I hope you’ve all enjoyed a glorious Thanksgiving feast!  Now, most of us have more leftovers than we know what to do with. As much as we love Thanksgiving food, eating the same food for a week afterward, can be a little boring for your taste buds. So I’ve compiled a list of 10 recipes that you can make to give a whole new life to your leftovers!

Leftover Turkey:

1. Turkey Gumbo

Take your turkey leftovers to the South with this flavorful dish!

Turkey Gumbo

Get the Recipe from Chris Shepherd, Executive Chef and Owner of Underbelly

2. Turkey Pot Pie

This is my favorite thing to make with Thanksgiving leftovers. Total comfort food!

Turkey Pot Pie

Get the recipe from Bon Appetite (Turkey pot pie is my favorite way to use Thanksgiving leftovers)


3. Turkey Tostadas with Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Who said you can’t make Mexican food with leftover Pilgrim food! The sweet and spicy sauce

makes this meal unique!

Turkey Tostadas

Get the Recipe from Southern Living

Leftover Cranberry Sauce:

4. Orange Cranberry Parfait

This is the perfect post-Thanksgiving breakfast that is light and sweet!

Orange Cranberry Parfait

Get the Recipe from Sweet Remedy

5. Turkey Pecan Salad with Cranberry Dressing

If you’re tired of “heavy food” go with this lighter salad to help you feel less bloated.

Turkey Cranberry Salad

Get the recipe from Pillsbury.


6. Cranberry Turkey Panini with Goat Cheese

This sandwich takes everything you love about Thanksgiving and puts into a cute, gourmet panini.

Turkey Cranberry Panini

Get the Recipe from One Sweet Mess.

Leftover Mashed Potatoes:

7.Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Don’t let the name fool you. These pancakes are savory and oh so cheesy! Definitely a great way to

re-use your mashed potatoes.

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Get the Recipe from Just a Taste.


8.Turkey Pie with Mashed Potato-Asiago Topping

The great thing about this dish is that you could use mashed potatoes or leftover sweet potatoes/yams.

Turkey Pie with Mashed Potato Toppings

Get the Recipe from Cooking Light.

9. Mashed Potato Soup

This is a great simple recipe if you’re trying to get rid of your last mashed potato leftovers!

Mashed Potato Soup

Get the Recipe from Epicurious


Leftover Stuffing:

10. Stuffing Frittata 

If you love frittatas, you must try this!

Stuffing Frittata

Get the Recipe from Food Network

11. Stuffed Mushrooms

This would make a great appetizer or snack to keep guests happy and use up your stuffing!

Stuffed Mushrooms

Get the recipe from Purely Consumed

12. Egg Stuffing Breakfast Cups

I love this recipe, because it’s super simple!

Egg Stuffing Breakfast Cups

Get the Recipe from Half Hour Meals.

Leftover Pumpkin:

13. Pumpkin Pancakes

As if pancakes weren’t delicious enough, add pumpkin to them and they just became perfect.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Get the Recipe from Martha Stewart

14. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

This is a fun new way to enjoy oatmeal and use up your leftover pumpkin puree!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Get the Recipe from Around My Family Table

15. Pumpkin Bean Dip

Pair with carrots or celery, and you’ve got yourself a great dip that isn’t your typical hummus dip.

Pumpkin Bean Dip

Get the Recipe from FANNEtastic Food

If you have any canned goods leftover (obviously that are not opened) consider donating them to one of the many food banks in Fort Worth. Nothing like showing your gratitude for all you have, by giving to others.