Our Best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes So You Can Savor This Meal For The Rest Of The Week

It's the holiday meal that keeps on giving

It's the day after Thanksgiving and, being the gracious and well-prepared host you were, you have a fridge full of leftovers. While those easy side dishes and the turkey you prepped the day before are perfectly good heated up on a plate, or even eaten cold, straight out of the tupperware, many of our best Thanksgiving recipes can also double as a new dish the following day. Turn your mashed potatoes into fudge brownies, or use your leftover turkey for a bubbly, cheesy casserole. Never fear you've made too much food for your feast, because with our best Thanksgiving leftover recipes, you can make Thanksgiving the holiday that keeps on giving.

Simple Week Night Meal Tetrazzini

Simple Week Night Meal Tetrazzini

This home-style, cheese-covered turkey–noodle casserole makes a great use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey.Matt Taylor-Gross

And if you have roasted broccoli or Brussels sprouts, throw those in too. Because tetrazzini never goes out of style.

Chicken Enchiladas in Tomatillo-Cream Sauce (Enchiladas Suizas)

Enchiladas in Tomatillo-Cream Sauce (Enchiladas Suizas)

This cheesy, creamy dish originated at a Sanborns cafe in Mexico City in 1950. Its name, "Swiss enchiladas," alludes to its copious use of dairy.Todd Coleman

Just replace the shredded chicken with turkey.

Turkey Congee

Turkey Congee

Chinese rice porridge gets a welcome dose of flavor from homemade turkey stock.Farideh Sadeghin

Let's say, hypothetically, that you drank too much last night. This comforting porridge is how to fix it.

Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich

Turkey Hot Brown

Turkey Hot BrownMatt Taylor-Gross

Turkey a little dry? Drown it in cheese sauce.

Caribbean Pumpkin Soup

Caribbean Pumpkin Soup

Roast or sauté extra squash over the weekend (butternut or calabaza are perfect) to make quick weeknight work of this garlicky, spicy pumpkin soup.Penny De Los Santos

This spicy take on your leftover squash makes a quick weeknight meal.

Todd's Turkey Hash

Todd's Turkey Hash

This hearty breakfast dish not only takes care of the turkey, it also uses up Thanksgiving pantry staples like stock, potatoes, sherry, and creamMatt Taylor-Gross

Practically ready as soon as you roll out of bed.

Shopsin's Pumpkin Pancakes

Shopsin's Pumpkin Pancakes

Chef Kenny Shopsin serves this popular breakfast dish at his much-loved namesake restaurant in New York City's Essex Street Market.Todd Coleman

Because the only thing better than a regular pancake is a pumpkin pancake.

Salvadoran Turkey Sandwich (Panes con Pavo)

Salvadoran Turkey Sandwich (Panes con Pavo)

This gently spiced sandwich is a unique and tasty way to serve turkey. Pack some up to satisfy a crowd for a day of tailgating.Matt Taylor-Gross

Make this slightly spicy sandwich if you want something that tastes nothing like Thanksgiving.

Apple Cider Levain Loaf

Apple Cider Levain Loaf

This flavorful, naturally leavened white bread is a great use of apple cider and dried cranberries, so you can enjoy Thanksgiving's flavors long after the holiday is done.Todd Coleman

This is a great way to use up leftover apple cider and cranberries.

Pumpkin Bread (Fein Tau Weiyema)

Pumpkin Bread (Fein Tau Weiyema)

A dense, pudding-like pumpkin bread makes a rich and satisfying dessert. Use leftover butternut, acorn, or pumpkin squash purée.Penny De Los Santos

Use leftover butternut, acorn, or pumpkin squash purée.

Strongbow Inn's Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle SoupMatt Taylor-Gross

It comes together in a snap.

Apple and Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

Apple and Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

If you find yourself with a surplus of fresh cranberries, these elegant cakes are the perfect solution. They can be cooked in individual miniature pans, or in a single skillet for convenience.Khushbu Shah

Even better when your dessert is upside down.

Kentucky Christmas Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail

Kentucky Christmas

In this cocktail from Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland, Oregon's Clyde Common restaurant, bright, tart cranberry preserves beautifully balance the rich caramel flavor of bourbon.Todd Coleman

Leftover cranberry sauce works wonders in a festive bourbon cocktail.

Noodles and Gravy

Noodles and Gravy

This Iowa-style noodles dish is a carb-lovers paradise: Creamy mashed potatoes, tender hand-made noodles, warm brown gravy.Matt Taylor-Gross

This is pure Midwestern comfort food.

Mashed Potato Fudge

Mashed Potato Fudge

The unexpected addition of mashed potatoes adds an exceptional creaminess to dark chocolate fudge in this recipe adapted from Patty Pinner's cookbook Sweets.Helen Rosner

Your mashed potatoes will go from savory to sweet in an instant.

Jude's Perfect Potato Salad

Jude's Perfect Potato Salad

A healthy dose of celery seeds and sharp Dijon mustard add a kick to this mashed potato and egg salad.James Oseland

This concoction is the perfect lunch for the day after Thanksgiving.

Butternut Squash and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

Butternut Squash and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

Pope John Paul loved it and you will too!Todd Coleman

This is a tasty way to use up leftover squash.