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7 Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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by Gabriela Blackburn on December 2, 2019

Thanksgiving leftovers are one of the best parts of the holiday! Instead of dumping all of your food onto a plate and into the microwave, create a whole new meal. Put all of your holiday leftovers to use by trying out one of the recipes below.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup is the perfect combination of all your favorite Thanksgiving meal components. The ingredients you will use in this soup are: carrots, onions, turkey broth, potatoes, cooked turkey, and gravy.

Place all of your ingredients into a soup pot. Put the soup pot onto a stove top on low heat. The soup will be ready within 30-40 minutes.

Turkey Quesadillas

A turkey quesadilla is the perfect way to use up all of your leftover turkey. It’ll feel as though you aren’t even eating Thanksgiving leftovers!

To create your turkey quesadilla, the two essential ingredients you will need are flatbread wraps and cheese. For additional ingredients, just use whatever leftovers you have, mix them together on a wrap, and melt it. Have some leftover cranberry sauce and brussel sprouts? Add them in your quesadilla! You truly cannot go wrong with this Thanksgiving leftovers quesadilla.

Thanksgiving Sandwich

This Thanksgiving Sandwich is everything you love about Thanksgiving between two slices of bread. The ingredients you will need to create the most delectable sandwich of the year are turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, and spinach. Place all ingredients onto your bread of choice. Add some mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard for some additional flavors.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

We hope you have a slice or two of pumpkin pie leftover after Thanksgiving, because this recipe is a must try! All you will need is ice cream, milk, and one slice of pumpkin pie. Place all three ingredients into a blender and voilà! You have yourself a delicious Pumpkin Pie Milkshake.

Turkey Quiche

Looking for a low calorie post-Thanksgiving recipe? Try making a turkey quiche! The only ingredients you will need for this recipe are a pie shell, turkey, spinach leaves, yellow onion, garlic salt, eggs, cheddar cheese and half-and-half.

Heat your oven to 375 degrees. Cook the turkey, spinach leaves, yellow onion, and garlic salt on a skillet. In a bowl, combine your eggs and half and half together. Add all ingredients into the pie shell, and place into the oven for 40-45 minutes. Enjoy!

Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza

Create yourself a delicious pizza, with a twist! In only a few steps, you can make a tasty Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Pizza. The only ingredients you will need to create this yummy dish is a pizza crust, cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce, turkey, and cheese.

To prepare your pizza, first heat your oven up to 425 degrees. Lay out your pizza crust on a flat pan, and spread the cranberry barbecue sauce on your crust. Top off your pizza by adding turkey, and cheese. Place the pizza into the oven and within 10-15 minutes your pizza will be ready to eat!

Turkey Nachos

Create Turkey Nachos with an explosion of flavors and textures! Stack up your nachos high with cranberry sauce, turkey, sweet potatoes, you name it. You can top your nachos with any Thanksgiving leftovers you'd like! Just make sure not to forget about adding tons and tons of cheese. If you’re looking to add some more flavor, add jalapeno’s, cilantro or garlic. Any combinations are possible, so get creative!


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