Over 15 Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Over 15 Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers and recipes to transform them into new tasty meals your whole family will love.
Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!! When the holidays are over, most everyone wonders what to do with all those leftovers. Don't let any of those precious leftovers go to waste. Today I'm sharing 15 Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers and recipes to transform them into new tasty meals your whole family will love. 

First and foremost it's important not to let your leftovers sit around in the kitchen too long. make sure to pack up and refrigerate any leftovers within 2 hours to avoid getting sick. If you're not sure how long you can store your leftovers? Check out this complete guide on how long Holiday Leftovers Can be stored. I hope you find a few new ideas. To view each recipe just click on the recipe title under each photo to be taken to the recipe. 

Leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls are perfect to make these Turkey-Cranberry Sliders 

These Turkey & Stuffing Roll Ups are made with leftover stuffing, dressing and gravy. Serve with leftover mashed potatoes and dinner rolls for a whole new meal. 

Creamed Turkey  is one of my favorite meals to make with leftover turkey. Serve over mashed potatoes, brown rice or even toast. If you have any leftover dinner rolls they would go perfect with this meal. 

Who doesn't love a good Turkey Salad SandwichMy version is made with diced turkey, mayonnaise, grapes, chopped celery, toasted pecans and pickle relish. 

This CopyCat Stouffers Chicken & Vegetable Rice bake is just as delicious as a Turkey & Rice Bake 

This Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini  is a delicious creamy dreamy pasta casserole made with spaghetti noodles, zucchini, carrots, onions, chicken soup, sour cream, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. 

Leftover cranberry sauce and pepper jelly make up this surprising delicious Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip . Serve with your favorite crackers. 

Leftover fresh cranberries are perfect to make this Cranberry-Strawberry Christmas Jam! This jam makes wonderful gifts for the holidays and Christmas is just around the corner. 

This simple Cranberry Jalapeno Pepper Jam is a sweet and spicy jam recipe that's flavorful with just a touch of  heat. 

Don't toss out those leftover sweet potatoes or candied sweet potato dish, because they're perfect to make this shortcut Sweet Potato Pound Cake!

Use those leftover fresh cranberries to make this make this festive Cranberry Christmas Cake! A sweet buttery cake with the flavor of tart cranberries, white chocolate chips and pecans. 

Eggnog Stresuel Coffee Cake: If you have leftover eggnog try this delicious make ahead Egg Not Coffee Cake. This coffee cake is infused with eggnog, rum extract, and topped with a streusel topping and drizzled with an eggnog glaze.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie: Sweet Potato pie is a traditional Southern dessert, served at Thanksgiving or Christmas in place of Pumpkin pie. This sweet potato pie is perfect if you have any leftover sweet potatoes or yams. 

Ham Fried Rice is a creative way to use up leftover holiday ham. 

Instant Pot Pinto Beans & HamCooking beans in the Instant Pot is a quick, easy and makes the perfect pinto beans. If you have a ham bone leftover from Thanksgiving or Christmas this the perfect recipe. 

Don't toss out the ham bone from your holiday ham. Add it to a crock pot along with leftover ham and make these yummy Crock Pot Pinto Beans & Ham 

Crock Pot Northern Beans & Ham is another delicious ham and bean crock pot meal. If you haven't tried northern beans, you sure are missing out. I love the creaminess of northern beans. 

Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Casserole  is perfect for breakfast or dinner. 

 Hearty Navy Bean Soup is another tasty soup to make using leftover holiday ham and the ham bone. 

If you're looking for a creamy, dreamy, cheesy casserole this Baked Cheesy Ham Rigatoni fits the bill. 

If you have any leftover pumpkin puree from making pumpkin pie, add it to this 30 Minute Pumpkin Chili . Adding pumpkin to chili gives it a hearty flavor and a boost of nutrition. 

This Homemade Spiced Apple-Pumpkin Butter is sweet, creamy and so easy to make in your slow cooker, so don't toss out that leftover pumpkin puree.  🍎

These delicious Spiced Pumpkin Waffles are made with homemade or store bought pumpkin puree. Also if you have any leftover buttermilk from a pie or cake that would also be perfect to use in this waffle recipe. 

Use leftover pumpkin puree to make these delicious Pumpkin Patch Pancake with Apple Cider Syrup

If you have pie pumpkins left, don't toss them out. Make your own Pumpkin Puree and freeze in freezer bag's to use throughout the year. 

Fill your home with the aroma of citrus and warm spices with this homemade stove-top simmer pot. Simmer pots make you home feel and smell so cozy and inviting. You can use fresh or dried cranberries. I know I always have plenty of leftover cranberries after the holidays.

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1 comment

Candis said…
Hey Tina!
These recipes look so good. I look forward to trying them. Thank you!