10 Recipes to Make the Most of Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

While Thanksgiving leftovers are par none, these 10 recipes take them to a whole new level.

You may have eaten your heart out on Thanksgiving Day, but here's the catch — there's still more food. If you're not feelin' a repeat of your holiday feast here are # creative ways to reinterpret all of your turkey day dishes.

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1. Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts//Half Baked Harvest: Like chicken and waffles only better — these mini Thanksgiving-inspired bites are packed with your favorite turkey day trimmings, like cranberry sauce, mashed potato and, of course, turkey. (Photo via Half Baked Harvest)

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2. Thanksgiving Pizza//The Gunny Sack: You spent the days leading up to Thanksgiving and the day of slaving away over the stove — it's time to cut yourself some slack. Just pop some puff pastry in a pan, load it up with your leftovers of choice, bake in the oven for 20 minutes and bam! You've got a standout, effortless pizza. (Photo via The Gunny Sack)

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3. Turkey Cranberry Quesadillas with Ham + Brie//The Clever Carrot: Your favorite college snack gets a turkey day makeover with creamy brie, tart cranberry sauce and perfectly roasted turkey. (Photo via The Clever Carrot)

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4. The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Club//Oh Sweet Basil: This stacked sandwich isn't messing around. Jam-packed with turkey, cranberry sauce, bacon, onion and cheese it just might be better than yesterday's meal. (Photo via Oh Sweet Basil)

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5. Sweet Potato Pancakes//The Kitchn: Put a delicious seasonal twist on this weekend's brunch menu by whipping up a stack of these mouth-watering pancakes. (Photo via The Kitchn)

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6. One-Pot Cheesy Turkey Tamale Pie//Half Baked Harvest: Thanksgiving isn't exactly a one-pot meal, but this spicy, cheesy and utterly delicious number totally is. Want to do right by your leftovers? This is the dish. (Photo via Half Baked Harvest)

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7. Thanksgiving Leftover Pop Tarts//Dine Design: The tasty handheld pastries get a major upgrade. Choose from decadent apple cranberry pot pies or marsala turkey pot pie. (Photo via Dine Design)

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8. Best Ever Turkey Chili//kmartinelli via Food52: To make the most of those leftovers, simply swap out the ground turkey for the roasted stuff! (Photo via Food52)

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9. Turkey Stuffing Salad//Food & Wine: If you're looking for something on the lighter side after a day of total indulgence, this fresh, vibrant salad is the perfect solution. (Photo via Food & Wine)

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10. Turkey Pot Pie//Damn Delicious: The comfort food classic, this hearty pie is the ideal remedy for a cold winter night. (Photo via Damn Delicious)


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