Thanksgiving is great – there’s no denying that. But there’s only so much turkey you can take to work or school before you never want to look at leftovers again! This coming week, say no to plain turkey sandwiches for lunch and spice up your leftovers with these unusual and creative recipes.

 

Turkey Bolognese

If your family is anything like mine, you’ll have lots of dark meat left over from Thanksgiving. This is the perfect way to use up that rich, flavourful meat, and the kids will love it too! Pro tip: hide some leftover vegetables in the sauce – it’s so delicious, they won’t even notice.

 

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Turkey Bolognese

 

 

Turkey Waldorf Salad

Sometimes you just want a light meal to take to work, and Thanksgiving leftovers tend to be hearty and heavy. Turn that on its head with this turkey Waldorf salad, complete with grapes, apples, and the handful of pecans left over after all that pie-baking. This one does have eggs and dairy, so don’t forget to keep it cold at work!

 

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Turkey Waldorf Salad

 

 

Vegetable Samosas

Indian food is all about the spices, and these samosas are no different. This recipe only calls for vegetables (and its delicious!) but it works just fine with turkey as well. The leftover cranberry sauce dip gives this crowd-pleaser just the right zing!

 

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Vegetable Samosas

 

 

Leftover Turkey Chili

This hearty chili calls for shredded or pulled turkey, and it’s a great way to use that flavorful, hard-to-get at meat close to the bone. Serve it over leftover mashed potatoes, or use it as a dipping sauce for leftover biscuits and bread rolls!

 

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Leftover Turkey Chili

 

 

Day-After Dip

After the smorgasbord of Thanksgiving, some people just want a few days of light snacking. This dip not only makes use of those sweet potato leftovers, it’s also healthy enough to count as a meal. Packed with protein and full of flavour, this is sure to fill you up without giving you that heavy feeling in your stomach.

 

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Day After Dip

 

 

Leftover Thanksgiving Nachos

When you think of Thanksgiving leftovers, you probably don’t think nachos. But this healthy and hearty dish gives Thanksgiving dinner a new, spicy life, and it can be eaten anytime, anywhere! All you need are some chips, cheese, sour cream, and a bit of imagination.

 

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Leftover Thanksgiving Nachos

 

 

Cranberry-Carrot Muffins

Who said pie was the only dessert left over after the Thanksgiving feast? If you’ve got tonnes of extra cranberry sauce, muffins are the perfect solution. The carrots and spices give these muffins that comforting taste of fall, and the cranberries provide a delightful tang. They’re unique, delicious, and sure to be a hit in any office.

 

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Cranberry-Carrot Muffins