21 Mouth-Watering Ways to Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s Friday morning and you’ve got a fridge full of leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Now what?

With the family home for the weekend and Shabbat on the horizon, no reason to shlep back out to the store. Use up those leftovers and whip up a whole new meal, whether for breakfast, snack or dinner.

Here are some of our favorite recipes for those glorious leftovers.

Leftover mashed potato recipes

Mashed potato, turkey and cranberry sauce knishes

Cheesy fried mashed potato balls from Jehan Can Cook

Mashed potato burekas

Mashed potato burekas

Leftover turkey recipes

Leftover turkey noodle matzah ball soup

Leftover crockpot turkey chili from Passion for Savings

Turkey soup with white beans from Kosher by Gloria

Turkey and spinach curry from The New York Times

Turkey salad with chickpeas and orange vinaigrette from Ronnie Fein

Thanksgiving shepherd’s pie from The Kitchn

Savory Thanksgiving latke sandwich from Jewhungry

Peruvian cilantro turkey soup from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

 Peruvian turkey soup

Leftover squash recipes

Butternut squash, spinach & gruyere quiche from Kveller.com

Cheesy kabocha turnovers from Danielle Oron

kabocha turnovers

Leftover cranberry recipes

Roasted cranberry and brie crostini from Neighbor Food

Caramelized pear and cranberry sauce panini from The Roasted Root

Orange cranberry yogurt parfait from Sweet Remedy

Cranberry sauce skillet scones from Roti & Rice

Cranberry pancakes from Taste and Tell

Orange cranberry bread from Two Peas and Their Pod

Cranberry oatmeal bars from Cook the Story

Cranberry black pepper sweet rolls from Daily Waffle

cranberry black pepper sweet rolls

Love Jewish food? Sign up for our weekly Nosher recipe newsletter!

Keep on Noshing

French Onion Soup with Challah and Munster Cheese

Most weeks it’s hard to find a crumb of challah leftover after Shabbat, especially since my husband and I love ...

How to Make Perfect Cheesecake 5 Ways

Cheesecake is the iconic Shavuot dessert, as sacrosanct as a Hanukkah latke or Passover matzah ball.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup with Matzah Balls

Thanksgiving was a sacred holiday in my family growing up. There were a series of rituals, smells, sounds and foods ...