4 Unique Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Having warmed up leftovers the day after Thanksgiving is a personal family tradition. But day 3 of dried out stuffing and goopy sweet potatoes is neither fun nor enjoyable. To avoid the inevitable wall we will all hit when we’ve choked down our last bit of stringy turkey. we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Thanksgiving leftovers recipes that will practically make you forget Thanksgiving ever even happened.

Turkey Pot Pie

Damn Delicious

A classic and simple comfort food that can be made with ingredients you already have. This creamy pot pie is topped with a light puff pastry and filled with turkey, veggies, and tons of flavor.

Turkey and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

This is How I Cook
This is How I Cook

Say goodbye to your leftovers being sandwiched between two slices of white bread and hello to the thanksgiving enchilada. Since you’ll undoubtedly have plenty of sweet potatoes left, put them to good use in this twist on a classic Mexican dish. For a extra kick, these stuffed tortillas get topped with a smoky chipotle sauce.

Turkey Gumbo

Steamy Kitchen
Steamy Kitchen

Make the mundane a little more exciting with a Nola inspired recipe that isn’t heavy on the spice but packs a ton of flavor. A lighter version of gumbo than most of us are used to, this recipe is perfect for a chilly day when you’ve need to stay inside and feed your holiday hangover.

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Spicy Southern Kitchen
Spicy Southern Kitchen

Transcend the day after potato pancake with this recipe for cheesy mashed potato balls. The bite size treats get revved up with help from bacon, green onions, and spicy peppers. We guarantee these will be better than any jalapeno popper you’ve ever had.