8 Creative Ways to Make Completely New Meals with Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired November 24, 2015

After Thanksgiving, everyone has loads of leftovers but your standard turkey sandwich gets boring after a few days. Read on for eight creative and delicious ways to repurpose those leftovers into totally new and delicious meals!

No. 1: Sausage and Corn Bread Stuffing Waffle

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This is a great sweet and savory recipe to use up your leftovers. Just press leftover stuffing into a greased waffle iron. Top your stuffing waffle with turkey and a syrup made from cranberry sauce and maple syrup!

No. 2: Turkey Poppers Rellenos

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This take on a combo of chile rellenos and jalapeno poppers stuffs chiles with mashed potatoes, then tops with turkey, gravy and cheese. Delish!

No. 3: Nate Berkus’ Leftover Turkey Sandwich

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I know what you’re thinking, “But I already know how to make a turkey sandwich with my leftovers.” Keep reading, because this isn’t your typical turkey sandwich! Nate Berkus got this recipe from one of his favorite restaurants. The sandwich features cream cheese, French dressing, leftover turkey, sunflower seeds and alfafa sprouts, so it’s nutritious and delicious.

No. 4: Turkey Croque Monsieurs

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Fancy up your Thanksgiving leftovers by turning them into a delectable French treat featuring béchamel sauce, egg, cheese, and a cranberry-rosemary relish!

No. 5: Turkey and Bacon Monte Cristo

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Rach dips the bread for these sandwiches in an egg/milk bath before frying them up – just like savory French toast! Then she piles cranberry sauce, turkey breast, Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard and bread and butter pickles. We could eat this every day!

No. 6: Thanksgiving Stromboli

These little strombolis are basically a yummy take on a turkey sandwich. Just stuff prepared pizza dough with cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing, gravy and cheddar cheese. Yum!

No. 7: Curtis Stone’s Leftover Mash & Hash

This hash combines all of your Thanksgiving leftovers into one delicious hash served over potato pancakes! Eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

No. 8: Fondue Gravy

Use that leftover gravy as fondue dipping sauce! Heat it up and put the pot on the table, with leftovers on sticks surrounding it. Have every dip their leftover of choice in! This is super fun for the kiddos.

What do you normally make with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Share below, and watch Rach make her delicious Turkey Poppers Rellenos below!

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