These desserts, sides, and mains are perfect for repurposing a refrigerator full of Thanksgiving leftovers into new and creative meals for days past Turkey Day. Roasted veggies are unrecognizable in Roasted Root Vegetable Latkes, as is leftover turkey in Thai Coconut Curry Soup — and our perfectly tart-sweet Cranberry Crumb Buckle Cake will have you wanting a can of cranberry sauce in your pantry year-round. 

By Antara Sinha
October 10, 2017
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Apple, Turkey, and Brussels Sprouts Sandwich

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A crisp apple and Brussels sprouts slaw brightens up leftover turkey in our Apple, Turkey, and Brussels Sprouts Sandwich—perfect for packing lunch for school or work. A toasted, hearty whole-grain bread ensures it won't go sad and soggy. 

Baby Kale, Quinoa, and Roasted Vegetable Salad

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When overindulging during the holidays leaves you craving anything fresh and green, this Baby Kale, Quinoa, and Roasted Vegetable Salad is the perfect fix and makes good use of any leftover roasted veggies lingering in your fridge. 

Cranberry Crumb Buckle Cake

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If you've got leftover cranberry sauce—either the canned or the from-scratch version—it's found its new home in this Cranberry Crumb Buckle Cake. A crumbly oat topping pairs perfectly with tart-sweet cranberry sauce. 

Roasted Root Vegetable Latkes

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Roasted Thanksgiving veggies are completely transformed in these Roasted Root Vegetable Latkes, and a pungent horseradish and dill topping is the perfect way to breathe new life into this fun finger food. 

Stuffing Muffin Cups

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These portable, snack-sized Thanksgiving meals make good use of leftover stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, and gravy. A little time in the oven crisps up the Stuffing Muffin Cups and toasts the edges nicely. 

Mashed Potato Mini Waffles

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Leftover mashed potatoes become beautifully golden-brown thanks to your Belgian waffle maker. Our secret: Storing the Mashed Potato Mini Waffles in a low-temp oven before serving to make sure they stay warm and crisp. 

Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

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While leftover Thanksgiving turkey works exceptionally well in this Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup, keep this recipe in your back pocket year-round as a way to use up rotisserie chicken or any other versatile protein.  

Turkey Pot Stickers 

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Flavorful and fragrant, our dipping sauce is what ties these Turkey Pot Stickers together: Spicy sambal oelek, sweet plum sauce, nutty sesame oil, and umami soy sauce is a winning combo and the perfect accompaniment.