Recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving leftovers

Smoothies "apple pie" with nuts and cinnamon.
Pie Shakes 

There’s even a way to use up leftover pie slices. The Kitchn threw leftover pie, ice cream, milk, vanilla and cinnamon into a blender, and the results are too good to believe. (Thinkstock)

Get the recipe here.

This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows game day turkey chili in Concord, NH. Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and this is the time of year to break out yours, invite some friends over and yell at some football players on TV. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Turkey chili 

Most turkey chili recipes call for ground turkey, but there’s no reason why you can’t sub in chopped turkey from your Thanksgiving feast. Find a recipe for turkey chili here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

 

 

In this image taken on Oct. 8, 2012, a maple pumpkin pie with cinnamon-maple whipped cream is shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Pumpkin pie casserole

It’s perfectly acceptable to have pumpkin pie for breakfast, but now Angela Liddon from Oh She Glows, makes it even more acceptable. She chops it up, mixes it with oats and turns it into a streusel-topped casserole. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

In this Feb. 13, 2012 photo taken in Concord, N.H., a plate of Turkey Tetrazzini casserole is shown. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Turkey tetrazzini

If you still have a crowd to feed, turkey tetrazzini is a delicious and hearty casserole that will use up your leftovers and feed your guests. You can find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

In this image taken on November 12, 2012, roasted cobb salad is shown served on a platter in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Roasted Cobb salad 

In place of sausage, use turkey leftovers in this roasted Cobb salad. You can find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

RICHMOND, CA - NOVEMBER 25:  Slices of pumpkin pie sit on a table during the Great Thanksgiving Banquet hosted by the Bay Area Rescue Mission on November 25, 2015 in Richmond, California. Hundreds of homeless and needy people were given a free meal a day before Thanksgiving.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Pumpkin pie brûlée

Sick of eating slices of pie? The Food Network’s Michael Chiarello turns pieces of crust and scoops of filling into a pumpkin pie brûlée. Find the recipe here. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

This Sept. 19, 2011 photo shows chard and sun-dried tomato frittata in Concord, N.H. For this recipe, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes are a better choice than fresh.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Turkey frittata 

Throw leftover corn, vegetables and turkey into a frittata for a delicious post-Thanksgiving breakfast. Serious Eats has a recipe to try. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   A Hearty Stuffing Muffin is seen in this Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 photo.   Hearty Stuffing Muffins are a great low-fat accompaniment to a holiday leftovers meal. A bit of creamed corn keeps them moist while having a crispy top. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Stuffing muffins

Use up your leftover stuffing, turkey, ham and spinach in this recipe for stuffing muffins. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

This photo taken Nov. 4, 2009 shows a  fried potato pancake.  Don't just reheat that bowl of leftover mashed potatoes day after day this year. Fried potato pancakes made from that Thanksgiving leftover, with a little cheese and bacon added, gives you an entirely new and satisfying taste. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Mashed potato pancakes

Turn your leftover mashed potatoes into crispy fried pancakes. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

This April 6, 2015 photo shows sauteed parsnips with country ham  in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Sauteed parsnips with country ham

If the ham took second place to the turkey on the table, turn your leftovers into a healthy and flavorful meal. Find the recipe for sauteed parsnips with country ham here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

** FOR USE WITH AP WEEKLY FEATURES **   Try going old school this year with your Thanksgiving leftovers with a Mashed Potato and Turkey Soup. The compilmentary flavors of the leftovers blend well in this creamy soup. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Mashed potato and turkey soup

Blend your leftovers together in this creamy mashed potato and turkey soup. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**    Popover-style breakfast treats make good use of the Thanksgiving leftovers in the refrigerator as seen here in this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 photo.   (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Thanksgiving popovers

Make breakfast and make good use of your leftovers with this recipe for Thanksgiving popovers. You can find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

This April 17, 2016 photo shows two favorite sandwiches, the BLT and the grilled cheese, coming together as one, in New Milford, Conn.  The buttery crunch of the bread, the juicy tomatoes, the melty cheese, the crisp bacon and lettuce, these two sandwiches were meant to find each other and become one. (AP Photo/Katie Workman)
Turkey BLT

Turkey sandwiches are tasty, but adding turkey to a BLT takes your post-Thanksgiving lunch to the next level. (AP Photo/Katie Workman)

Homemade Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Turkey Sandwich
Thanksgiving Dinner Turkey Sandwich 

Of course, the Thanksgiving leftover sandwich is a favorite among many. Whether you stack your favorites on bread and eat it cold, or grill your sandwich up in a panini press, you can’t go wrong. Best bet: Layer some lettuce, turkey, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce between two slices of bread. (Thinkstock)

This July 11, 2011 photo shows cold ham and cheese casserole in Concord, N.H. This recipe is a great way to use up leftovers. Chicken, steak and even chopped leftover hamburgers are fine substitutes for the ham.     (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Cold ham and cheese casserole

A great way to use up leftovers — chicken, turkey and beef can even be substituted in for ham. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

This October 26, 2015 photo shows curry with leftover turkey and Brussels sprouts in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Leftover curry

Give your leftovers a whole new flavor with this turkey and Brussels sprouts curry. You can find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Thanksgiving Fritters with sauce made from cranberry sauce and tomato salsa are seen in this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 photo.  Every year Thanksgiving leftovers need a home and these fritters are just the place for them.   (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Thanksgiving Fritters 

Thanksgiving fritters with sauce made from cranberry sauce and tomato salsa. Every year Thanksgiving leftovers need a home and these fritters are just the place for them. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Get the recipe here.

A cheesy baked lentils, rice and turkey casserole is seen in this Sept. 21, 2010 photo. Satisfy your appetite with healthy, protein rich ingredients and you may be on your way to losing weight. This casserole is full of low-fat proteins that will fill you up, not out.    (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Turkey Casserole 

Did you overdo it a bit on the Thanksgiving eating? Make this cheesy baked lentils, rice and turkey casserole. It will satisfy your appetite with healthy, protein rich ingredients. This casserole is full of low-fat proteins that will fill you up, not out. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Get the recipe here.

In this photo taken on July 3, 2012, a serving of a Whole-Grain Apple and Ham Breakfast Casserole is shown on a plate in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Whole-grain apple and ham breakfast casserole

Savory leftovers can be turned into a sweet breakfast. You can find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Shredded Turkey and Arugula Caesar Salad With Grilled Croutons is seen in this Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 photo.   If you are looking for a lighter take on Thanksgiving leftover meals try this Shredded Turkey and Arugula Caesar Salad With Grilled Croutons. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Shredded Turkey and Arugula Caesar Salad With Grilled Croutons

If you are looking for a lighter take on Thanksgiving leftover meals, try this salad, made with leftover shredded turkey. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Get the recipe here.

**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Turkey Hash is seen in this Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 photo. When looking for ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers don't forget breakfast. This Turkey Hash is perfect for a weekend morning after the big holiday. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Turkey Hash

When looking for ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers don’t forget breakfast. This turkey hash is perfect for a weekend morning after the big holiday. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Get the recipe here.

This photo taken Nov. 4, 2009 shows that by nestling stuffing in portobello mushroom caps and baking you have a new take on classic Thanksgiving leftovers. Top with Parmesan once out of the oven. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms 

By nestling stuffing in portobello mushroom caps and baking you have a new take on classic Thanksgiving leftovers. Top with Parmesan once out of the oven. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Get the recipe here.

**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**  Quick Chicken Pot Pies are seen in this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 photo. Individual ramekins filled with your favorite comfort food will be a hit at your holiday party.   (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Turkey Pot Pie 

Have company staying with you throughout the holiday weekend? This dish is perfect to make for a warm and comforting next-day dinner — plus it uses up some of your leftover turkey and vegetables. (AP Larry Crowe)

Get the recipe here.

Thanksgiving Enchilada and Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bake

Courtesy of the culinary team at the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton, these recipes offer intriguing takes for those traditional leftover ingredients.

Find the recipes here.

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Smoothies "apple pie" with nuts and cinnamon.
This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows game day turkey chili in Concord, NH. Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and this is the time of year to break out yours, invite some friends over and yell at some football players on TV. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on Oct. 8, 2012, a maple pumpkin pie with cinnamon-maple whipped cream is shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this Feb. 13, 2012 photo taken in Concord, N.H., a plate of Turkey Tetrazzini casserole is shown. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on November 12, 2012, roasted cobb salad is shown served on a platter in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
RICHMOND, CA - NOVEMBER 25:  Slices of pumpkin pie sit on a table during the Great Thanksgiving Banquet hosted by the Bay Area Rescue Mission on November 25, 2015 in Richmond, California. Hundreds of homeless and needy people were given a free meal a day before Thanksgiving.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
This Sept. 19, 2011 photo shows chard and sun-dried tomato frittata in Concord, N.H. For this recipe, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes are a better choice than fresh.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   A Hearty Stuffing Muffin is seen in this Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 photo.   Hearty Stuffing Muffins are a great low-fat accompaniment to a holiday leftovers meal. A bit of creamed corn keeps them moist while having a crispy top. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This photo taken Nov. 4, 2009 shows a  fried potato pancake.  Don't just reheat that bowl of leftover mashed potatoes day after day this year. Fried potato pancakes made from that Thanksgiving leftover, with a little cheese and bacon added, gives you an entirely new and satisfying taste. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This April 6, 2015 photo shows sauteed parsnips with country ham  in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
** FOR USE WITH AP WEEKLY FEATURES **   Try going old school this year with your Thanksgiving leftovers with a Mashed Potato and Turkey Soup. The compilmentary flavors of the leftovers blend well in this creamy soup. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**    Popover-style breakfast treats make good use of the Thanksgiving leftovers in the refrigerator as seen here in this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 photo.   (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This April 17, 2016 photo shows two favorite sandwiches, the BLT and the grilled cheese, coming together as one, in New Milford, Conn.  The buttery crunch of the bread, the juicy tomatoes, the melty cheese, the crisp bacon and lettuce, these two sandwiches were meant to find each other and become one. (AP Photo/Katie Workman)
Homemade Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Turkey Sandwich
This July 11, 2011 photo shows cold ham and cheese casserole in Concord, N.H. This recipe is a great way to use up leftovers. Chicken, steak and even chopped leftover hamburgers are fine substitutes for the ham.     (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This October 26, 2015 photo shows curry with leftover turkey and Brussels sprouts in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Thanksgiving Fritters with sauce made from cranberry sauce and tomato salsa are seen in this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 photo.  Every year Thanksgiving leftovers need a home and these fritters are just the place for them.   (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
A cheesy baked lentils, rice and turkey casserole is seen in this Sept. 21, 2010 photo. Satisfy your appetite with healthy, protein rich ingredients and you may be on your way to losing weight. This casserole is full of low-fat proteins that will fill you up, not out.    (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
In this photo taken on July 3, 2012, a serving of a Whole-Grain Apple and Ham Breakfast Casserole is shown on a plate in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Shredded Turkey and Arugula Caesar Salad With Grilled Croutons is seen in this Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 photo.   If you are looking for a lighter take on Thanksgiving leftover meals try this Shredded Turkey and Arugula Caesar Salad With Grilled Croutons. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Turkey Hash is seen in this Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 photo. When looking for ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers don't forget breakfast. This Turkey Hash is perfect for a weekend morning after the big holiday. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This photo taken Nov. 4, 2009 shows that by nestling stuffing in portobello mushroom caps and baking you have a new take on classic Thanksgiving leftovers. Top with Parmesan once out of the oven. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**  Quick Chicken Pot Pies are seen in this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 photo. Individual ramekins filled with your favorite comfort food will be a hit at your holiday party.   (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

WASHINGTON — You spent an entire day cooking and eating, and the fridge is still full of food.

Can’t take another plate of turkey and mashed potatoes? Give your Thanksgiving leftovers a second life with these recipes.

 

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