5 Creative (and Easy!) Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Save money with these Thanksgiving Leftovers recipes.

Thanksgiving is over – but waste not for extra savings! Hold on to those extra ingredients to create these five stunning dishes – and stretch your grocery budget even further.

#1. Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup

I always seem to end up with an extra can of pumpkin.This recipe is a quick and easy way to whip up a 10-minute dinner. I love to serve this with warm pita bread on the side, or I’ll serve this soup with Sriracha Grilled Cheese.

Pumpkin Coconut Final

1 Can of Pumpkin
1 Can of Coconut Milk
1 Can of Broth (Veggie or Chicken)
1 Spoonful of Thai Red Curry Paste
Chopped Cilantro (for garnish)


  1. Combine all ingredients (except the cilantro) in a pot. Stir together.
  2. Heat the soup over medium heat.
  3. Garnish with Cilantro

#2. Turkey Posole

Turkey Posole Final

This is an after-turkey day tradition in my home. Posole is a Mexican stew that is traditionally made with pork. This recipe is a healthy Mexican twist on your traditional turkey stew. Make sure to serve with cold sour cream and crunchy cilantro.

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#3. The Perfect Turkey Club Sandwich

Perfect Turkey Club Final

Although a turkey club sandwich is certainly nothing revolutionary, there’s something so delicious about a perfectly made sandwich. (Plus let’s face it – bacon makes just about everything better.)

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 #4. Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffin Final

My mother LOVES cranberry sauce and yet I still always manage to make too much.  This quick and easy four step recipe will turn your leftover cranberry sauce into a delicious batch of muffins in 30 minutes.

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#5. Mashed Potato Pops

Mashed Potato Final

Wondering what to do with those extra mashed potatoes? Microwaved spuds just don’t taste the same! For breakfast the next morning, I either fry them up with butter, onions, salt and pepper in a cast iron pan, or my latest tradition has been making these slightly more elegant (and way more tasty) mashed potato pops.

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