Stuffing is a turkey’s sidekick come the season of holiday feasts. No matter how much you stuff that turkey, there just always seems to be a heaping mound of leftovers. Stuffing is delicious, flavorful and aromatic – but day after day of it? Yeah, that gets old real fast. Keep food boredom at bay by taking the leftover stuffing and recreating how you serve it, for an entire week! No waste, no complaints of the same thing served over and over. With these reinvented leftover stuffing recipes, you can keep meals hot and fresh (in taste and in style) so much so – you’ll forget they were leftovers at all.
It makes the most sense to start with a breakfast idea, as the first meal after a turkey dinner is this one. Served with a side of bacon and a freshly cracked fried egg, it’s a great way to keep on loving those savory flavors right into the morning.
The flavors of this recipe are so rich and savory, it’s most definitely going to be a next-day hit. If you have holiday overnight guests this is a surprising and impressive way to continue to host them into the morning.
Making dumplings out of stuffing? Genius. Making a soup from both turkey and stuffing leftovers? The perfect next-day comfort food.
A soup made from leftovers is also relatively smart for the days following a holiday feast. After all that heavy food, sometimes your stomach may need a little break with a relaxing soup that’s a little easier to digest.
The perfect appetizer and snack that will take little to no effort to make, but aims to please those palates!
Incredibly simple in concept, these bite-sized snacks will be a popular appetizer without being too reminiscent of a holiday feast. Why is that exactly? Well, the bacon overpowers with it’s succulent and salty taste, so that stuffing is merely a compliment to the whole mouth-full.
Casseroles are a life essential. Why? Because all the prep is done in advance, meaning nobody needs to stand by the stove AND…you can freeze it to use at a later date.
Not looking to have the same type of meal with leftovers this week? Freeze a casserole and rock it next month!
This takes your stuffing, and all it’s best buddies and makes it into a gorgeous sandwich that you can feel good about eating after the holidays.
This rings especially true when creating lunches that you and your family can take along for the following week. It’s much easier than sending knives and forks to devour a leftover feast anyhow.
Let’s just call these STUFFINS! These leftover muffins look a little like cupcakes – but that’s not frosting you see on top, that’s mashed potatoes. YUM.
Using your leftovers in a collaboration like this is a glorious way to distract from that fact that you’re serving…well, leftovers. I mean, looking at these muffins – nobody is going to complain about them. They’re just going to devour them. Mission accomplished.
Spaghetti squash is my favorite squash for one main reason – it’s easy to serve in boat form, filled with delicious things and then baked to perfection. Since it all comes apart delicately with a fork, it’s easy to eat and will be an entirely new take on the leftovers.
Squash is also in its season during the fall and winter months, making this recipe likely pretty budget friendly too. It’s a different flavor spin on the meal you’ve already enjoyed once, so you’re not likely to have any problems with this “repeat” of meals.
Cubes of cheese encased in stuffing then rolled in panko and fried to perfection. These are something you’re going to be SAVING stuffing for, forget accidental leftovers. Plan for these. Make all the stuffing!
Serve this appetizers up and watch everyone lose their minds when they bite into this gooey, melty, savory delight.
What to do with leftover turkey stuffing? Stuff it in something new! Peppers make a great little carrier for this – and brings a whole new flavor element to reinvent the leftovers.
Serve alongside a protein of choice, or add the protein right into the peppers, too. This is definitely a way to renew your love for stuffing without overdoing it (especially if you’re on day 3 or 4 of leftovers).
The easiest fool-proof way to eat up that stuffing is by wafflefying them. It only takes a few ingredients added to the already-amazing leftover stuffing, and you’ve got yourself a whole new plate.
Eat these with your other leftovers right on top, as-is, or maybe with a freshly cracked fried egg and some gravy. However you do it, this is a must try.
Who doesn’t love eggs rolls with their Chinese take out? They’re absolutely delicious, and can be equally as good when they’re given a Thanksgiving or Christmas makeover!
Instead of plum sauce, try creating this memorable cranberry dipping sauce that will make your leftovers taste like high quality take out.
As if we needed one more way to make pizza! But when something is as legendary and delicious as pizza, you have to switch things up and see how many ways it can be enjoyed.
This pizza helps you use the leftover stuffing as an excellent pizza topping. The more carbs, the better!
Have a friend who didn’t have a great holiday season? Or maybe you know someone who has lost a loved one? Creating a home-cooked casserole packed with their favorite holiday foods will warm their hearts and help them feel a little less alone when they are feeling down.
Spread the holiday cheer and food with this creamy turkey casserole. It’s not only going to be received well but thoroughly enjoyed.
Meatloaf just got significantly more scrumptious! You can create one memorable meatloaf that your family will absolutely love with the turkey dinner leftovers that are in your fridge.
Serve it up with some cranberry sauce on the side for a dash of sweet flavor in this savory meal.
We are always looking for different excuses to enjoy a good poutine, and when there are turkey dinner leftovers, it’s the perfect reason to whip up a unique poutine that everyone can get on board for.
Instead of cheese curds, try out some turkey and stuffing drizzled with homemade turkey gravy. Mmmm….