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Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas turn those holiday leftovers into other delicious items: turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mashed/sweet potatoes.

Picture collage of several recipes using holiday leftovers.

This post has been updated from its original November 27, 2014 publishing with updated text, organized content into sections, and new images where available.

The bird was stuffed, now you are!

Did you get your fill of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams (or sweet potatoes), green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie?

Teaming up with several blogger friends, we’ve managed to put together Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas for your leftovers that just won’t disappear.

Recipes using Leftover Turkey

Turkey Lettuce Wraps by The Complete Savorist

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps ~ The Complete Savorist

Turkey Gumbo by From Scratch

Turkey Gumbo by From Scratch

Turkey Gemelli Soup by Coffee with Us 3

Turkey Gemelli Soup by Coffee with Us 3

Turkey and Buttermilk Dumplings from The Complete Savorist

Fluffy buttermilk dumplings with turkey soup in a blue bowl.

Grandma’s Slow Cooker Turkey Noodle Soup by The Magical Slow Cooker

Grandma's Slow Cooker Turkey Noodle Soup by The Magical Slow Cooker

Turkey Noodle Vegetable Soup By Moore or Less Cooking

Turkey Noodle Vegetable Soup By Moore or Less Cooking

Starbucks Turkey Rustico Panini Made Skinny by Skinny Kitchen

Starbucks Turkey Rustico Panini Made Skinny by Skinny Kitchen

Turkey Tetrazzini by The Complete Savorist

The fully baked turkey tetrazzini in a white casserole pan.

Recipes using leftover cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce Bundt Cake by Roti n’ Rice

Cranberry Sauce Bundt Cake by Roti n' Rice

Cranberry Cake with Streusel Topping by Cooking on a Budget

Cranberry Cake with Streusel Topping by Cooking on a Budget

Cranberry Salsa Dip from The Complete Savorist

Butter crackers with cream cheese and cranberry salsa, along with remaining crackers and platter of dip

Leftovers using Thanksgiving Dinner

The following recipes use more than one holiday dinner leftover like turkey and stuffing, turkey and cranberry, etc.

Turkey, Stuffing, and Cranberry Sausage Rolls by Culinary Ginger

Turkey, Stuffing, and Cranberry Sausage Rolls by Culinary Ginger

Leftover Turkey Sliders by Foody Schmoody…I’m Just Cooking

Leftover Turkey Sliders by Foody Schmoody...I'm Just Cooking

Chinese Spring Rolls by Love Foodies

Chinese Spring Rolls by Love Foodies

 Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Casserole by Foody Schmoody…I’m Just Cooking

 Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Casserole by Foody Schmoody...I'm Just Cooking

Turkey Stuffing Soup by Recipes, Food and Cooking

Turkey Stuffing Soup by Recipes, Food and Cooking

Recipes using Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potato Croquette by Noshing with the Nolands

Cheesy Mashed Potato Croquette by Noshing with the Nolands

Potato Patties By My Turn For Us

Potato Patties By My Turn For Us

Hash Brown Casserole, Ham & Eggs by Who Needs a Cape?

Hash Brown Casserole, Ham & Eggs by Who Needs a Cape?

Recipes using Leftover Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Waffles by Bowl Me Over

Sweet Potato Waffles by Bowl Me Over

Cocoa Sweetie Pie Squares by Meal Planning Maven

Cocoa Sweetie Pie Squares by Meal Planning Maven

Recipes using leftover Stuffing or Dressing

 Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites By Walking on Sunshine

 Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites By Walking on Sunshine

Hopefully you’ve found some delicious ways to use what you have remaining with these Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas.

Thank you for sharing!

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah
    November 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you for including my turkey noodle soup! All these recipes look amazing!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 28, 2014 at 12:34 am

      Thank you Sarah, your soup looks fantastic.

  • Reply
    Lovefoodies
    November 28, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Your collection of recipes looks amazing! Thanks very much for including my Spring Rolls recipe!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 28, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Thank you for letting me include it.

  • Reply
    Mary Ellen
    November 28, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for including my turkey stuffing soup!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Oh Mary Ellen, that soup looks extraordinary. Thanks for letting me use it.

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    Linda @ Roti n Rice
    November 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    So many great ideas! Thank you for including my Cranberry Sauce Bundt Cake.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      That cake looks down right amazing. Thanks for letting me use it.

  • Reply
    christine
    November 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Great collection of leftover repurposed dishes!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you Christine!

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    nancy@skinnykitchen.com
    November 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

    What a delicious collection Michelle. Thanks so much for including my Starbucks Turkey Rustico Panini Made Skinny!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 29, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you Nancy. Your sandwich looks a million times better than their too.

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    Sandra Shaffer
    November 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I cooked an extra large turkey just for the leftovers! Great round up of recipes here! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 29, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Smart move on cooking the extra large turkey for leftovers. Might have to do that next year.

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