25 Things to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers (Because We Know You Have Them)

When it comes to Thanksgiving Day, we always abide by the mantra that it’s better to have too much than too little. It’s an American tradition to stuff ourselves silly, after all, so if we’re cut short it’s kind of a total disaster.

One would think that would be enough to give us our fill of T-day food for an entire year, but we all know that isn’t the case — because there’s really nothing better than a cold turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwich. Leftovers, dear friends, are like God’s gift to the universe. Well, leftovers and stretchy pants. 

The only problem is, those leftovers start to feel a little repetitive if you don’t take the time to fancy them up a little. We love the classics, just not 10 days in a row.

If you’re still lovin’ the leftovers — but want some new ideas beyond the traditional sando — read on for inspiration to breathe new life into your Thanksgiving food.

Originally published November 2015. Updated November 2017.

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