It’s Thanksgiving, the best holiday of the year for true foodies and people who, well, just like to eat!

Last year the IL family shared what we were thankful for. This year we thought we’d try something different.

Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather together and stuff themselves with delicious food. But it seems like no matter how many guests you have or how much food they eat, there are always leftovers.

Lots and lots of leftovers.

But how many times can you throw the same dinner onto a plate and reheat it before you never want to eat it again? As much as we may love our Thanksgiving feasts the first time around, there are plenty of unique ways to turn those boring leftovers into delicious do-overs for days afterward!

Turkey Sandwich Twist 

If you’re a turkey lover, you know you’re going to have at least one turkey sandwich after the big day. Maybe you’ll keep it simple with turkey and cheese. Or maybe you’ll throw some stuffing and cranberry sauce on it.

If you’re looking for classic with an edge, try this recipe for cranberry asiago turkey sliders.

Looking for something a little more decadent? This Monte Cristo sandwich with turkey and brie should be right up your alley.

If you’re really adventurous, look no further than this Cooking Light turkey sandwich recipe that uses kimchi slaw and miso sauce.

The Morning After 

While most of us focus on the turkey, others aren’t so enamored with the big bird, especially when it comes to breakfast. Try this incredible waffle recipe with your leftover stuffing or this cranberry walnut oatmeal from Taste of Home the next day!

Comfort Food

Still have a healthy appetite in the days following Thanksgiving? Try this hearty and delicious turkey gumbo from Half Baked Harvest to stay warm and full!

There’s just something about a good casserole that can evoke that homey, holiday feeling. This turkey casserole from Delish is a perfect example.

Looking for something a little more exciting? Give this leftover quesadilla recipe from The Cookie Rookie a try.

Special Diets

For those following the Keto diet, this crustless ham and leek quiche from Country Living is sure to please.

Eat the Grains offers up this recipe for stuffed sweet potatoes. It’s gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and Whole30-approved.

On the Lighter Side

Maybe you want to keep your leftover meals a little lighter. This sweet leftover turkey salad recipe is just the thing to keep you satisfied without feeling like you need to loosen your belt!

Instant Pot to the Rescue

Are you one of the millions of people who have discovered the joys of owning an Instant Pot? If you are you’ll love these recipes for leftover turkey pasta, turkey noodle soup, and roast turkey biryani.

Whatever you decide to do with your leftovers, there are endless, delicious ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast over and over!

From our family to yours, wishing all of you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

Happy Eating!