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10 Creative Things to Make with Thanksgiving Leftovers

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10 Creative Things to Make with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Day always brings lots of enticing dishes to the table, but since so many of us are cooking for large crowds on that day, the most important question becomes, what are we supposed to do with all of the leftovers? Of course, no one likes to waste food, but the good news is that you don’t have to if you know what to do with your leftovers!

The thing is that learning what to make with Thanksgiving leftovers is easier than you think because you can adapt almost any recipe and simply add a little turkey or ham to make it taste even better. From sandwiches to wraps and so much more, below are 10 great ideas for ensuring that your tasty Thanksgiving leftovers don’t go to waste.

1. Club Sandwich

Let’s face it; you can put just about anything on a club sandwich, so why not gather up all of your leftover ham and turkey and make the best club sandwich the world has ever seen? Meat is an essential part of any club sandwich so that turkey and ham won’t go to waste!

2. Turkey Sandwich

Make a good old-fashioned turkey sandwich and add mayo, cranberry sauce, and shredded lettuce. And, of course, make sure that it’s served on the best bread possible — Cellone’s sliced bread!

3. Ham and Cheese Sandwich

After toasting your Cellone’s bread, make the ultimate ham and cheese sandwich by adding the basics and any other Thanksgiving leftovers that sound super yummy! One thing is certain: you’ll have plenty of ingredients to choose from once Thanksgiving is over!

4. Turkey Soup with Dumplings

Make some delicious turkey soup and dumplings with ingredients such as chicken broth, leftover turkey, fresh herbs or poultry seasoning, veggies, milk or half-and-half, and of course, the dumplings. And any dumpling recipe will work!

5. Turkey Wrap

For a unique type of wrap, try loading up a flour tortilla with leftover turkey, tomatoes, honey mustard, and some shredded lettuce. If you choose to, you can use honey mustard salad dressing instead. Either way, you get just the right amount of tanginess to please the taste buds.

6. Turkey Chili

Instead of beef, take your favorite chili recipe and make it out of fresh turkey that you ground up first. With or without the beans, this makes for a great chili recipe.

7. Buffalo Turkey Sandwich

Buffalo turkey sandwiches are yummy and super easy to make. All you need is your leftover turkey, lettuce, some buffalo sauce, and of course, the ranch dressing.

8. BLT Turkey Salad

Super good! Mix together some romaine lettuce, turkey, mozzarella cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, cooked and crumbled bacon strips, red onions, green peppers, and cucumbers. And don’t forget to add some Cellone’s garlic bread as a side.

9. Turkey Pot Pie

The good thing about a turkey pot pie is that you can mix together any ingredients you wish, including meats such as turkey and any vegetables you like. Then, all you have to do is add some crust to the top and bake it in the oven until it’s the perfect shade of brown.

10. Potato Cake Benedict

Instead of an English muffin, try a crispy potato cake made from your leftover mashed potatoes. Potato cake benedict is super yummy when made this way.


Throwing away your leftover Thanksgiving food doesn’t have to be an option if you learn a few simple recipes for using them wisely. If you follow these recipes shortly after the holiday, the ingredients will still be fresh and tasty regardless of what you make. Just make sure that you add some delicious Cellone’s bread to whatever recipe you’re making to add even more flavor to your creation.

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