Don’t you just hate it when you open the fridge and you realize that you still have tons of leftovers? What do you do now? Who wants to waste food?
Did you know that even with leftovers, you can create scrumptious, healthy, and amazing new recipes? Yep, that’s right. All those leftovers in your fridge can turn into meals that even you won’t recognize.
Take a look at these 70 amazing recipes that will turn those boring leftovers into something you and your family will enjoy!
What are we waiting for? Get your pens and start listing your favorites. There’s something for everyone. We show you ideas for leftover turkey to things you can do with the cheese you have left after making macaroni.
1) Creamy Turkey Pasta Casserole
This recipe will help you get rid of whats left by remaking it into a dish that will be devoured.
Just add the turkey to your favoritie pasta and bake it with mushrooms, and spinach. Grab a cheesy sauce like Gruyere or even Cheddar and lightly pour it on top.
2) Thanksgiving Sandwich
3) Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini Deluxe
Combine it with chicken breast, pasta, veggies, sherry and broth with creamy and cheesy elements, then turn it into a baked classic.
This casserole recipe from DACLKG is such a great way to use leftover turkey or chicken.
4) Turkey Cheese Dip
Don’t throw the bread that you tore out because you’ll use that for dipping. Get some crackers too!
5) Sausage ball pasta bake
Use the leftovers to make meatballs because they pair with the pasta really good and is a ready thrifty way to jazz up an oven-cooked pasta pot
6) Fish cakes
They’d be wonderful for lunch, over a fresh salad and even a sandwich.
Mix it with breadcrumbs and egg, you can also add some seasonings and just fry them!
7) Curried Noodle Patties Recipe
The author of the recipe decided to make savory noodle cakes.
She tossed the noodles with enough egg to hold the patties together. Added all ingredients she can find that will complement the noodles and fry them. That’s it!
8) Leftover Thanksgiving Salad
The person who submitted the recipe said that it’s great served on toasted, rustic bread too.
9) Turkey-Bacon-Avocado Grilled Cheese
10) Leek, potato & ham flip-over pie
What’s great is that it’s freezable too. It’s very easy to do, a great comfort food and would be loved by many.
11) Pizza di Spaghetti
That’s right, it’s pizza and it’s spaghetti!
You get the best of both worlds with this recipe plus, this delicious pie has more protein than the traditional kind because of the with eggs, milk, and of course, the cheese.
12) Oven Baked Jambalaya
Can be made from leftover rice, sausage, or chicken and it’s easily made in the oven.
No one would resist this comfort food.
13) Leftover Turkey & Rice Soup
It’s the perfect recipe for that lazy weekend or the perfect meal for comfort.
It’s yummy, filling, and you can customize it depending on your taste.
14) Ham & leek cobbler
15) Turkey Noodle Soup
Make it after all of your Thanksgiving guests are gone and relax.
16) Leftover Ham -n- Potato Casserole
It’s hearty, filling, and cheesy too!
17) Turkey-Melon Wraps
Go and make this simple delicious wrap using your leftover turkey meat for that light and refreshing meal.
18) Roast chicken soup
19) Turkey Casserole
Turkey casserole is another great way to use up some leftovers and also those leftover veggies as well.
Don’t forget to add a buttery crumb top to make it perfect.
20) Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Salad
Why don’t you try this asparagus and smoked salmon salad?
Healthy and is definitely fabulous!
21) Turkey, Mozzarella, and Kale Pesto Panini
Look at this cheesy turkey, kale pesto panini!
It is insanely delicious!
22) Pea & ham soup
It is insanely delicious!
23) Chicken, Broccoli and Cauliflower with Cheddar
This tray-bake goodie has everything you need and even more.
Who would even know that they were from a bunch of leftovers?
24) Roast Beef Hash
This hash is ideal for a Monday night breakfast-for-dinner. You can use your leftovers from a Sunday night . We’re even sure that you’d want more for Tuesdays.
25) Leftover Turkey Cheesecake
No problem, just make sure you have cream cheese and ricotta cheese and you’ll be able to create this easy recipe that is really good!
26) Turkey Posole
Make your leftovers come to life with this hearty recipe that will surely energize you.
27) Red cabbage & potato hash
28) Chicken Parmesan Dip
If you have leftover marinara sauce or even chicken then don’t let it be put to waste.
Create this super rich and creamy chicken Parmesan dip and we’re sure that you’ll love it!
29) Stuffed Mexican Peppers
We couldn’t agree more, looks so good too!
30) Turkey Sliders with Stuffing Biscuits
31) Brie bruschetta with tomato, herbs & Serrano ham
Create this mouthwatering brie bruschetta with tomato, serrano ham and herbs and you’ll surely appreciate all the ingredients together.
32) Homemade Turkey Stock
Throw them all in a large pot and allow it to simmer until all the goodness turns into broth.
You can store them and use them for your other recipes.
33) Chicken and Herb Crêpes
Don’t worry, you can use them up for this one too and no one would even notice because it’s so good!
34) Baked Potato Soup
35) Smoky Maple Turkey Chili
36) Ham, cheese & mushroom turnovers
You can also add a twist to this recipe and maybe you can come up with another good version.
37) Thanksgiving Ring
Just like this one here, it’s a fun recipe to try and much more fun to eat with family and friends.
38) Southwestern Pork Lettuce Wraps
Separate your meat, lettuce, and other components and then allow everyone to create their own wraps.
39) Easy Quiche
Why not try this easy quiche recipe?
It’s easy to do, fun, and oh so yummy!