How Do You Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers?

When preparing your Thanksgiving dinner, do you make extra so there is enough to eat the next day?  I did an informal survey at the office asking about favorite ways to eat Thanksgiving leftovers. Here are some great ideas for you to use as inspiration.


  • Potato cakes made with the leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast
  • Turkey pies made by favorite family recipe.
  • Southern Indiana traditional homemade noodles with turkey
  • The classic Kentucky Hot Brown open-face sandwich – leftover turkey, combined with ham and topped with cheese sauce – and other variations on that theme
  • Sandwiches – everything from straightforward basic cold turkey to turkey on whole grain bread with butter, cheese and lettuce to a hot open-face turkey sandwich with gravy…and a piece of pecan pie!
  • Oh, and I loved this response: Leftovers?

Another way to incorporate leftover turkey is in a soup or stew which is always a favorite.  Give the Turkey and Smoked Sausage Stew with Cornmeal Sage Dumplings recipe a try.  It’s a punched up version of the classic Chicken and Dumplings.  A little smoked sausage adds flavor to the stew that’s complemented with easy-to-make cornmeal sage dumplings.leftovers

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