Thankful for Pinterest: 5 Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Black Friday is also the first day of the marathon search for Thanksgiving leftover recipes to use the remainder of the feast from the day before. It’s time to get creative not just with the turkey but with the sides, too. Pin these Thanksgiving leftover recipes to use for your extra meat, sides, and more. But, remember your leftovers will only remain good to eat for up to three days after Thanksgiving, if properly refrigerated.

1. Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie with Stuffing Crust

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes Shepherd's Pie

Photo: Pinterest/Jenni Field’s Pastry Chef Online

Combine all your leftovers into a creative shepherd’s pie with a stuffing crust from Jenni Field. The filling adapts well to whatever leftovers you have, but make sure you’ve got enough stuffing for the crust and mashed potatoes for the topping.

2. Thanksgiving Stuffing Cakes

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes Stuffing Cakes

Photo: Pinterest/Well Plated

How do you improve on the bready, flavorful stuffing served at Thanksgiving? How about adding cheese, shaping it into patties, pan frying the stuffing, and serving it under eggs for a breakfast alternative to English muffins or pancakes? That’s exactly what Well Plated’s recipe for stuffing cakes does. You’ll be eager to wake up on Black Friday for this breakfast.

3. Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes Stuffing waffles

Photo: Pinterest/Just a Taste

Waffles are not just for breakfast. Break out your waffle iron to make Thanksgiving leftover recipes such as these stuffing waffles from Just a Taste. Use leftover gravy and cranberry sauce as toppers for these savory waffles instead of maple syrup. You can even make a turkey sandwich out of a pair of these waffles and leftover turkey, though it may be too messy to eat with your hands.

4. Thanksgiving Leftovers Stromboli

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes stromboli
Photo: Pinterest/betsy life

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