Food. Family. Football. There’s a lot of things to love about Thanksgiving. But my favorite part? Enjoying all that awesome food for days following the big feast. In other words, leftovers.
Typically I’ll mix everything on a plate and pop it in the microwave for a post-Thanksgiving smorgasbord. And of course there’s the beloved leftover turkey sandwich. But this year I plan to get a little more creative. From breakfasts, soups, salads and even desserts, there are some pretty awesome things you can do with Thanksgiving leftovers. And today, we’re sharing 8 of them.
We hope you made room for the day(s) after! Here’s a roundup of recipes using Thanksgiving Day leftovers!
Apple Pie Quick Bread from Strength and Sunshine
Apple pie is great – but this apple pie quick bread is a creative way to turn apples into another tasty treat. Whip up this bread with apples and your favorite fall spices.
Cranberry Goat Cheese Bake from Ari’s Menu
Perfect for a Thanksgiving Day appetizer or a post-holiday snack, this cranberry goat cheese bake is a divine use of excess or leftover cranberries!
Grain Free Butternut Squash Bread from Strength and Sunshine
The name says it all! Blend some leftover butternut squash with other delicious ingredients like cinnamon and rosemary in your go-to mixer for a scrumptious bread perfect for fall!
Turkey, Butternut Squash & Kale Muffins from Gigi Eats Celebrities
Leftover turkey and butternut squash are used to make these easy, delicious and light breakfast muffins!
Soy-Free Vegan Frittata from Healthy Helper Blog
Hang on to some leftover sweet potatoes for this one! This frittata is soy-free, vegan and good for you!
Curry Turkey Salad with Apples & Celery from Fresh, Fit Healthy
Add a twist to the traditional leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich with this unique, nutrient-packed curry turkey salad. And doesn’t it look amazing in that glass serving bowl?!
What are your favorite recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers? Share them in the comments!