Turning leftovers into a new meal is one of my most efficient and creative meal planning strategies! I didn’t always enjoy eating leftovers but once I learned a few tricks for turning last night’s dinner into some new and delicious meal, I was hooked! And guess what? It works for holiday meals too!
Thanksgiving leftover makeovers are where it’s at! Transform your Thanksgiving meal into a whole new feast that won’t taste like leftovers at all! How about one of these:
Fritters / Cakes
Wraps (forget the sandwich!)
A quick Google search for any of these meal ideas with “Thanksgiving Leftovers” will pull up an abundance of meal options. Below are 10 Thanksgiving leftover makeover recipes that I’ve rounded up to save you the trouble!
Thanksgiving Leftover Poutine by Sweet Simple Vegan
Homemade fries smothered with gravy, stuffing and whatever else you’ve got leftover is like Thanksgiving nachos!
Shepherd’s Pie by The Veg Life
Combine your Thanksgiving favorites into a savory pie crust for a fun way to dish out leftovers.
Mashed Potato Cakes by The Veg Life
I love making fritters and “cakes” with almost anything but leftover mashed potatoes is at the top of my list.
Cranberry Sauce Bread by Oh My Veggies
Leftover cranberry sauce is a great condiment for cereals, oatmeal, pancakes and yogurt with granola, but it’s also genius as a mix in to a sweet breakfast bread.
Brussels Sprouts Gratin by Yup It’s Vegan
A gratin works with any vegetable but is especially delicious with my favorite, Brussels sprouts.
Stuffing Cupcakes by Chow Vegan
This is a great project with the kids – and what fun to eat!
Leftover Wrap by This Savory Vegan
Forget the Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich and wrap it up instead! I think a burrito would work great too!
Thanksgiving Bowl by I Love Vegan
I haven’t met a vegan that doesn’t love a bowl. Add in a holiday and it’s a match made in heaven!
Spinach Salad with Roasted Fall Vegetables by Well Vegan
Need some inspiration for the extra veggies? A salad is always a great pick. Tossed with spinach, arugula or some other zesty green is sure to change things up…especially when drizzled with a tasty dressing.
Tofu Scramble by Well Vegan
Transform a simple and traditional tofu scramble with your Thanksgiving leftovers for a creative and inventive brunch main the next day.
Sweet Potato Cookies by Go Dairy Free
I love a good breakfast cookie! This recipe is an efficient and genius way to use up the leftover sweet potato casserole.
Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Casserole by Oh She Glows
Can anyone ever have too much pumpkin pie? Just in case, here’s a yummy recipe to take your leftover pie to the next level in a casserole that will make you feel like you’re have dessert for breakfast!
Which one of these Thanksgiving leftover makeover recipes is your favorite? Plan for leftovers in your meal plan by mapping it out in my 7 Day Meal Planner. Download it free here.