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23 Ways To Use Up *All* Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Whether you stuff rolls with slices of turkey and ham, or spoonfuls of green bean casserole and creamy mashed potatoes—the Thanksgiving leftover sandwich is as classic as the bird itself. But even tried-and-true favorites can get a bit stale; there’re only so many sandwiches you can stomach.

Instead, transform your turkey into a comforting pho or pot pie. Fry up mashed potatoes into savory pancakes or swirl spoonfuls into cake batter for moist, rich slices. Puree roasted roots into soups and whisk gravy or stocks into vinaigrettes. Even leftover pumpkin can make smooth and silky spreads. So, go ahead and make your sandwich. But then try one of these 23 new ways to clean the fridge.

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Turkey Pot Pie for Another Day
Turkey Pot Pie for Another Day
Empanadas are Little Pockets for All Your Leftovers
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Empanadas are Little Pockets for All Your Leftovers
Turkey Pho
Turkey Pho
Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini by QueenOfGreen

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Country Ham Hash with Maple Red-Eye Gravy

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Country Ham Hash with Maple Red-E... by Mary Catherine Tee

Scrambled Egg Muffins
Scrambled Egg Muffins

Take Stock Of Sauces & Gravies

How to Make Mayonnaise (or Aioli) Without a Recipe

How to Make Mayonnaise (or Aioli) Without a Recipe by Kenzi Wilbur

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Cranberry-Ginger Jam Donuts

Cranberry-Ginger Jam Donuts by Yossy Arefi

Cranberry Cookie Bars
Cranberry Cookie Bars
Apple and Onion Schmaltz

Apple and Onion Schmaltz by Cara Nicoletti

How to Make a Vinaigrette Without a Recipe

How to Make a Vinaigrette Without a Recipe by Kenzi Wilbur

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Refresh Your Vegetable Dishes

The Happiest Ending for Leftovers Is Quiche
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The Happiest Ending for Leftovers Is Quiche
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Cakes

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Cakes by Gena Hamshaw

How to Make Any Puréed Vegetable Soup in 5 Steps

How to Make Any Puréed Vegetable Soup in 5 Steps by Kenzi Wilbur

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Butternut (or Sweet Potato or Pumpkin) Pecan Bread
Butternut (or Sweet Potato or Pumpkin) Pecan Bread
Cauliflower Patties
Cauliflower Patties

The Humble, Adaptable Spud

Kronans Kaka (Swedish Almond Potato Cake)
Kronans Kaka (Swedish Almond Potato Cake)
Potato, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion Pierogi
Potato, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion Pierogi
Pull-Apart Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffed Bread

Pull-Apart Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffed Bread by Joy Huang | The Cooking of Joy

Leftover Mashed Potato Flatbread

Leftover Mashed Potato Flatbread by MrsWheelbarrow

Canal House Turkey and Potato Soup

Canal House Turkey and Potato Soup by Alexandra Stafford

Chocolate-Mashed Potato Cake with Ganache

Chocolate-Mashed Potato Cake with Ganache by janeofmanytrade

Mashed Potato Cakes with Broccoli and Cheese
Mashed Potato Cakes with Broccoli and Cheese

Share your favorite ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers—sweet, savory, or both!—below.

Automagic Thanksgiving Menu Maker!
Automagic Thanksgiving Menu Maker!

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