Our Tastiest Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

What’s just as delicious as Thanksgiving dinner? Thanksgiving leftovers, that’s what! And we’re thinking way beyond a turkey sandwich. Cabot farmers have always offered up delicious recipes for your holiday leftovers, and this year, we’ve got mouthwatering recipes that reinvent your Thanksgiving favorites.  

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First up- this ingenious Cheesy Rice Thanksgiving Bake:

Our new favorite casserole. It combines all the traditional flavors of Thanksgiving—turkey, stuffing, veggies, gravy, and cranberry sauce—for a mouth-watering main dish that makes the absolute best use of those yummy leftovers.

Next check out this Turkey, Two Potato Cheesy Hash:

This is the perfect dish to use up that leftover turkey and gravy. The mix of sweet potatoes and russet potatoes makes this one deliciously hardy dish you can serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

You’ll love our recipe for these Cheesy Puff Pies:

Flaky crispy little hand pies filled with turkey deliciousness and Cabot’s bold, award-winning sharp cheddar. Think turkey pot pie meets hot turkey sandwich. They’re easy to make and can be served now or frozen to enjoy later.

Last but certainly not least, our favorite Turkey Pot Pie Recipe:

This recipe comes from Cabot Farmer Beth Kennett at Liberty Hill Farm in Rochester, Vermont. Instead of using a pie crust like many traditional turkey pot pies do, this easy version tops the turkey, gravy and vegetable pie filling with Beth’s unbeatable homemade cheesy biscuits.


Helpful tips for enjoying those leftovers:

  • Pack your leftovers before cleaning up—two hours or less after cooking is ideal.
  • Store food in smaller containers to help it cool quickly so bacteria doesn’t have a chance to grow. In fact, according to foodsafety.gov, leftovers should NOT be cooled to room temperature before refrigerating or freezing.
  • Be prepared! Free up some space in your refrigerator and stock up on storage containers and resealable bags.
  • It’s best to gobble up or freeze all your leftovers within 3 to 4 days.
  • Before freezing leftovers, label and date them clearly to make life easier later. They will keep for up to 4 months.
  • Once leftovers go into the refrigerator or freezer, try not to open and close the door for several hours so the food can cool completely.
  • If you have “leftover leftovers,” reheat them in a baking dish at 350 or on the stovetop, adding a little broth or gravy for moisture. You can also heat them in the microwave. Just make sure they are heated to a temperature of 165 degrees.


Looking for more ideas? Head over to Cabot’s recipes page where you can search for recipes by cooking style, meal type, and more!

Comments (3)

Gale | November 29, 2019 | 6:11pm

Thank you so much for the recipes for leftovers. Happy Holidays!!!

Julie B | November 27, 2020 | 12:29pm

Thanks for the recipes and the reheating tips too. Happy holidays 😀

Teresa Gingras | November 29, 2020 | 11:31am

These all look FABULOUS!!!

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