Your Thanksgiving Leftovers, Reimagined

Have enough leftovers to feed an army? Use these creative recipes to transform your extra food fare into a brand-new appetizer, dinner or dessert.

Mashed Potatoes: Tater Tots

"These were super tasty and such a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes."

-Rebekah of SFD

Turkey: Cheesy Rosemary Turkey Bake

"A yummy use for leftover turkey! The long bake time allows the rosemary flavor to sort of 'infuse' the whole casserole. I also loved the cheesiness!"


Cranberry Sauce: Scones

"These are so delicious. My kids inhaled them for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving."


Chicken Stuffed Shells

"Oh my goodness, this is one amazing dish! I'm a tiny bit obsessed with chicken and stuffing, so I knew this was going to be a hit. Made exactly as the recipe stated and it turned out great!"


Stuffing: Stuffing Balls

"These were a nice change of pace for all of my leftover stuffing. My family really, really liked them."


Sweet Potato Casserole: Sweet Potato Muffins

"These were so moist and delicious. I want to make an extra casserole just so that I can make more."


Carrots: Carrot Souffle

"I made this for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone that tasted it thought it was excellent. It was a new and unexpected way to prepare carrots."

-Wild Squirrel

Mashed Potatoes: Fritters

"This recipe is adaptable, delicious and very handy for Thanksgiving leftovers."


Cranberry Sauce: Cranberry Brie Bites

"These were simple to make, yet impressive enough that people thought I spent a lot of time on them! You can use Pillsbury croissants in a can if you can't find puff pastry."


Creamy Appetizer Spread: Rice With Peas & Herbs

Boursin cheese makes this dish a snap to prepare because its silky texture blends effortlessly with the warm rice — just add and stir!

Turkey: Turkey Soup

"My family absolutely loved this recipe! The soup was perfect for leftover turkey. This was the perfect meal for healthy eaters."


Mashed Potatoes: Pancakes

"These were really good and easy to make! They were nice and crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth creamy on the inside."


Cheese Plate: Brie Bread

"This was so easy to make and the results were truly outstanding. Every piece was gobbled up by my family and they wanted more!"


Dinner Rolls: Cinnamon Rolls

"Oh-so quick and oh-so fabulous! These were gone before they even cooled off!"


Mashed Potatoes: Meatloaf

"Who knew that leftover mashed potatoes are the secret to the perfect meatloaf? This is one of the best meatloaves I've tried."


Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Sweet Potato & Oatmeal Muffins

"Wonderful muffins! I had some extra mashed sweet potatoes after making another recipe and they were perfect for these muffins. They are sweet with lots of flavor, and pretty healthy too."


Ina Garten's Roasted Vegetable Torte

"This is a beautiful and tasty recipe. Even my husband, who can be picky when it comes to his vegetables, really enjoyed it."

-Yia Yia

Turkey & Potato Soup

"My whole family loved the soup. I didn't change anything except that I didn't have fresh sage so I substituted with parsley."