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.


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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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