Healthy Recipes to Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

Use up those Thanksgiving leftovers with these healthy recipes.

Healthy Recipes with Thanksgiving Leftovers - Low Calorie, Low Fat

We are always loaded with Thanksgiving leftovers.  It tends to happen when your Father makes two turkeys, three different types of stuffing plus mashed potatoes, creamed onions, green bean casserole, homemade noodles and so much more.  I only have to make a pear pie, mushroom gratin and fresh cranberry sauce.  The day after Thanksgiving, I always enjoy the sandwiches and the leftovers just as they were.  After that I need some creativity to continue to enjoy them.  Here are some fabulous recipes to help you enjoy all of those leftovers.

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 Edible Mosaic – Turkey Vegetable Hash

These are perfect for lunch or dinner. Turkey Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps - Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Recipe

Food Done Light – Turkey Cobb Lettuce Wraps


Parsley Sage Sweet – Loaded Turkey Salad with Greek Yogurt Garlic Ranch “Mayo” 


A Family Feast – Turkey Stock 


Recipe Runner – Turkey & Cranberry BBQ Pizza

So much easier than rolling enchiladas but still fantastic flavor of them. Healthy Turkey Enchilada Casserole with Salsa Verde - Low Calorie, Low Fat Dinner Recipe #SundaySupper

Food Done Light – Salsa Verde Turkey Enchilada Casserole 


Savory Nothings – Turkey Ramen Bowls 


 Emily Bites – Turkey Cranberry Quesadillas

Turkey Pot Pie Bites

Food Done Light – Turkey Pot Pie Bites 


Food 52 – Turkey Jambalaya 

turkey gumbo

Steamy Kitchen – Turkey Gumbo 


The Food Charlatan – Turkey Barley Soup


Wine & Glue – Turkey Butternut Squash Pasta Casserole 


Butter with a Side of Bread – Savory Crepes with Turkey & Stuffing 


The Art of Doing Stuff – Potato Gnocchi 


Yummy Healthy Easy – Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken 

2dbccff11d851d08ac415574ae6b6d91Edible Perspective – Cranberry Lemon Oat Waffles 


Oh My Veggies – Cranberry Sauce Bread 


She Likes Food – Cranberry Sauce Greek Yogurt Popsicles

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  1. Love these recipes Christie!! I am more excited for leftovers than the actual meal!
  2. I love Thanksgiving, but truthfully I think I look forward to the leftovers more than the main event :) great round-up Christie
  3. What a delectable collection you have here Christie! Now, am all set for whatever Thanksgiving left-overs I may have! Thanks for sharing!
  4. These are some great ways to use up leftovers. I love that they are healthy since we will all need to eat lighter the day after! Those cranberry lemon oat waffles are calling my name.
  5. The potato & gnocchi is perfect!
  6. I love ideas that reuse Thanksgiving leftovers! We always have a lot in our family so I'm always looking for ways to use them!
  7. This is such a handy post. After Thanksgiving, we are all so full, it's nice to see some lighter dishes we can use. I am especially enamored of those turkey cranberry quesadillas. I think they will make an appearance after Thanksgiving!!

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