We wait for the traditional Thanksgiving meal all year long. After indulging in our favorite dishes on Turkey Day, we somehow end up with what seems like endless leftovers. Here are a few recipes that will help you extend the celebratory feasting and not let those leftovers go to waste.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich
A classic Black Friday meal! This sandwich is everything you love about Thanksgiving in between two slices of bread. Layer slices of turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy and stuffing on a dinner roll for a sweet and savory meal.
Who doesn’t love pizza? This recipe is a total twist on your traditional turkey day meal and unique way to use up your leftovers. Spread gravy over your favorite pizza crust or flatbread, then top with mashed potatoes. Next layer of stuffing and a few pieces of turkey. Add some dollips of cranberry sauce and some brie cheese for finishing touches. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes.
This is such an easy recipe, just layer it all up in a baking pan. Start with the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, veggies and top it all off with mashed potatoes. All of the flavors join together to create a mouthwatering dish. Pro tip — assemble this casserole as you’re putting leftovers away after your Thanksgiving meal and put it in the freezer for a ready-to-bake dinner at a later date. Bake at 375° for 30-40 minutes.
Did you know you can also store leftover turkey in the freezer for up to four months? Stash some away and you can enjoy these recipes for months to come.