8 Ways to Repurpose Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 22, 2012

Once Thanksgiving dinner is cooked, served and eaten, you'll want a pat on the back, a nap and maybe some sweatpants. With no more timers to set or turkeys to roast, it's time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. 

Come Friday, though, you'll probably get hungry again -- and you'll probably have a fridge full of leftovers. We've rounded up eight ways to turn your turkey, mashed potatoes, and stale bread into dishes that will give them new life rather than make you feel obliged to eat sandwiches for four days straight. Get creative and embrace your leftovers: fewer trips to the grocery store is always a good thing. 

Butternut Sage Scones from mrslarkin

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Don't Hold the Anything Breakfast Bread Pudding from aargersi


Sour Cream Dinner Rolls from AntoniaJames


Sweet Potato-Cornmeal Sandwich Loaf from Nicholas 

Bonus points if you use this loaf for your turkey sandwiches!

Roasted Carrot Soup from Reeve


Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie with Parsnip and Potato Mash from Gena Hamshaw

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Turkey Pho from winnieab


Turkey Pot Pie for Another Day from jennifer_ann

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1 Comment

Loving C. November 22, 2012
Love your article! I have a liquid use for my sweet potatoes and yams. I take a cup of chopped cooked sweet potatoes and add them to a small pot with a cup of hot water and a pinch of cumin. I let them cook for about 5 minutes till they soften some more. Turn off heat and mash them into the water. Let them sit for an hour or so then strain off liquid. Measure liquid and add same amount of organic cane sugar to liquid , stir to dissolve to make a sweet potato syrup. Add this to cocktails of your choice. Recipes on lalovingcup.com
Cheers and happy holidays!