14 Soups and Sandwiches to Make From Your Thanksgiving Leftovers from 14 Soups and Sandwiches to Make From Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

14 Soups and Sandwiches to Make From Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Check out these next-day recipes that will make you thankful for leftovers this year
14 Soups and Sandwiches to Make From Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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14 Soups and Sandwiches to Make From Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

14 Soups and Sandwiches to Make From Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Embrace what’s left of your labor-intensive meal for days to come. Over-the-top sandwiches, layered with a taste of every dish from the buffet are a must, and hearty soups made with homemade stock, pulled turkey, and fresh herbs will surely hit the spot.

Day-After-Thanksgiving Croque Madame

Day-After-Thanksgiving Croque Madame

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We all know about that sandwich we like to make after Thanksgiving, but this recipe by Adam Keough of Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco sheds a whole new light on it.

For the Day-After-Thanksgiving Croque Madame recipe, click here.

Leftover Cauliflower Soup

Leftover Cauliflower Soup

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You always got to think ahead! When I make my mac ‘n’ cheese for Thanksgiving, I bake it 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. — Willie Degel

For the Leftover Cauliflower Soup recipe, click here.

Leftover Turkey Croque Monsieur Sandwich

Leftover Turkey Croque Monsieur Sandwich

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Try this delicious and flavorful twist on a traditional French sandwich; here, slices of turkey are used in place of the usual ham. — Ricky Eisen

For the Leftover Turkey Croque Monsieur Sandwich recipe, click here.

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Topped with Muenster Cheese and Cranberry Sauce

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Topped with Muenster Cheese and Cranberry Sauce

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A classic turkey sandwich is a delicious way to use up leftover turkey and cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving. — Haley Willard

For the Leftover Turkey Sandwich Topped with Muenster Cheese and Cranberry Sauce recipe, click here.

Mom's Turkey Soup

Mom's Turkey Soup

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In my family, Black Friday lunch is all about the turkey-leftovers sandwich, but for dinner, it's always turkey soup. This soup is a great — not to mention light and easy — way to continue enjoying the flavors of Thanksgiving after the big feast has come and gone. — Maryse Chevriere

For Mom’s Turkey Soup recipe, click here.

Next-Day Turkey Sliders

Next-Day Turkey Sliders

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Use leftover Thanksgiving turkey to make these delicious sliders topped with creamy Brie. — Robert Irvine

For the Next-Day Turkey Sliders recipe, click here.

Thanksgiving Turkey BLT Sandwiches with Sriracha Mayo

Thanksgiving Turkey BLT Sandwiches with Sriracha Mayo

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After all of the heavy eating on Thanksgiving Day, it is normal to feel full for the remaining week. But, with a bounty of leftovers, it is the perfect opportunity to feed your friends and keep the Thanksgiving entertainment going. I like to make my friends delicious Turkey BLTs with Sriracha Mayo. It is a great way to use my leftover turkey. The sandwiches aren't too heavy, so there are no flashbacks of too much stuffing and pumpkin pie. — Lauren Gordon

For the Thanksgiving Turkey BLT Sandwiches with Sriracha Mayo recipe, click here.

The Ultimate Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich

The Ultimate Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich

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No one can argue with the flavor combination of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry, but we assure you that our recipe for this sandwich is unlike any other, taking each and every step into careful consideration. — Anne Dolce

For the Ultimate Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich, click here.

Troy Guard's Turkey Club

Troy Guard's Turkey Club

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Enjoy this turkey club from NFL player Troy Guard while you watch football on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

For Troy Guard's Turkey Club recipe, click here.

Turkey Laab

Turkey Laab

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Tim Wildin is Brand Director for ShopHouse. He likes to use his Thanksgiving leftovers to create a Thai alternative to the turkey sandwich: “My dad (American) would always make fun of my mom (Thai) and I because he'd say we would make Thai food from leftovers of the most American meal of the year. We'd shred the leftover turkey, mince it really finely, and make 'laab' (a Thai minced meat salad, for lack of a better term) with it. Much better than a turkey sandwich!” — Lauren Gordon

For the Turkey Laab recipe, click here.

Turkey Soup with Dumplings

Turkey Soup with Dumplings

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Making soup from the carcass of the turkey never seems to disappoint. Adding dumplings brings a hearty deliciousness to the broth and the fresh veggies a satisfying bowl of comfort. I use orzo pasta because it can stand up in the soup without getting too soft or soggy! - Cristina Ferrare

For the Turkey Soup with Dumplings recipe, click here.

Wild Rice and Turkey Soup

Wild Rice and Turkey Soup

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Chef Patrick Long from The Green Room in South Carolina created this recipe to use Thanksgiving leftovers. 

For the Wild Rice and Turkey Soup recipe, click here.

Turkey Pesto Asiago Panini with Cranberry Served with Pan-Fried Stuffing

Turkey Pesto Asiago Panini with Cranberry Served with Pan-Fried Stuffing

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For your turkey and stuffing leftovers, use them to make this panini. It's a great to eat for lunch at home or on the go. — Chef Kathy Fang

For the Turkey Pesto Asiago Panini with Cranberry Served with Pan-Fried Stuffing recipe, click here.

Wild Rice and Turkey Chowder

Wild Rice and Turkey Chowder

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