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STAMFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 24: A Guatemalan immigrant carves the Thanksgiving turkey on November 24, 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut. Family and friends, some of them U.S. citizens, others on work visas and some undocumented immigrants came together in an apartment to celebrate the American holiday with turkey and Latin American dishes. They expressed concern with the results of the U.S. Presidential election of president-elect Donald Trump, some saying their U.S.-born children fear the possibilty their parents will be deported after Trump's inauguration. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

There is such a build-up before Thanksgiving. Everyone gets excited about the turkey and all the delicious food that will be eaten all day. And almost better than Thanksgiving dinner, are those delightful leftovers the next day. The flavors have set in, and food is at its best.

It’s usually around day three where things go south. There is still a ton of food, but everyone is kind of over it. Unfortunately, that food costs money, so throwing it away isn’t probably a good idea. Instead, try reimagining the ingredients into other delicious dishes. Here are some suggestions.

Savory Stuffing Waffles 

Tasty always has excellent recipes, and this gem includes stuffing, cheese, and maple cranberry sauce.

Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Savory Stuffing Waffles * Tasty

Leftover stuffing and melty cheddar cheese are crisped in a waffle iron, then topped with maple cranberry sauce for an explosion of Thanksgiving flavor like ...


Hand Pies 

With this recipe, Tasty found a way to easily transform leftovers into a handheld treat, perfect for someone who needs a free hand to shop with on Black Friday.

Thanksgiving Leftover Hand Pies

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Turkey Filled Omelette 

Allrecipes has created a simple way to use up the leftover turkey the morning after Thanksgiving.

How to Make a Turkey-Filled Omelette | Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes |

Get the recipe for Turkey Filled Omelette at Be thankful for leftovers to make post-holiday break...

Stuffing Omelette

Similar to the recipe above, Sam The Cooking Guy has an easy way to reuse Thanksgiving ingredients for an omelette. Try this one with stuffing.

Stuffing Omelette Thanksgiving leftovers recipe by SAM THE COOKING GUY

Hey don't laugh, this recipe is awesome and hopefully will become a family tradition, for the day after Thanksgiving, for years to come. Recipes at www.theco...


Sandwiches are a common day-after-Thanksgiving food idea. This version by The Hungry Winos is worth checking out.

Turkey Panini | Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

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Thanksgiving Pizza 

This Thanksgiving pizza recipe by All Recipes looks insane. A Pizza with turkey gravy and mashed potatoes? Sign us up!

How to Make Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza | Turkey Recipes |

Get the recipe for Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza at In this video, we show you how to make...


Turkey Gumbo 

Another hearty leftover meal worth trying is this Turkey Gumbo that a viewer of the Rachael Ray Show submitted. They also explain how to make loaded mashed potato balls too.

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Turkey Gumbo + Loaded Mashed Potato Balls

Want to know what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Our viewers have the perfect solution!

Thanksgiving Dip

This dip by Pop Sugar requires minimal effort, but looks delicious in the end. The dish also requires a lot of cheese, which is always a win.

How to Make Party Dip With Thanksgiving Leftovers | Get the Dish

If you're a bit bored with the traditional Thanksgiving leftovers strategies like reheating them or making a sandwich, this cheesy recipe might just tickle y...

Pumpkin Pie Shake 

No one should ever get sick of having pie as a leftover. But if you do, turn the pie into a shake. This Ziploc recommended recipe will give Starbucks a run for their money.

Upcycled Thanksgiving Leftovers: Pumpkin Pie Shake Recipe

Pumpkin pie is great, but the crust gets soggy after a few days. Don't let it go to waste! Try this blenderiffic idea for a delicious twist on a classic holi...