Your Thanksgiving celebrations will probably look different this year. But if you’re eating a traditional meal, chances are you’ll still be charged with the familiar question: “What should I do with all of this leftover food?” We can help — here are some Thanksgiving leftover recipes that will make savory, saucy meals out of your traditional holiday meal items.
Turn your turkey leftovers into a creamy, cheesy casserole with this simple recipe. It calls for basic pantry items you probably already have on hand and only requires about 10 minutes of prep work. We’re all a little lazy after Thanksgiving, and this recipe doesn’t require much work at all.
Turkey sandwiches are the ultimate leftover Thanksgiving food. They’re serious business (just ask Ross from friends), and this recipe does it right. Bite into this sandwich and you’ll taste layers of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. It doesn’t get better than that.
Next on our list of Thanksgiving leftover recipes are these homemade empanadas. Similarly to the turkey sandwich, you can stuff these little pastries with your favorite Thanksgiving flavors like turkey, veggies, and mashed potatoes. They also freeze super well, so stick them in the freezer for an upcoming weeknight meal.
Finally, we’re eager to try out this Thanksgiving quesadilla recipe. With layers of turkey breast, cranberry sauce, and cheddar cheese, it has all the right flavors. And its crispy tortilla adds a much-appreciated crunch.