50+ Creative Ways to Eat Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Danielle Daly

So, you've successfully made , cleaned up the dishes, and put on your favorite . Now, what? The long holiday weekend has just begun and there are likely tons of Thanksgiving leftovers packed in in your fridge. While some people will simply the next day, others might be looking for some Thanksgiving leftover recipes that are a little more creative. Well, you've come to the right place! According to Ree Drummond, leftovers are "one of the best parts about Thanksgiving." And that's precisely why we've rounded up some fun , , and —all using your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Looking for some inspiration for how to reuse ? We've got plenty of ideas that go beyond the typical turkey sandwich. Try a cozy turkey soup recipe, leftover turkey pot pie, or Ree's take on turkey tetrazzini. There are also tons of recipes for reusing your , , or even the green bean casserole. But if all that rich food has you craving a lighter meal in the days to come, there's always the pumpkin smoothie or the BBQ salad with leftover cornbread croutons to leave you feeling refreshed post-holiday. With these leftover recipes, we're making your Thanksgiving feast feel new again! Just be sure you know !

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