Recipe Monday: Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes! Don't Let Any Of It Go To Waste!

This recipe comes from Carlee, AKA Frugal and Fun Mom!

After about 2 days or so, I feel myself starting to get tired of the Thanksgiving leftovers however, I don’t want to let any of them go to waste! This year my goal is to use as much of them as I can in various dishes.

Check out the following recipes I compiled to reuse the leftovers from this year’s Thanksgiving.


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Potato Pancakes Recipe. FYI, this got excellent ratings!


What you need:

2 cups mashed potatoes (approximately)
1 -2 egg
1/4 cup flour
onion (optional)
chives (optional)
cheese (optional)
oil or Crisco, for frying
sour cream (optional) or applesauce, for garnish (optional)

Mix mashed potatoes, egg, flour, salt, pepper, garlic, and any optional ingredients, into mashed potatoes. Preheat skillet and add a couple of tablespoons of Crisco shortening or oil. Make sure the mixture is not too thin. Pour 1/4 cup batter into hot pan; brown on both sides. Enjoy with sour cream or applesauce.

Instead of sour cream or applesauce as a garnish, you could even add some Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce or Jellied Cranberries.

Lunch Time:
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Cranberry and Apple Turkey Salad Recipe. So simple to make!
What you need:
10 oz of Shredded Turkey Breast
1 Apple Chopped
1/2 Cup of Dried Cranberries or Whole Cranberries Sauce
1 Stalk of Celery chopped
2 tbsp of Mayonnaise
Combine all of the ingredients. You can either serve this on top of lettuce/ house salad, crackers, or put on your leftover rolls.
If you don’t like the idea of Turkey Salad, just make a Turkey Sandwich with your leftover rolls. However, if you like to keep it interesting, take some of your Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce or Jellied Cranberries spread it on the top of the bread, add mayo on the bottom piece with some lettuce, and you have an AWESOME sandwich.

For Dinner:

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Pulled Bar-B-Que Turkey Sandwiches Recipe. This is so easy!

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What you need:
Shredded Turkey
Olive Oil
Bar-B-Que Sauce


Put some olive oil in a pan, add the shredded turkey and your favorite Bar-B-Que sauce. Heat it on Medium. Once it is hot, serve it on your left over toasted rolls with a side of Cole Slaw (or put the Cole Slaw on Top).


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Gary’s Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe. This also got excellent ratings!


What you need:

1 (6 ounce) package chicken flavored
dry stuffing mix (Substitute with your leftover stuffing)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
1/2 pound imitation crabmeat, flaked
2 cups butter
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
crushed red pepper to taste
Arrange mushroom caps on a medium baking sheet, bottoms up. Chop and reserve mushroom stems. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Mix in garlic and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
In a medium bowl, mix together reserved mushroom stems, prepared dry stuffing mix, cream cheese and imitation crabmeat. Liberally stuff mushrooms with the mixture. Drizzle with the butter and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and crushed red pepper. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven 10 to 12 minutes, or until stuffing is lightly browned.
Any other ideas for the Thanksgiving leftovers? I would love to hear them! Leave me a comment below.

I hope you enjoy your meals, and Happy Holidays!