If you’re lucky, you’ll have some Thanksgiving leftovers on Friday. And maybe you’ll just reheat them in their original form. Totally cool. But maybe…maaaaybe, you’ll want to turn them into something else.
Here are my top picks this year for repurposing that extra turkey and cranberry sauce!
Cranberry Turkey Enchiladas
These Cranberry-Turkey Enchiladas are the absolute best use of Thanksgiving leftovers with a crazy delicious Mexican twist!
Stuffed with cooked turkey, a mixture of cranberry and enchilada sauce, beans, cheese, and Mexican spices, these enchiladas have a circus of flavor in every bite. They’re ridiculously good!
Leftover Turkey Salad
This easy Turkey Salad with cranberries makes a quick and easy lunch using Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. Shredded cabbage and chow mein noodles add a satisfying crunch, while the simple dressing packs in the flavor.
The perfect mix of Tex-Mex and Thanksgiving flavors in every bite, these Thanksgiving Nachos are not only a quick snack or appetizer but a fun and crazy delicious way to use up leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. Make as many or as few as you want. So easy!
Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese
Made with slices of roast turkey, brie, and green apples, this Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese is a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. Ready in just a few minutes, this sandwich is perfect for a quick lunch the day after the holidays.
This easy Turkey Tetrazzini recipe is classic comfort food that’s irresistibly creamy, cheesy, and delicious! It’s a great make-ahead meal and freezer-friendly. Also pretty much the most perfect use for leftover Thanksgiving Turkey.
Turkey Cranberry Brie Pizza
Ready in just 20 minutes this Turkey Cranberry and Brie Naan Pizza is a great way to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers. With chopped turkey and lots of melty cheese, this Thanksgiving leftover pizza is a guaranteed hit whether served as the main course, an appetizer, or snack the next day.
Apple Pie Milkshake
If you find yourself with leftover holiday apple pie, here’s a great way to use it up – turn it into an Apple Pie Milkshake! Apple pie slices take on a new life in this easy milkshake, as they’re blended with whipped cream and ice cream for a smooth, creamy milkshake with ALL the flavors of apple pie, from the filling to the crust.
More Uses For Thanksgiving Leftovers
- Cranberry Honey Butter
- Cranberry Hand Pies
- Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes
- Turkey Apple Pasta Salad
- Cranberry Chicken