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Making Thanksgiving Leftovers Last

Thanksgiving dinner is a big deal with hours of preparation going into making this meal perfect. After all, it only comes once a year! But more often than not, we’re stuck with leftovers long after the special day is over. Without letting any of that glorious food going to waste, how are you supposed to make your leftovers last? Here are some delicious ideas for making your Thanksgiving leftovers last!

Leftover Thanksgiving Panini

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Use your leftover bits of turkey, cranberry sauce, and gravy to make a delicious, warm panini sandwich! Slap these leftovers in between two slices of sourdough bread and grill them into a panini.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Scones

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Use your leftover sweet potatoes to make a delightful gluten-free dessert. Smother each scone with buttercream frosting and a drizzle of crushed pecans.

Leftover Turkey And Stuffing Casserole

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Throw all of your leftover turkey and stuffing into a casserole!

Mashed Potato Pizza

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Use your leftover mashed potatoes as the base of your pizza instead of red pasta sauce. First, you prebake your pizza dough until the edges are set and then spread your leftover mashed potatoes on the base, and sprinkle with cheese and bacon bits (optional).

Apple Pie Milkshakes

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Put a slice of apple pie into your favorite milkshake combo (milk, vanilla, and a pinch of cinnamon) and blend. A suggested topping is caramel drizzle.

Turkey Pot Pie

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Throw leftover vegetables along with your leftover turkey into a casserole dish, and top with a prepared pie crust.

Fried Stuffing Bites with Cranberry Sauce Pesto

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Form leftover stuffing into two-bite little balls and deep fry them. Serve these snacks with cranberry pesto.

Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms

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Stuff portabella mushroom caps with leftover stuffing, topping them with grated parmesan cheese.

 

There are countless other meal ideas out there for your Thanksgiving leftovers. Try as many as you would like this holiday season!

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