50-Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes - A recipe round-up of some of the most creative recipe ideas for using up leftover turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Have you ever had Thanksgiving leftover overload? It’s caused by eating too much turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes that you just can’t eat any more of it. Eating the same thing for days can sometimes be difficult, but before you let your leftovers go to waste, think about this…

  • Americans waste 40% of the food we bring home
  • 870 million people don’t have enough food to eat
  • Average American family tosses out 20 lbs. of food each month
  • Wasting food also means we are wasting the resources used to produce it (water, energy, and more)

Shocking isn’t?! So, to help us do better and not waste the food that we’ve been blessed with, how about remaking it into something new! Here are 50 recipes from great bloggers that help us use leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce in some very creative ways.

Leftover TurkeyThanksgiving-Turkey-Leftover-Recipes

When I have leftover turkey, I usually just make turkey sandwiches or pot pie. What are you favorite ways to use up leftover turkey?

Leftover Mashed PotatoesThanksgiving-Mashed-Potatoes-Leftover-Recipes

It’s rare that we ever have any leftover mashed potatoes because my family LOVES it. However, on the rare occasion that we do have leftovers, here are some great recipes that I would love to try. There’s even a doughnut recipe!

Leftover Cranberry SauceThanksgiving-Cranberry-Leftover-Recipes

Honestly, I’m not a cranberry sauce fan. I think it carried over from when I was younger and had my first taste of a very tart cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. Granted, I should probably give it another shot since my tastes have changed a lot and I’m sure I would have no problem eating any of the recipes below 🙂

Leftover StuffingThanksgiving Stuffing Leftover Recipes

Stuffing is another item that we rarely have leftover in our house. Although, I would totally make extra stuffing just to make sure I could make some of these recipes. I especially want to make the turkey and dumpling soup….yummy!

Hope this round-up of recipes helps to combat leftover overload and prevents any leftover waste.

Need more Thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas for turkey and ham bone? Check out these posts for some great recipe ideas…

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  1. G’day and what a post Erlene! Lots of time and Thanksgiving energy!
    Thank you for including a recipe via What’s On the List too! GREATLY appreciate! Pinned, sharing all around today!
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. This is a fantastic collection and inspiration for all our Thanksgiving leftovers. There are so many recipes I can make. Thanks so much for putting this together and for including my cranberry filled muffins.


  3. Oh my goodness! Just look at all these. I can’t wait to have some leftovers so I can dig in and try!