Give Thanks for Leftovers with These Day-After Recipes

You don't even have to share these with family.

Nov 24 2017, 8:00pm

That heated "discussion" about political correctness is now a faint echo at the back of your mind and the liquor cabinet looks like a crime scene.

But your family is gone now, order is restored, and there’s still a ludicrous amount of food left in the fridge. Unless you want to recreate Thanksgiving dinner every day in the lunchroom at work, you’re going to have to get creative.

That’s where we come in. Turning leftovers into something new and delicious is an art and we take it seriously, which is why we’ve put a few of our best Thanksgiving leftover recipes together in one place. From calzones to burritos, we’ve got all the moves to resuscitate those ever-drying potatoes, turkey, and even cranberry sauce.

RECIPE: Thanksgiving Leftovers Calzone

Make a quick dough and you’ve got a leftovers vessel for all of your favorite Thanksgiving mains and sides. Sure you could just do a pizza, but it’s the season of starches and a calzone will prevent any moisture from escaping.

RECIPE: Deep-Fried Stuffing Balls

If you made your stuffing right, it was heavy and delicious. If you want to make it even heavier and more delicious, bread it and deep fry it in ball form and nonchalantly eat them at work. You will become an instant lunchroom legend.

RECIPE: Turkey and Sweet Potato Pizza Pie

There are plenty of holiday pies, but none of them are as great as pizza pie. Those yams and turkey have some life left in them still and there’s nothing like fresh mozzarella to bring everything together. Cranberries are the new pineapple on pizza.

RECIPE: Thanksgiving Leftovers Burrito

This isn’t a traditional burrito by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s a hell of a lot better than a turkey sandwich. It’s also not really a recipe either, but more of an assembly manual and way of life.