Top Rated Leftover Recipes

Delicious, indulgent, perfect appetizers for any post holiday party!
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We're all guilty of it — buying too many hamburger and hot dog buns for the summer barbecue only to be left with almost a whole pack left over. Don't toss those buns out! Use them to make delicious croutons.
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When you're wondering what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers, why not make a pie with them? The savory dish will be a welcome treat in the days following Thanksgiving. This recipe has three options for a crust: regular crust, stuffing crust or crustless. This recipe is by Bill Daley and was originally published in the Chicago Tribune
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Leftover Turkey Paella
Looking for a genius way to use up all that extra Thanksgiving food? Try this inventive paella dish created by Chef Lolo Manso of New York City's Socarrat Paella Bar.Recipe courtesy of Socarrat Paella Bar
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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Nachos
Give your Thanksgiving leftovers new life with this clever nacho recipe created by Chef Glenn Rolnick.Recipe courtesy of Virgil's Real Barbecue
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Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwich
Put holiday leftovers to use with these easy turkey sandwiches packed with stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey and spinach too. Courtesy of McCormick
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Leftover Turkey Chowder
Chock full of corn, bacon, potatoes and, of course, turkey, this chowder is the easy and hearty after-holiday meal you need.Courtesy of McCormick
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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Casserole
When temperatures drop, casseroles become the comfort food of choice. Luckily, this easy bake uses up all the leftovers you'll have after a hearty holiday dinner. Courtesy of French’s®
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Leftover Turkey Chili
Save all the extra turkey you have on Turkey Day, or after any other weeknight dinner, to make this hearty pick-me-up meal. Courtesy of McCormick
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Ultimate Leftover Turkey Panini
This recipe is perfect for picnics, get-togethers, or even the day after a big holiday. It's served with roast turkey, arugula, sharp cheddar and cranberry mayo.  Recipe courtesy of McCormick 
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Willie Degel is owner of Uncle Jack’s Steakhouses and host of Food Network’s Restaurant Stakeout His tips for Thanksgiving: “You always got to think ahead! When I make my mac ‘n’ cheese for Thanksgiving, I bake them in a muffin tray so you can have a bunch of little individual sized portions. That way when there are leftovers you just pop the tray back in the oven to reheat and you can serve them as an appetizer at a potluck or party days later. Who doesn’t like a muffin sized mac n’ cheese? I do this with stuffing too! We also always make creamed cauliflower for Thanksgiving. Most people make a more traditional turkey soup with their leftovers but I like to make a creamier version with the leftover creamed cauliflower and turkey”.
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If you're exhausted after the multi-day preperation of your traditional holiday spread, take it easy with this simple recipe to use up your leftover mashed potatoes.This recipe by James P. DeWan was originally published in the Chicago Tribune
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