Don’t throw out your Thanksgiving leftovers. Save them to create these Thanksgiving leftover recipes. There are so many delicious options you will enjoy unique dishes for days!
Americans throw away around 200 million pounds of edible turkey meat at Thanksgiving, that’s about 35 percent of edible turkey meat. That’s around $282 million worth of meat! And think of all the sides that are wasted as well.
Considering the history of Thanksgiving and how starvation and lack of food played such a big role, it’s almost ironic how many Thanksgiving leftovers we now waste.
Reducing food waste is something I’m always working on. I feel such guilt when I waste food considering the resources and money needed for that food, plus knowing so many are going hungry.
We spend a lot of money on Thanksgiving and soon Christmas will be here, this isn’t a time to be wasteful. When you instead use Thanksgiving leftover recipes you save money and get to enjoy the delicious food longer.
Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you eat the same meal for days. There are great ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers in new and delicious ways.
Use these delicious turkey recipes to use up all of that turkey meat you have leftover. These recipes can also be used with chicken and some can use ham.
Leftover Mashed Potatoes
Not sure how to use mashed potato leftovers? Try these delicious recipes.
Leftover Sweet Potatoes
While sweet potatoes can be used in some of the mashed potato recipes these recipes are made just for sweet potatoes and are so good!
No matter if you call it dressing or stuffing these are great ways to use up any you have leftover.
Leftover Cranberry Sauce
It doesn't matter if it's homemade cranberry sauce or store-bought, these recipes are great for using any you have leftover.
Get a Christmas Planner
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start planning for Christmas. One of the easiest ways to do that is with my Christmas planner.
It’s a digital download so you can start using it right away! It’s also undated so you can use it year after year without having to buy anything new.