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8 Ways to Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

by Beth Moncel

Make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers with these eight amazing recipes.

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Leftovers are perhaps one of the most loved parts of the Thanksgiving feast, but they have so much more to offer than simple turkey sandwiches. Break out of the turkey sandwich rut this season with these eight creative ways to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Turkey Holiday Hash

Breakfast the day after isn't too early to dive into those Thanksgiving leftovers. This Turkey Holiday Hash makes use of the turkey, stuffing, AND gravy, but is perfectly fit for breakfast when topped with a fried egg.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Quiche

If you're still too full from the night before to eat breakfast, save your appetite for an amazing post-Thanksgiving brunch featuring this Thanksgiving Leftovers Quiche. Toss sweet potatoes and turkey into this tortilla-shelled quiche for a lighter followup to that heavy Thanksgiving meal.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Nachos

After such a theatric and formal meal, most of us are in the mood for more casual fare. These Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos are the perfect tasty, laid back way to enjoy Thanksgiving flavors. A quick cranberry jalapeño salsa marries traditional Thanksgiving and Tex-Mex flavors.

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

When it comes to leftovers, sandwiches will always be king. If you're a vegetarian, you don't have to skip out on the tradition of Thanksgiving leftovers sandwiches. This tasty and colorful sandwich combines leftover cranberry sauce, roasted sweet potatoes, and a few crumbles of salty feta for a sandwich that any carnivore would drool over.

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Leftover Turkey Asian Sandwich

If you just can't pass up on leftover turkey sandwiches, try giving them an Asian twist. This turkey sandwich combines the classic flavors of a banh mi, like cilantro, jalapeño, cucumber, carrot, and sriracha, to revamp your leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

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Healthy Ham and Cheese Casserole with Apples and Sage

Holiday hams can also be repurposed into several delicious post-Thanksgiving meals. This healthy Ham and Cheese Casserole is packed with flavor, but keeps things light to help you recoup from over-indulging on Thanksgiving day.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a great way to use up any leftovers, and Thanksgiving leftovers are no exception. Turkey and cranberry benefit from the cheese and tortilla treatment to make the fastest and easiest way to enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

There may be a million ways to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers, but nothing beats a big pot of homemade turkey noodle soup. This turkey noodle soup is inexpensive, filling, comforting, and perfect for stocking your freezer so you can enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey all year long.

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