Cheap Recipes to Get the Most Out of Thanksgiving Leftovers

Posted on 11/24/2010

Leftovers can be just as tasty as the Thanksgiving meal itself. If you find yourself with a large part of your Turkey Day feast still stored in your fridge, we’ve uncovered some cheap recipes that will help you get the most out of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Turkey Stuffing Casserole - It doesn’t get much easier than this Turkey Stuffing Casserole recipe from Mix two cups of leftover turkey, 2 ¾ cups of leftover stuffing, one can of cream of chicken soup and 1 ½ cups of water in a baking dish. Bake it for 40 to 45 minutes at 400 degrees and enjoy.

Gnocchi - Make this Italian favorite using leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving. According to, you’ll just need a cup of those mashed potatoes, two cups of flour and an egg. Combine those ingredients until it forms a ball of dough. Shape chunks of dough into two inch snakes and cut each snake in half. Drop the balls of gnocchi into boiling salted water and cook for three to five minutes. Drain and serve.

The Anything Frittata - Turn Thanksgiving dinner into Black Friday brunch with this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. Pull out your leftover turkey and vegetables for this meal. Add in eight eggs, a half cup of milk, and cheese to transform those leftovers into a great way to start your day.

Turkey Burritos - Convert leftovers into a south-of-the-border treat with this recipe for Turkey Burritos from Combine three cups of leftover turkey, and one cup each of leftover stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy in a large pot with two quarts of turkey broth. Add a chopped onion and flour to thicken it up if you need it. Place a scoop of the turkey mixture on warm tortillas and top with shredded Cheddar and jalapeno if you need a little spice. For just a little bit of prep work you’ll have an entirely new meal to enjoy.

By Alison Storm

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