Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe Round-Up

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Now that we’ve all gotten the “what to make on Thanksgiving” posts out of the way, we need to start thinking about the aftermath. Even if you dutifully stuck to the 1.5-pounds-per-person guideline and sent your guests away clutching plasticware, chances are you still have leftovers lurking in your fridge, taunting you.

overheat butternut squash pie sliced with a slice on a plate

And if you don’t? Shame on you, because part of the beauty of Thanksgiving is repurposing those leftovers. I’ve gathered a sampling of recipes from my favorite blogs to help you tackle that glut. It’s OK, we’ve all been there. Just take a deep breath, and we’ll get through it.

Do you have your own favorite way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers? Tell us about it in the comments!


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  1. Always happy to have more resources with ideas for what to do with the leftovers, Megan – and we’ll still repeat dinner once or twice (because hubs loves Thanksgiving dinner! 🙂 Thanks so much for including me, too! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Great idea; I buy a bird bigger than we need JUST so we can have leftovers!

    Thanks for including me and my sandwich; I’ve got my sprouts and my cream cheese, making cosmopolitan cranberry sauce today…I’m READY!

    Happy Thanksgiving Megan!