My excitement and anticipation for Thanksgiving is growing each day! The holiday kicks off “the season” for me, where the magic of the holidays infuses my spirit – and kitchen! I look forward to cooking seasonal family favorites this time of year, as well as creating new ones. There’s my mom’s cookie baking day, and “won ton wars” at my dad’s house. I also look forward to my havurah’s annual latke competition each year with fierce determination to bring home a trophy!
Thanksgiving is the start of it all, a welcome call to the season ahead that is full of amazing, mouth-watering food and recipes. I have already started sharing a few this month: There’s my Sourdough Stuffing Vegan Meatloaf and my 3 Layer Vegan Holiday Meatloaf. I also have a delish Dairy-Free Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe, and a Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad that is a favorite at my holiday table. Yum! My tummy is ready for Thanksgiving!
Inevitably, I always make too much food. It doesn’t matter the occasion, although Thanksgiving is as good as any. My worst fear is running out of food at the table. If there aren’t leftovers, I didn’t cook enough! Thanksgiving leftovers are the inspiration behind today’s post and the recipe ideas I have rounded up. My favorite of them all is the Thanksgiving Bowl with my Quick & Easy Savory Gravy. You can throw it together with whatever you’ve got extra of from the big feast. What is your favorite recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers?
10 Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Let’s start with dessert! I love this creative idea for using up leftover pumpkin pie. It’s a very simple recipe to pull together, and a fun, sweet treat to start off the morning.
My grandma’s sweet potatoes are a mainstay on my family’s holiday menu so I love this idea for whipping up a batch of biscuits! Yum!!
This colorful sandwich stacks tempeh cutlets, green bean casserole, sweet potato bake, cranberry sauce, and gravy between gluten-free sourdough bread for a mouthwatering meal that will have you feeling stuffed all over again!
This tasty bread is a moist and delicious alternative to eating your cranberry sauce. With just a few ingredients, you’ve got a festive loaf you can snack on for days.
This is a great recipe for eating up leftover veggies. Layer them with gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, and top with mashed potatoes for a savory mouthful of Thanksgiving in every bite.
These savory waffles are genius. I can’t wait to try this recipe the morning after Thanksgiving in my stretchy PJs!
Wilted greens and leftover mashed potatoes are the base for these yummy pancakes. Yes and yes!
These wraps make a quick and easy lunch the next day that have all the flavors of the festive feast.
This is such a clever recipe for using up extra cranberry sauce!
10. Leftover Thanksgiving Bowl from I Love Vegan with my Quick & Easy Savory Gravy
I love my vegan bowls! This is a super easy way to eat up leftovers, or a great meal to get all the flavors of Thanksgiving even when it’s the middle of summer! My Quick & Easy Savory Gravy makes a great sauce on top!
Quick and Easy Savory Gravy
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a saucepan on high heat, whisk the yeast and the flour together.
Whisk in the soy sauce and garlic powder and continue until smooth.
Slowly pour in the broth. Whisk constantly until smooth.
Reduce the heat and simmer 3-5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.