Ideas for what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers
Turkey sandwiches aren’t just for lunch. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
No recipe needed for this one. Just pile on the cranberries and the stuffing and anything else you love with your turkey and you are set to go. Or grill it up in a panini press with this recipe for a Cuban style turkey sandwich.
Fried rice is an option for poultry leftovers. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Ravsky)
Turkey fried rice
Leftover turkey can be given new life in fried rice.
Use cold rice and a large wok or deep pan to make this recipe.
Soup is one of the easiest ways to use leftovers. (Getty Images)
Turkey noodle soup
During a cold and rainy November day, turkey soup may just be the leftover recipe out there.
Check out this 30-minute recipe.
A homemade pumpkin smoothie with whipped cream sounds delicious. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/NSphotostudio)
Pumpkin pie smoothie
Take that leftover slice of pumpkin pie and turn it into a smoothie with unsweetened almond milk, Greek yogurt and nutmeg.
Try this recipe from Shape magazine.
Turkey pot pie is always a favorite. (Getty Images)
Turkey pot pie
One way to use up leftover turkey — and any loose carrots and celery in the crisper drawer — is to cover it in a blanket of buttery pastry.
The Food Network offers a number of recipes including this one.
And remember, the more butter the better.
Go Cajun with this stew. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)
Cajun-style stew with andouille and turkey
Transform your leftover turkey into something new, entirely. This rich and spicy stew will give you all the energy you need to get through a holiday weekend with the in-laws.
Find the recipe from the Culinary Institute of America.
Don’t forget breakfast when it comes to your Thanksgiving leftovers.
When in doubt, put an egg on it. A hot skillet, some leftover potatoes and turkey make for a great Friday morning breakfast. And don’t forget the hot sauce.
Find the recipe for a turkey hash on Saveur.
Making Bolognese is mostly effortless. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
If your taste buds have had it with all the traditional Thanksgiving flavors, try something Italian.
The Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis has a recipe for turkey Bolognese. Her recipe favors the dark meat, if you have any left.
Raman could be an answer as you use your leftovers. (Getty Images)
Lots of people use leftover turkey to make soup. So why not make ramen?
Find the recipe for turkey ramen on Epicurious.
Hearty Stuffing Muffins. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This recipe is perfect for the a few day after Thanksgiving when only a little stuffing, turkey, ham and spinach are left.
Throw it all into this stuffing muffin recipe.
Love eggs? Why not a frittata? (Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Within 20 minutes, a turkey frittata can become a reality with just a half-dozen eggs, turkey and a cast-iron pan.
Check out Food Network’s Thanksgiving spin on the frittata.
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