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What to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

So, it’s the day after and you feel overwhelmed every time you open your refrigerator door. What are you going to do with all the leftovers? Here are some creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes from the Cooking Channel.

Leftover Latkes

Repurpose your leftover mashed potatoes into latkes (aka potato pancakes). Serve them any time of day including breakfast, when they can double as hash browns. Get recipe.

Turkey Corn Chowder

Not sure what to do with all that leftover turkey? The versatile, lean meat makes for an excellent chowder base. Plus, it uses up all of your remaining leftovers, from roasted veggies to stuffing. Get recipe.


Whether you prefer the homemade or canned kind, chances are you?ll have some leftover cranberry sauce around for turning into this sweet-tart sorbet. Get recipe.

Turkey and Spinach Roulade

While most roulades are typically assembled with raw meat, this leftover version uses slices of cooked turkey breast to construct a sort of turkey maki roll (or ‘mocki? roll) with extra spinach and gravy. Get recipe.

Stuffed Scones

While there’s no good way to combine the words ‘stuffing? and ‘scones? (‘scuffing? and ‘stones? don’t sound too appetizing), this is a handy way to enjoy your leftover turkey and stuffing without pesky utensils. Get recipe.

Flan de Calabaza

Flan fans unite: Here’s a faux version of your favorite jiggly dessert that’s made with leftover pumpkin pie as the creamy custard filling. Get recipe.

Sweet Potato Brulee

If you?re searching for any excuse to light up a kitchen torch, this is the dessert for you. Mashed sweet potatoes are perfectly complemented by a layer of caramelized’sugar on top. Get recipe.

Bird to the Last Drop

Alton squeezes every last bit of flavor from the Thanksgiving turkey by simmering the bones in veggie stock and filling out the soup with frozen vegetables and rice. Toss in a little Old Bay and dried thyme to add fresh flavor and spice. Get recipe.

Turkey Mushroom and Corn Mexican Casserole

Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches are great, but this Mexican-style casserole deserves a celebration all its own. Rachel uses poblano peppers, garlic and onions to create a spicy sauce that perfectly complements the turkey and cheese. Get recipe.

Poached Eggs with Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast and Sweet Potato Hash

Use the leftovers from Ellie’s Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast recipe to prepare a hearty breakfast hash, complete with thyme-scented sweet potatoes and a perfectly poached egg on top. Get recipe.

Eggs in Purgatory

Use leftover mashed potatoes to form crispy potato pancakes that serve as warm beds for fried eggs sprinkled with Parmesan. Get recipe.

Turkey Tacos

Turn shredded leftover Turkey into a fiesta by adding cumin, coriander and chili powder to the meat and serving it in a corn tortilla. Get recipe.

Enjoy your leftovers!