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What's one of the best things about Thanksgiving? Leftovers, of course! Browse our collection of creative ways to use up that turkey, gravy, stuffing and more!

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By brixxney

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (70 Votes)
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Grilled Cheese 1 Picture
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Servings 1

  • 2 very large slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large slice leftover turkey
  • 2 ounces pepperjack cheese
  • 2 ounces provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce

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Love it when you can pull a delicious meal together in less than 30 minutes! This Turkey Tortilla Soup is so simple...

  • 4 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 3 cups cooked turkey or rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup medium salsa
  • 5 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Additional salsa, optional
4.4/5 (32 Votes)

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These delicious bite-sized snacks filled with bacon, cheese, chives, and other tasty seasonings are the perfect way

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, or more, as needed
  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
4.8/5 (13 Votes)

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Even after sending guests and family home with plates of food, you probably still have plenty of turkey leftover

  • Sandwich bread
  • Sliced turkey meat, to taste
  • Cream cheese, to taste
  • Cranberry sauce, to taste
  • Alfalfa sprouts, to taste
  • Roasted sunflower seeds, to taste
  • Mayonnaise, to taste
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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A little spicy with the jalapeño, and a little sweet with the cranberry sauce, this turkey and cranberry is a fun...

  • 2 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese such as jack or cheddar
  • 1/4 pound turkey, cooked, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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Yes, please. Grilled sandwich with gooey and melted Brie cheese, with roasted turkey and cranberries

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 serving roast turkey, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce or cranberry chutney
  • 4 ounces brie, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
4.7/5 (39 Votes)

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Leftover mashed potatoes get a new lease on life thanks to these puffs! They're combined with eggs, sour cream, che...

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream, plus more for serving
  • 1 heaping cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes
4.7/5 (35 Votes)

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A roast turkey sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato and cranberry sauce

  • 2 slices bread or a bun, optionally lightly toasted
  • 2 slices roast turkey breast, warm
  • 2-3 strips bacon, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 leaf lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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Mmmm, we've been making this Cranberry Tart every year for Thanksgiving since we discovered it

  • 1 prepared piecrust (such as Pillsbury)
  • 2 (4 ounce) logs cinnamon-cranberry goat cheese
  • 6 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag cranberries
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
4.6/5 (29 Votes)

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A great way to enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers, without just reheating the dinner again

  • 1 (6 ounce) package Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Turkey
  • 4 cups chopped leftover roasted turkey
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas), thawed
  • 3/4 cup Kraft Real Mayo mayonnaise, or Miracle Whip Dressing
  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup Kraft Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
4.6/5 (22 Votes)

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Layers of walnuts, blue cheese, cranberries and more! This is the perfect dip for the holiday season

  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
  • 4 cups walnut halves
  • 7 ounces sourdough bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, about 3 cups
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups meat from a rotisserie chicken, shredded, skinless and boneless (1 whole chicken) or shredded turkey meat
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 stalks celery, leaves separated and reserved, stalks coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • crackers, for serving
  • 2-quart trifle bowl
4.8/5 (6 Votes)

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Looking for a great start to a great day? Try this delicious breakfast casserole made with eggs, biscuits and sausa...

  • GRAVY:
  • 1 pound roll bulk pork breakfast sausage (like Jimmy Dean)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for the pan
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk, more or less, as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • BISCUITS:
  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup of buttermilk
  • CASSEROLE:
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.4/5 (41 Votes)

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Wonderfully delicious turkey and dressing sandwiches served on buns for a party or holiday event

  • STUFFING MIX:
  • 1 (10 to 12 pound) turkey
  • 2 bags Brown Berry Onion and Sage dressing mix
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 medium onions, chopped fine
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (48-ounce) can chicken broth
  • Reserved turkey juice
  • Hamburger buns
  • Butter, for buttering buns
4.8/5 (13 Votes)

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Thanksgiving dinner in breakfast form as eggs Benedict! Turkey, dressing, carefully poached eggs covered in gravy w

  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1 cup stuffing, warm
  • 4 slices roast turkey breast, warm
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup gravy, warm
  • 4 tablespoons cranberry sauce
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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This cheesy mashed potato casserole is packed with savory bacon and fresh seasonings

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup coarsely crushed cheese crackers
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (leftover or fresh)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
4.8/5 (8 Votes)

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