19 Ways to Reimagine Thanksgiving Leftovers

Have enough leftovers to feed an army? Use these creative recipes to transform your extra food fare into a brand-new appetizer, dinner or dessert.

Stuffing: Stuffing Balls

"These were a nice change of pace for all of my leftover stuffing. My family really, really liked them."


Mashed Potatoes: Pancakes

"These were really good and easy to make! They were nice and crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth creamy on the inside."


Dinner Rolls: Cinnamon Rolls

"Oh-so quick and oh-so fabulous! These were gone before they even cooled off!"


Turkey: Cheesy Rosemary Turkey Bake

"A yummy use for leftover turkey! The long bake time allows the rosemary flavor to sort of 'infuse' the whole casserole. I also loved the cheesiness!"


Cranberry Sauce: Scones

"These are so delicious. My kids inhaled them for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving."


Everything: Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza

"The perfect way to use up leftovers."


Sweet Potato Casserole: Sweet Potato Muffins

"These were so moist and delicious. I want to make an extra casserole just so that I can make more."


Stuffing: Chicken Stuffed Shells

"Oh my goodness, this is one amazing dish! I'm a tiny bit obsessed with chicken and stuffing, so I knew this was going to be a hit. Made exactly as the recipe stated and it turned out great!"


Creamy Appetizer Spread: Rice With Peas & Herbs

Boursin cheese makes this dish a snap to prepare because its silky texture blends effortlessly with the warm rice — just add and stir!

Mashed Potatoes: Tater Tots

"These were super tasty and such a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes."

-Rebekah of SFD

Carrots: Carrot Souffle

"I made this for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone that tasted it thought it was excellent. It was a new and unexpected way to prepare carrots."

-Wild Squirrel

Mashed Potatoes: Fritters

"This recipe is adaptable, delicious and very handy for Thanksgiving leftovers."


Cranberry Sauce: Cranberry Brie Bites

"These were simple to make, yet impressive enough that people thought I spent a lot of time on them! You can use Pillsbury croissants in a can if you can't find puff pastry."


Turkey: Turkey Soup

"My family absolutely loved this recipe! The soup was perfect for leftover turkey. This was the perfect meal for healthy eaters."


Cheese Plate: Brie Bread

"This was so easy to make and the results were truly outstanding. Every piece was gobbled up by my family and they wanted more!"


Mashed Potatoes: Meatloaf

"Who knew that leftover mashed potatoes are the secret to the perfect meatloaf? This is one of the best meatloaves I've tried."


Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Sweet Potato & Oatmeal Muffins

"Wonderful muffins! I had some extra mashed sweet potatoes after making another recipe and they were perfect for these muffins. They are sweet with lots of flavor, and pretty healthy too."


Veggies: Roasted Vegetable Torte

"This is a beautiful and tasty recipe. Even my husband, who can be picky when it comes to his vegetables, really enjoyed it."

-Yia Yia

Turkey: Turkey & Potato Soup

"My whole family loved the soup. I didn't change anything except that I didn't have fresh sage so I substituted with parsley."