Gallery: 22 Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Leftover Turkey Frittata
Leftover Turkey Frittata

What do you do with leftover green beans, brussels sprouts, and turkey? Cook 'em up with some eggs for a quick and easy breakfast frittata!

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[Photographs: Yasmin Fahr]

Turkey Paitan Ramen With Crispy Shredded Turkey and Slow-Cooked Egg
Turkey Paitan Ramen With Crispy Shredded Turkey and Slow-Cooked Egg

A rich and creamy turkey broth flavored with miso and sesame with crispy braised turkey meat, a soft boiled egg, and Brussels sprouts leaves.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Make-Ahead Detox Turkey Soup
Make-Ahead Detox Turkey Soup

After hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, first, seconds, thirds, probably a midnight snack, and leftover pie for breakfast, chances are you may be craving some clean eating after Thanksgiving. This soup creates a lot of flavor in a short period of time, using ingredients most likely already purchased for the holiday.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Grill-Pressed Thanksgiving Leftover Panini
Grill-Pressed Thanksgiving Leftover Panini

Nuking a holiday meal past its prime gets old fast, but these grill-pressed Thanksgiving panini turn tired leftovers into something new and exciting.

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[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

Make-Ahead Turkey and Egg Strata
Make-Ahead Turkey and Egg Strata

This recipe is both a chef and crowd pleaser; little work for you, and lots of delicious eggy brunch for your guests. Somewhere between a bread pudding and a frittata, the custardy casserole gets layers of bread, meat, vegetables and cheese, lasagna-style.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Potato Cakes
Potato Cakes

Potato cakes are the quick solution to getting rid of your potatoes if you're short on gravy.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Kentucky Hot Brown
Kentucky Hot Brown

This open-face sandwich starts with a piece of toasted bread, a hunk of turkey, a heap of cheese, and creamy Mornay sauce. The whole thing goes under the broiler until it's bubbly and golden brown.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Turkey Tortilla Soup
Turkey Tortilla Soup

Shredded leftover turkey gets a Mexican twist in this soup seasoned with chilies and garnished with tortilla chips.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Taiwanese Turkey Rice
Taiwanese Turkey Rice

In Taiwan, the turkey is typically steamed when preparing this dish. Could leftover, roasted turkey meat work just as well? Here's a resounding yes.

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[Photograph: Taiwanese Turkey Rice (Leftovers Welcome)]

White Chili with Roast Turkey or Chicken
White Chili with Roast Turkey or Chicken

Leftover turkey meat is the perfect foundation for a rich white bean chili made with three types of peppers.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Roast Turkey Soup
Roast Turkey Soup

Utilize each and every part of the leftover turkey—including the bones—in this hearty one pot soup.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes, and Turkey Hash
Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes, and Turkey Hash

For the day after Thanksgiving, hash is a natural, particularly if brussels sprouts and potatoes play a prominent role on your table. Charred brussels sprouts get crisp, sweet and flavorful—perfect for smothering in egg yolks and gravy.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Roast Turkey and Black Bean Quesadillas
Roast Turkey and Black Bean Quesadillas

Rejuvenate your leftover turkey with black beans, jalapeños, and cheese in a quick and crisp quesadilla.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Turkey Grilled Cheese
Turkey Grilled Cheese

Thanksgiving leftovers are stuffed into a grilled cheese sandwich served with hot gravy.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict

A morning-friendly alternative to the leftovers sandwich. Enter the Thanksbenedict: leftover stuffing is fried into cakes and topped with sliced turkey, a poached egg, and a dollop of cranberry sauce.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Pie Milkshake
Pie Milkshake

This milkshake recipe is easy to make using leftover pecan or pumpkin pie (but not both at the same time, please) with a touch of cranberry sauce for a tinge of tartness; if you're daring, go ahead and add in a spoonful of sweet potato casserole, too. Mix it up, and then sip, savor, and enjoy this indulgent post-holiday treat.

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[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

Turkey 'n' Dumplings
Turkey 'n' Dumplings

Classic chicken 'n' dumplings-style stew made with leftover turkey (or chicken), with light, fluffy, biscuit-based dumplings.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Sichuan-Style Hot and Numbing Sliced Turkey
Sichuan-Style Hot and Numbing Sliced Turkey

If you've already eaten all the turkey leftovers, this dish can be made with sliced pork or chicken too. Throw the meat into a saucepan with chile oil (very simple to whip up from scratch), cilantro, Sichuan peppercorns, vinegar, and some roasted peanuts.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Give your stomach time to recover with this simple and light turkey salad.

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[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Croquettes
Croquettes

Switch up your leftover mashed potato's texture by shaping them into little disks, coating them in breadcrubs and frying until crisp. Fill them with turkey and cranberry and you will have croquettes perfect in any meal. Have sweet potatoes left over? Throw them into the mash and hold the cranberry sauce on the side.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Day-After Thanksgiving Stuffing and Turkey Breakfast Casserole
Day-After Thanksgiving Stuffing and Turkey Breakfast Casserole

This savory casserole uses leftover stuffing, turkey, and your Thanksgiving sides for a quick and filling brunch.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Turkey Tamale Pie
Turkey Tamale Pie

Throw this quick pie together with boxed cornbread mix, canned tomatoes and turkey bits from last night's dinner.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]