Thanksgiving Leftovers

7 thanksgiving leftover meal ideas

When you’ve thoroughly stuffed your stomach on Thanksgiving and are headed to the couch for a post-turkey nap, eating leftovers is probably the last thing on your mind. But now that Thanksgiving is past and our hunger has returned, we can focus on cleaning out the delicious leftovers taking up space in the fridge.

Turkey pot pie

Combine leftover turkey, stuffing, veggies and gravy for the perfect pot pie filling!

Fried stuffing bites

Fried? Stuffing? Need we say more? Get the recipe here – they recommend serving with a cranberry pesto sauce.

Turkey chili

Here in Illinois, winter has come decidedly early and we need to keep warm with comfort foods like chili. This one is perfect to pair with your leftover rolls or biscuits, too!

Turkey Shepherd’s pie

Top your leftover turkey, stuffing and vegetables with cheese and a layer of leftover mashed potatoes for a festive spin on Shepherd’s pie.


That’s right: Bacon, lettuce, tomato, turkey. Perfect for packing in a lunch!

Thanksgiving Nachos

These are “na-cho” grandma’s Thanksgiving leftovers. Make some epic holiday nachos by topping tortilla chips with leftover turkey, stuffing, cheese and sour cream.


Slice your leftover rolls and add turkey, stuffing and cheese to make delicious Thanksgiving sliders. We recommend brushing some melted butter on the tops of the rolls and baking until golden brown – yum!

What’s your favorite way to use leftover holiday food? Tell us in the comments below!