Get the Recipe: Leftover Mashed Potato Pizza
Get the Recipe: Leftover Stuffed Waffles
Get the Recipe: Leftover Turkey and Reubens Stuffing
Get the Recipe: Leftover Cheese Dip
Get the Recipe: Turkey and Quiche
A bolognese can sometimes take hours to prepare, but by using chopped, cooked turkey, Giada whips up this classic Italian dish in no time.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Ragu
Toss leftover veggies with shredded turkey in a casserole dish, then top with prepared pie crust for tonight’s dinner.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Pie
This creamy stew uses both the bone-in and meat of the turkey to add depth.
Get the Recipe: Bird to the Last Drop
Every Thanksgiving, Sunny looks forward to making this dish. The rest of the filling is made into bite-for-two snacks, fried, and served with cranberry pesto.
Get the Recipe: Second Day Fritters with Cranberry Pesto
Get the Recipe: Thanksgiving Leftover Pie
There’s probably no better way to empty out your post-Thanksgiving freezer than with a hearty cup of soup. A broth made from turkey bones is the best way to give your turkey its bang for the buck. If you have chunky filling left over, chop it up to make these delicate dumplings.
Get the Recipe: Turkey and Vegetable Soup Dumplings
The ultimate second-day comfort food: Sandwich turkey, brie, arugula, and applesauce between two slices of rye bread for the grilled cheese sandwich you crave year-round.
Get the Recipe: Roast Turkey, Brie, and Apple Butter Sandwiches with Arugula
Leftover turkey breast is fried until golden and crispy and topped with leftover turkey gravy and mushrooms. Serve it with an arugula and blue cheese salad to make it a complete meal.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Milanese
Perfect for brunch the next day, the star of this combo is hash browns made with mashed potatoes, served with marinara sauce and parmesan.
Get the recipe: Eggs in Purgatory
Leftover green bean casserole becomes a main dish with the help of puff pastry and leftover turkey. You can find puff pastry on the icing shelves of supermarkets.
Get the Recipe: Next Day Turkey and Green Bean Pie
Rachael jazzes up the traditional open-face turkey sandwich by adding maple sausage to a whole-wheat bread filling and applesauce to plain cranberry sauce.
Get the Recipe: What a face!Open-faced Hot Turkey Sammy with Sausage Stuffing and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes with Bacon, Warm Apple Cranberry Sauce
Sweet, tart, crunchy, and creamy: This turkey salad gets its rich flavor and texture from a delicious combination of apples, celery, and toasted pecans.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Waldorf Salad
Using classic fall herbs like thyme and parsley, this dumpling soup is the perfect warmer for cold nights.
Get the Recipe: Stewed Turkey Dumplings
Get the Recipe: Griddle Cake with Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce
Get the Recipe: Hash Browns with Fried Eggs and Turkey Chili Hash
Serve this cheese-filled egg skillet with leftover turkey for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Add plenty of veggies and top with cheddar, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Frittata
Get the Recipe: Waffle Leftovers Thanksgiving Brunch
Get the Recipe: Turkey and Mashed Potato Croquettes
Put the remaining filling in portabella mushroom caps and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese for an easy post-Thanksgiving meal.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms
Baked with onion gravy and topped with melted cheese, this sandwich is extra juicy.
Get the Recipe: Warm Brown Turkey Sandwich
Rachael’s Shepherd’s Pie is a great way to use up all your Thanksgiving leftovers in one go and make a complete meal.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie and Cranberry Applesauce Sundaes
Sandra serves her artful turkey hash with poached eggs and leftover country gravy. For an extra amount of semi-thin gravy, simply add chicken stock to the gravy bowl.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Chowder with Country Gravy
Put leftover roast turkey to good use in this easy, flavor-packed chili. Using fire-roasted tomatoes adds a toasty layer of flavor, but regular diced tomatoes work just as well. For a twist on traditional cornbread toppings, try topping leftover mashed potatoes.
Get the Recipe: Leftover Turkey Chili
Give your leftover turkey a California flair by adding avocado and bacon and serving it on crusty bread.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Crostini
Giada uses the leftover filling to create cake pies with Italian-style crumbs. Place the crispy pancakes between the patty and the eggs for maximum flavor, then coat the bread with eggs to make them stick together.
Get the Recipe: Pie with Sage Hollandaise Thanks to Benedict
Leftover turkey, caramelized mushrooms, and egg noodles are drizzled with Veloute (a classic French sauce) for a post-Thanksgiving casserole. Garnish with delicious toppings like toasted almonds.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Tetrazzini
Ree piles leftover turkey on fresh sourdough with leftover cranberry sauce, gravy, and Swiss cheese for a crusty baked panini.
Get the Recipe: Leftover Thanksgiving Panini
Rachael makes her make-ahead casserole by making a base mix of mushrooms, corn, and a chunk of roast turkey. Spicy poblano sauce, charred tortillas, and shredded cheese are topped for a dense and delicious layer.
Get the Recipe: Turkey, Mushroom, and Corn Mexican Casserole
Made with leftover roast turkey, this simple, easy-to-assemble large lasagna dish is just what we crave for after turkey day. It’s a comforting crowd-pleaser that’s nothing like yesterday’s feast.
Get the Recipe: Roast Turkey Lasagna
Transform your Thanksgiving turkey into a full-bodied bowl of pho. Fortify store-bought chicken stock with turkey bones, charred vegetables, and roasted spices for a rich broth that goes from stovetop to table in less than two hours.
Get the Recipe: Leftover Roast Turkey Pho
This four-ingredient dip gets its fluffy texture from sweet potatoes and mashed white beans. Top with crushed toasted nuts for extra crunch!
Get the Recipe: Day-After Dip
A cornmeal buttermilk batter gives these fried green beans a crunch, and a touch of paprika adds just the right amount of heat.
Get the Recipe: Fried Green Beans
Curry powder and scallions add a spicy kick to this pita sandwich, while cranberry sauce provides juicy crunch.
Get the Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Turkey Pita Bread
Avocado and pepper lettuce liven up this mouthwatering leftover turkey sandwich.
Get the Recipe: Roast Turkey, Avocado, and Bacon Sandwiches
Use leftovers from just about every category—mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey, corn, and cranberry sauce—for dinner tonight.
Get the Recipe: Bubbles and Squeaks with Mashed Corn
The giblets and leftover turkey neck help add rich flavor to this tomato sauce.
Get the Recipe: Penne with Braised Offal Sauce
Assemble these sandwiches right after Thanksgiving dinner, and all you need to do the next day is heat up the skillet for a few minutes for a warm, satisfying winter dinner.
Get the Recipe: Turkey, Cranberry and Fontina Panini
Use leftover cranberry dressing for a sweet and sour taste and extra moisture to these muffins.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Carrot Muffins
Add some tangy cayenne pepper to give leftover mashed potatoes a Southwestern twist.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup with Blue Tortillas
Gnocchi simmered in a creamy turkey and tomato sauce is a comforting fall meal.
Get the Recipe: Turkey and Mushroom Creamy Tomato “Gravy” with Gnocchi
Make these hearty nachos for a surprising way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Get the Recipe: Leftover Thanksgiving Nachos
If your family wolfs down all the turkey, you can still get delicious next-day dishes from the carcass. Use it to make broth and save it for soup later.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Soup
Giada pairs her ciabatta filling with chestnuts and pancetta, served with ground meat and sauce, for a hearty second dinner.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Meatloaf
You can toss the leftover whole turkey carcass into the pot to make the broth for the next day’s soup, which includes Thanksgiving staples like sweet potatoes, green beans, and thyme.
Get the Recipe: The Day After Turkey Soup
Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Crumble Cookies
Get the Recipe: Potato Puppy
Get the Recipe: Appetizer Skewers
Get the Recipe: Baked Potato Skins
Get the Recipe: Leftover Thanksgiving Pull the Slider
Get the Recipe: Sauteed Broccoli Stems
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Rosemary Julep
Get the Recipe: Hot Italian Brown Crostini
Get the Recipe: Cheese and Chipotle Crackers
Get the Recipe: Mashed Potato Zeppole
What better way to enjoy vegetable leftovers? All you need are a few key ingredients (eggs, croutons, cheddar cheese) and a few minutes of frying pan time.
Get the Recipe: Ultra-Veg Frittata
Mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce add an Indian twist to this creative samosa recipe, which is infused with turmeric, ginger and curry powder.
Get the Recipe: Vegetable Curry Puffs