Thanksgiving Leftover Meal Ideas

Healthy Recipes To Make With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Healthy Recipes To Make With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest food holidays of the year! From fresh sliced turkey (or ham) to mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, carrots, stuffing, gravy and all those other delicious holiday plate fixings, it’s a day that most of us never want to end! But instead of trying to eat up every last morsel of holiday food in one day this year, plan ahead with one or more of these 20 healthy recipes to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Not only will you wake up the next day feeling healthy and energized instead of with a food hangover (thank you 3rd slice of pie!), but you will also be able to enjoy those favorite foods for a few days after! And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to keep on track with their fitness goals and enjoy Thanksgiving dishes for more than one day a year!

From sandwiches to soups, to enchiladas, nachos, and pizza this round-up of Healthy Recipes To Make With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers has it all, done healthy!

Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Whole30 Leftover Turkey Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie

Turkey & Cranberry Quesadilla 

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Cranberry Turkey Enchiladas

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Ham, Sweet Potato, and Stuffing Breakfast Hash

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash

Turkey Nachos 

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Turkey, Cranberry, Brie Egg Rolls

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Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza : Turkey, Cranberry & BBQ Sauce Pizza

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Leftover Savory Bread Pudding

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Cranberry Sauce Parfait 

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Leftover Turkey Frittata 

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Butternut Squash and Cranberry Skillet

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep Recipe

Turkey and Mushroom Sauce 

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Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich : Turkey, Cranberry & Pesto Melt

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Paleo Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich 

Paleo Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

 

Thanksgiving Leftover Casseroles:

Low Carb Turkey Casserole

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Turkey & Mashed Potato Casserole

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Turkey & Pear Salad 

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Thanksgiving Leftover Soups:

Turkey Pot Pie Soup 

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Turkey Chili 

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Green Chile Butternut Squash and Turkey Enchiladas

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Roasted Vegan Thanksgiving Bowl 

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Turkey Thai Curry

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Turkey Enchiladas

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TIPS FOR STORING THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

Here are some fast facts about storing all the leftovers you’ll have to maximize their life in the fridge and freezer.

Cooked turkey: can be frozen for a year if wrapped tightly to avoid freezer burn. Ok in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Mashed potatoes and potato casseroles: can be frozen for up to 6 months. They freeze best with a good amount of fat in them (butter/oil). Ok in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Stuffing: can be frozen for up to a year. It works best if you freeze it in small portions. Ok in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Gravy: freeze in an ice cube tray for up to a year. Frozen gravy would be a great way to fix any accidentally overcooked meat! Ok in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Green veggie casseroles: try to eat them! They don’t freeze well. Ok in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Cranberry sauce: ok in the freezer for up to a year and in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Breads and rolls: freeze ’em! They all freeze well and are easy to revive after frozen.
Desserts: try to finish them off. They’re mostly good in the fridge for up to 4 days.

 

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

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