Got Thanksgiving Leftovers? Repurpose Them!

Does your fridge resemble ours? If so, I’m sure you’re anxious to get those leftovers out of there and into the bellies of your family. How do you manage that, though, when everyone’s had their fill of the traditional turkey+stuffing+potatoes+cranberries meal? Repurpose those leftovers into delicious gluten-free meals!

Some ideas for your Days-after-Thanksgiving meals:

Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Congee (Jook)

Tomatillo Turkey Chili

Turkey Tetrazzini

Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Stuffing and Turkey-Stuffed Peppers

Quiche with a Mashed Potato Crust

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Turkey Pot Pie

Mark Bittman shares a lot of great ideas for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and more here.

I know my husband will definitely want some enchiladas. Not sure what else I’ll make…or if I’ll get that far – personally, I love cold turkey. And cranberry sauce. Had the two for breakfast this morning with some coffee. It was delicious.


  1. says

    Cold ham, cold turkey … both delish. And it’s hard to go wrong with enchiladas, Alta! Will take a look at all of these ideas for leftovers … thanks so much for including mine. :-)


  2. says

    Too funny! Here I thought I was clever with the enchiladas. We celebrated Thanksgiving on Wednesday to accommodate some busy family members, and so last night I made turkey and sweet potato enchiladas (with homemade enchilada sauce). So yummy.

    Your other suggestions are just terrific. Great job!!!

    Be Well,

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