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Thanksgiving leftovers can be a delicious way to enjoy a second round of festive meals. Here are some meal ideas for Thanksgiving dinner leftovers: 

  • Turkey Sandwich: Make a classic turkey sandwich with leftover roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing between slices of bread or in a wrap. 
  • Turkey Pot Pie: Use leftover turkey, vegetables, and gravy to make a comforting turkey pot pie. Top it with a flaky pie crust or puff pastry. 
  • Turkey and Cranberry Quesadillas: Create quesadillas by filling tortillas with shredded turkey, cranberry sauce, and cheese. Heat them until the cheese melts and the tortillas are crispy. 
  • Thanksgiving Benedict: Swap out the English muffin for leftover stuffing, top it with sliced turkey, a poached egg, and leftover gravy for a Thanksgiving-inspired Eggs Benedict. 
  • Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash: Sauté diced sweet potatoes, onions, and bell peppers with chopped turkey and seasonings for a hearty breakfast hash. 
  • Leftover Casserole: Layer leftover mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, and vegetables in a casserole dish. Top with cheese or breadcrumbs and bake until golden brown. 
  • Turkey Soup: Make a hearty turkey soup by simmering leftover turkey carcass or meat with vegetables, herbs, and broth. Add some cooked rice or noodles for extra substance. 
  • Cranberry Turkey Salad: Toss together shredded turkey, mixed greens, cranberries, and your favorite vinaigrette for a light and refreshing salad. 
  • Turkey and Cranberry Pizza: Use leftover cranberry sauce as a pizza sauce base and top with turkey, cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings. 
  • Thanksgiving Tacos: Fill soft or hard-shell tacos with shredded turkey, leftover stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Add some gravy for extra flavor. 
  • Mashed Potato Pancakes: Mix mashed potatoes with beaten eggs, flour, and seasonings to create potato pancakes. Fry them until crispy and serve with sour cream or applesauce. 
  • Turkey Stir-Fry: Stir-fry leftover turkey with vegetables and a savory sauce for a quick and easy meal. 
  • Leftover Thanksgiving Bowl: Create a bowl with a base of mashed potatoes or stuffing and top it with turkey, gravy, vegetables, and cranberry sauce. 
  • Cranberry Turkey Panini: Make a panini by layering sliced turkey, cranberry sauce, and cheese between slices of bread. Grill until the bread is crispy and the cheese melts. 
  • Thanksgiving Burritos: Roll up turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes in a large tortilla for a hearty Thanksgiving-inspired burrito.