Thanksgiving leftover recipes that go way beyond turkey sandwiches

With a feast as big as Thanksgiving, you’re bound to wind up with some leftovers. But rather than eating the same turkey sandwich every day, why not transform those leftovers into something new and tasty? From waffles to pie, here are five recipes that give your Thanksgiving leftovers a new lease on life. 

1. Leftover Thanksgiving pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? This recipe involves leftover macaroni and cheese spread evenly over a pizza crust topped with shredded leftover turkey, mozzarella cheese and cranberry aioli sauce before baking. Once the pizza is out of the oven, garnish with some parsley, and it’s ready to serve!

2. Leftover Thanksgiving waffles

This recipe is a real twist on leftovers and waffles. First, mold what’s left of your Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing into one large ball. Next, cover the ball of leftovers in waffle batter before cooking it in a waffle iron. Finally, top with leftover gravy and cranberry sauce, and enjoy!

3. Leftover turkey pot pie

Turn your leftover turkey into a delicious pot pie. TikToker @wanderingbostoneater begins by adding roasted vegetables, diced leftover turkey, leftover macaroni and cheese and some cold leftover gravy in an oven-safe bowl. Next, she covers the bowl with pie crust dough before baking it in the oven. The finished product is the perfect blend of flavors and textures. 

4. Leftover turkey cranberry brie egg rolls

This recipe is as tasty as it is easy. All you have to do is place a slice of Brie cheese in the middle of an egg roll wrapper followed by reheated leftover diced turkey and cranberry sauce. Next, wet the edges of the egg roll wrapper, then tightly roll. Finally, brush with oil and then air-fry until golden brown. Dip your egg rolls in cranberry sauce, and enjoy! 

5. Leftover Thanksgiving croquettes

This recipe combines leftover turkey and mashed potatoes to make a delicious appetizer. After mixing chopped turkey and mashed potatoes, take a spoonful of the mix and stick some provolone cheese in the center before rolling it into a ball and dipping it in flour, whisked egg and breadcrumbs. Place the breaded croquettes in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes, and then fry them in a pot of neutral cooking oil until golden brown.

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