Thanksgiving is a holiday of plenty, leaving most of us with food to spare when Thursday’s feasting is done. It’s easy enough to just eat a second Thanksgiving meal, but it can be more rewarding to get creative with the leftovers. Here are some great ideas from Chowhound about what to do with all that extra food.
1. TURKEY POT PIE
A day-after classic.
2. TURKEY AND MASHED POTATO CROQUETTES
Killing two birds with one dish.
3. PEKING TURKEY
You’ve had enough butter and cream—think Asian.
4. TURKEY BROTH
A rich dividend from the carcass.
6. STUFFING DUMPLINGS
Taking a cue from German semmelknödel.
7. STUFFING-FILLED BURGER BUNDLES
As American as Thanksgiving itself—turning leftovers into burgers.
8. (MASHED) POTATO PANCAKES
Our two favorite things to do with potatoes, combined.
9. GRAVY CUBES
Your gravy killed this year. Why not make it last?
10. CRANBERRY SAUCE VINAIGRETTE
An unexpected base for a dressing—and we don’t mean the kind you stuff inside a turkey.