What to do With Thanksgiving Leftovers: 8 New Recipe Ideas

Wondering what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers? While we’ll happily admit that that one of the best things about Thanksgiving is loading up a killer turkey sandwich in your pajamas the next day, occasionally you want a change.

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Step forward our list of epic Thanksgiving leftover recipes. Delight your taste buds while you enjoy some post-Thanksgiving downtime with a holiday movie or some online Black Friday shopping.

Essential supplies for organizing leftovers

Foil containers for leftovers

Foil Takeaway and Storage Boxes

These boxes are so helpful for storing your leftover food and you can write names, dates, and cooking instructions on the top
Freezer Tape and Sharpie Marker Set

Freezer Tape and Sharpie Set

Keep things organized with clever tape that won't fall off in the freezer
Food bag holders for meal prep

Bag Stabilizer Stand

These sturdy food bag holders will give you an extra pair of hands when you need them

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Okay, let’s solve what to do with thanksgiving leftovers.

  1. Leftover turkey casserole from Fav Family Recipes
    You’ll have your fingers crossed for plenty of leftovers on turkey day, just so you can make this warming casserole. This is one Thanksgiving leftover recipe that won’t hang around for long!
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  3. Leftover turkey shepherd’s pie from Jo Cooks
    Steaming mashed potato sitting on top of your favorite meat and vegetables: shepherd’s pie is classic comfort food. This is a great dish if you’re hosting relatives and need to whip up another hot meal the following day, and it can be made with whatever extra vegetables you happen to have.
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  5. Thanksgiving in a pot from House of Brinson
    Featuring a whole Thanksgiving dinner in an individual serving, you could easily send these home with guests, and they’ll definitely be thankful if you do!
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    Need to enjoy your leftovers on the move?

    Personal lunch warmer

    Portable Food Warmer

    If you don't have a microwave but want to enjoy a hot meal on the go then you need this personal food warmer
  7. Best-ever turkey chili from Food 52
    There’s nothing better than snuggling under a blanket with a bowl of spicy chili and some movies. You probably already have all of the ingredients for this yummy recipe in your cupboard the following day and, as turkey is a leaner alternative to beef chili, you can treat yo’self self to extra sour cream and cheese on top.
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Ready to eat? These are some of my favorite kitchen finds

Classic Holidays Pie Dish

Emile Henry Pie Dish

Made in France since 1850 from all natural materials, and in a color that's pure holiday vibes!
Jar scraping tool

Jar Scraper Knife

This tool is amazing for getting the last scrapings of condiments out of your jars
Best sandwich cutting knife

Sandwich Knife

If you're serious about sandwich making, then you need this knife!

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