This year, kick those bland sandwiches and casseroles to the curb and try these creative ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers. Your family–and your taste buds–will thank you!
Turkey & Black Bean Enchiladas1 of 13
This spicy, protein-packed take on leftover turkey is anything but boring. Prep it ahead for a quick post-shopping dinner over the long weekend.
Leftover Turkey Pizza2 of 13
Nothing pleases a hungry houseful of kids like pizza, but why order in when you can put a fridge-full of Thanksgiving leftovers to good use?
Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Sriracha Sauce3 of 13
You know those ho-hum sandwiches you used to make on the day after Thanksgiving? They've got nothin' on these warm, cheesy sliders with a kick.
Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls4 of 13
Looking to lighten things up after the big feast? Go for this meatless main dish that showcases sweet potatoes. As an added bonus, the whole shebang cooks in one pot!
Shepherd's Pie5 of 13
When you're faced with 'a little of this and a little of that,' roll all your turkey day leftovers into a comforting and crowd-pleasing potato-topped pie.
Turkey Thai Curry6 of 13
This simple Asian dish is so vibrant and flavorful, with generous kicks of curry and ginger, your family might not even know they're eating leftovers!
Cranberry BBQ Meatballs7 of 13
No doubt, several extra cans of cranberry sauce will linger around long after Thanksgiving. This easy game-day appetizer will help use 'em up quick!
Mashed Potato Soup8 of 13
Take leftover mashed potatoes, add just a few extra ingredients that you likely have on hand, and you'll be enjoying a hearty, creamy soup in minutes.
Stuffing Coated Pork Chops9 of 13
There comes a time when everyone is finally sick of turkey. Keep this clever pork chop recipe on hand for that day, and you'll be a hero.
Thanksgiving Leftover Eggrolls10 of 13
Serve up these golden, crispy egg rolls on family movie night, then wait for the smiles when they find out what's inside. Surprise!
Cranberry Sauce Oatmeal Bars11 of 13
Whether canned or homemade, these crunchy bars make delicious use of leftover cranberry sauce. They're the perfect post-Thanksgiving breakfast!
Cinnamon Sweet Potato Almond Butter Smoothie12 of 13
Finally, not all Thanksgiving leftover recipes require a knife, fork or oven. Whip up this nutritious sip with your extra sweet potatoes to fuel a full day of family fun.