Turkey Day Take Two: Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving dinner of turkey surrounded by side dishes

Forget Black Friday doorbusters: the best part of the day after Thanksgiving has always been the leftovers! Turn your Turkey Day dishes into next-day deliciousness with these can’t-miss recipes, and make the holiday last a little longer.

  1. Leftover Stuffing Waffles

    The morning after Thanksgiving calls for a festive breakfast, and these flavorful stuffing waffles are just the thing. Add a dollop of cranberry sauce for sweetness, or go savory with gravy.

  2. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins with Oat Streusel Topping

    Whether you’ve scheduled a day full of activities or blocked off your calendar for some quality couch time, these bakery-quality muffins are the perfect snack. They’re moist, tangy and totally irresistible.

  3. Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Ramen

    For a tasty spin on traditional turkey stew, try out this easy ramen recipe. Let the rich stock simmer for a few hours, then add scallions, shiitake mushrooms, hard-boiled egg and crispy bacon. Did we mention the crispy bacon?

  4. Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs

    Give new life to leftover mashed potatoes with these light, fluffy puffs. Sour cream, chives and cheddar cheese lend them craveable, loaded-baked-potato flavor, and they’re sure to disappear just as fast as you can bake them.

  5. Thanksgiving in a Blanket

    Crescent rolls are the perfect way to dress up your Thanksgiving leftovers. These flavor-packed snacks combine mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, all wrapped up in a flaky, buttery pastry. Serve with gravy and dunk to your heart’s content.

  6. Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes

    These pumpkin pie milkshakes are creamy, dreamy and full of fall flavor. Serve alongside a plate piled high with savory snacks for a meal no one can resist.