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17 Holiday Leftover Recipes for Every Dish on Your Table

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As the holidays end so does your appetite for the same plain leftover turkey sandwich … three days in a row. Change it up by using leftovers in unexpected ways — from breakfasts to biscuits to bacon wrapped stuffing.

Here are 17 creative recipes for every dish on your holiday table:

Turkey

Turkey
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Ah, the traditional main Thanksgiving dish. After hours of roasting in the oven and filling the house with its heavenly aroma, you scarf down your serving in less than 15 minutes. You slip into a food coma for the rest of the evening, but it was so worth it.

1. One-Skillet Turkey Pot Pie

Image Source: Elizabeth Stark
Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

With all the mess of making holiday dinners it’s nice to have a leftover recipe that only requires one pot. Let’s be honest, no one likes dishes. No one. (via Babble)

2. California-Style Turkey Sandwich

turkey sandwich
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This is a perfect light lunch item for the day after that food coma, also it makes good use of that bowl of leftover cranberry sauce. (via Babble)

3. Turkey Picadillo

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Image Source: OneHungryMama

All the yummy spices in picadillo make for a totally new and different twist on Thanksgiving day turkey. Though traditionally served with white rice, you can also serve this with your leftover mashed potatoes. (via Babble)

Ham

ham
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The signature flavor of a honey baked ham is the epitome of holiday dining — the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

1. Ham, Potato & Kale Soup

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The mix of ham and kale is a great combo! Don’t forget to save the ham bone for this one. (via Babble)

2. Ham and Cheese Waffles

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Image Source: Colleen Kennedy

Your dinner leftovers aren’t just for dinners following the big feast. Try them the next morning in this unexpected, delicious waffle. (via Babble)

3.  Green Eggs and Ham

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Image Source: Julievr

This recipe makes for a great afternoon or pre-dinner snack. It has spinach, so it’s healthy too — right?(via Babble)

Stuffing

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Image Source: Melissa d’Arabian

It doesn’t matter if you make stuffing from scratch or with the help of a boxed variety, stuffing is scrumptious. End of story.

1. Bacon Wrapped Stuffing

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Image Source: Colleen Kennedy

Status: currently salivating at this photo. (via Babble)

2. Stuffing and Egg Cups

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Image Source: Colleen Kennedy

Stuffing for breakfast? And easy to make? Yes, please. (via Babble)

Mashed Potatoes

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Image Source: Ole & Shaina Olmanson

A classic side dish that’s warm in our bellies and great the next day.

1. Mashed Potato Fried Chicken Pot Pies

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Image Source: Nicole Presley

If you don’t want to eat a bowl of leftover mashed potatoes for dinner this is a great alternative. (via Babble)

Sweet Potatoes

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Image Source: ThinkStock

Ah, sweet potatoes … the candy of the potato family.

1. Sweet Potato Sandwich Spread

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Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

Warm or chilled, this spread will make for a great complement to your sandwich while using up the leftovers. (via Babble)

2. Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits

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Image Source: Kathy Patalshy

Talk about comfort food! (via Babble)

Cranberry Sauce

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Image Source: Jane Maynard

Never know what to do with leftover cranberry sauce? These are genius!

1. Cranberry Orange Smoothies

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

Transform your cranberry sauce into a refreshing and healthy breakfast smoothie. (via Babble)

2. Cranberry Sauce Pancakes

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

One word: YUM! (via Babble)

3. Simple Cranberry Mustard

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Image Source: OneHungryMama

Dijon mustard and cranberry sauce, it’s as easy as that. And it’s great on turkey sandwiches! (via Babble)

Bread

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Image Source: Angie McGowan

If the kids didn’t scarf down all the dinner rolls, here’s some ideas of what to make with them.

1. Homemade Jumbo Croutons

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Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

…in case you need to just eat salad after the previous night’s feast. (via Babble)

2. French Toast with Vanilla Bean and Lemon

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

This recipe works really well with a loaf eggy bread like challah. (via Babble)

Dessert

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Image Source: ThinkStock

Though dessert is typically assigned to one or two people, more guests always seem to bring pies and cakes.

1. Leftover Cake Bread Pudding

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Image Source: Nicole Presley

This recipe uses croissants, chocolate cake, AND coffee cake. Life made! (via Babble)

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