The beauty of Thanksgiving leftovers is that you can whip them up into totally new dishes. We’ve rounded up our favorite recipes to turn your leftovers into ‘nextovers,’ from starters all the way to dessert.
1. Sweet Potato Hummus
Try a different take on hummus by substituting half of your chickpeas with sweet potatoes. With all the extra holiday starch you might have handy, this recipe will be a great starter. Plus, we love the idea of hummus coming in a delicious orange hue. Recipe here.
2. Thai Turkey Sliders
For a Southeast Asian take on Thanksgiving, this slider recipe will satisfy all those cravings. The freshness of the Thai sauce definitely adds a zing to the turkey patties —a nice change from traditional Thanksgiving flavors. Recipe here.
3. Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Nachos
Think you can’t take your leftovers to the south of the border? Think again with these turkey nachos! This dish is perfect for those much-anticipated Thanksgiving football games. Add extra heat by topping it off with your favorite hot sauce. Recipe here.
4. Thanksgiving Leftover Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette
You didn’t think we’d leave you hanging without a healthy option, did you? This salad recipe calls for baby kale, quinoa, and a cranberry vinaigrette for guilt-free meal. Recipe here.
5. Peruvian Cilantro and Turkey Soup
Those hearty, rich soups are not your only options with Thanksgiving leftovers. Add in all your leftover vegetables and turkey to make this spicy, South American soup that’s surprisingly super easy to make. Recipe here.
6. Thanksgiving Leftovers Panini
One of the easiest ways to reuse Thanksgiving leftovers is to slap them in between two pieces of bread. Give your sandwich an added crisp by grilling them up. Mmmm! Recipe here.
7. Turkey, Cranberry and White Cheddar Flatbread Sandwich
The best part about this sandwich is that it basically takes no time to prepare, yet it packs so much flavor. You won’t regret making this one. Recipe here.
8. Turkey and Cranberry Quesadilla
Meat and cheese will always be a match made in heaven. Plus, the added cranberry sauce in this quesadilla makes it unusually good! Recipe here.
9. Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Egg Rolls
Egg rolls are given a festive makeover with this recipe, and the brie adds a fancy little touch. Did we mention this comes with a delish cranberry sauce? Recipe here.
10. Thanksgiving Leftovers Stromboli
With the convenience of store-bought pizza dough, even a kid could make this dish. Just spread out your dough and your leftovers, roll it up, and then bake! There’s no way you can mess this one up. Recipe here.
11. Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole
This noodle casserole recipe should hit the spot if you’re looking for a creamy and cheesy dish to make with all your leftover turkey and vegetables. Recipe here.
12. Slow Cooker Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pie Soup
This dish requires a lot of time, but minimal effort. Just toss the ingredients in your slow cooker and sit back while the machine does all the work. Recipe here.
13. Leftover Sweet Potato Hand Pies
These portable pies are great to hand out as party favors or just to enjoy by yourself with a tall glass of cold milk. With this recipe, you won’t have to worry about what to do with the extra sweet potatoes lying around after the festivities. Recipe here.
14. Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry
This puff pastry recipe is almost like making your own homemade danish. The cream cheese cuts out the acidity, creating a nice balance between salty and sweet. Absolutely perfect for breakfast! Recipe here.
15. Leftover Pie Shakes
Tossing leftover pie into a blender sounds like the strangest idea, but this recipe definitely works. This milkshake is too good for words, we’d rather let it do all the talking. Recipe here.