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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes for Kids

Published Nov 25, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Looking for fun and kid friendly ways to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers? Check out 6 Pinterest approved yummy recipes.


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I am sure you and your family are gearing up for a stuffing meal. However, after the big dinner is done there is always loads of food leftover. Plain turkey and mashed potatoes can get boring for your kids if they are forced to eat it for a week straight. So, without further ado here are some of the coolest kid friendly recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers.


Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas

It goes without out saying that 99.99% of kids like quesadillas. What’s not to like about gooey cheese melted inside a warm tortilla shell. This year try adding shredded turkey and cranberry sauce to your TexMex meal so a fun way to utilize some leftovers.



Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles

The fried chicken and waffles trend is great and all, but has your family ever tried stuffing and waffles? Yum! This super easy breakfast item is a fun way to change things up and use your leftover stuffing in a very creative way.




Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Egg Rolls

Brie makes everything better - and this recipe is no exception. For another unique twist on Thanksgiving leftovers grab some egg roll wrappers and getting rollin’. (This recipe would also be a great dish to make for an appetizer, or for an upcoming potluck dinner)



Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

When the weather starts cooling off, there is nothing better than coming home to a hot bowl of soup. There is just something so comforting about slurping up a hearty spoonful of soup! This recipe is a take on your traditional chicken soup, except with turkey.




Apple Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

Do you have a spaghetti dinner coming up? I assume most families do. If so, this Apple Cranberry Turkey Meatball recipes woud be a great way of changing up your traditional pasta night while using up your Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s a win-win my books.




Cranberry & Pecan Turkey Salad

Last but not least is this turkey salad recipes. If you want to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey, pecans, celery and cranberries this is an awesome lunch time idea.



Does your family have a favorite way of using up your Thanksgiving leftovers that was missed? Leave a comment in the section below to let other parents know! :) 





Carly Paracholski
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