoon.com

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffing Bites
from Tablespoon

Photo by HighHeelsandGrills.com

Turkey Cranberry Appetizers
from High Heels and Grills

Photo by Dorothy Kern of Crazy for Crust via Pillsbury.com

Turkey Pesto Roll-Ups
from Pillsbury

Photo by PocketChangeGourmet.com

Mashed Potato & Stuffing Patties
from Pocket Change Gourmet

Photo by CookingStoned.tv

Gooey White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip
from Cooking Stoned

Photo by AFamilyFeast.com

Turkey Stuffing Turnovers
from A Family Feast

When All Else Fails, Make a Waffle

The savory waffle is the new cronut. I say, go for it. You invested in that fancy Belgian waffle iron after all, right?

Photo by NeighborFoodBlog.com

Waffled Cranberry Cream Cheese Turkey Sandwiches
from Neighbor Food Blog

Photo by FoodnFocus.com

The Thanksgiving Waffle
from Food n Focus

Photo by TheMakeshiftNest.com

Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles
from The Makeshift Nest

Photo by HalfBakedHarvest.com

Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts
from Half Baked Harvest

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! See you on the other side with a mouthwatering recipe for turkey soup!

Karen xo

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Friday 28th of November 2014

I also am grateful for the first potato roaster who turned into a potato smasher and and and----laughing. Wonder roster of delectable dishes that don't look or taste like leftovers at all.