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9 Simple Recipes To Use Your Leftover Thanksgiving Side Dishes

By: Adam Kaplan, Editor,

It can be a hassle to cook a Thanksgiving dinner. You have family coming over and all those mouths to feed. Not only do you need to prepare a turkey but you have all those side dishes! There's the cranberry sauce, the mashed potatoes, the squash, and the zucchini and so much more. The sides never end! Of course you always prepare too much food for the Thanksgiving feast, but this is perfect for you because truly the best part about Thanksgiving are all those Thanksgiving leftovers!


There are plenty of leftover turkey recipes for what to do with the extra fowl you have and you know exactly what to do with that, but what about all those Thanksgiving side dishes?! Not only do you have leftover turkey taking up space in your fridge but containers filled with the potatoes and the cranberry sauce.  We are here to help you get rid of your Thanksgiving side dishes as well as to help you prepare meals that are delicious and simple to make. Try these 9 easy and tasty recipes to help turn your Thanksgiving side dishes into new and different meals. From Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs to even Mashed Potato candy, there is no limit to what you can do with your Thanksgiving leftovers!

9 Simple Recipes To Use Your Leftover Thanksgiving Side Dishes Table Of Contents


Leftover Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Turkey and Cranberry Panini: While we all know and love the classic The-Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich, this recipe makes that sandwich even better by adding other Thanksgiving side dishes to the mix. 


Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs: Enjoy this dish as either an appetizer, party food, or even as your dinner!


Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes: Take this classic Thanksgiving side dish and use this simple recipe to make it something new and fun!


Mashed Potato Candy: Turning your potatoes into candy? What?! Trust us, this creative dish is sure to amaze your family.


Leftover Sweet Potato Recipes

Apple Mallow Sweet Potato Bake: Make your leftover sweet potatoes even sweeter with this delicious recipe. 


Aloha Sweet Potatoes: Add a tropical feel to your sweet potatoes to forget all about the cold, fall day outside. 


Leftover Squash and Zucchini Recipes

Turn these classic Thanksgiving side dishes of squash and zucchini into a different and wonderful fall treat!


Acorn Squash Bisque: This creamy and delicious bisque is perfect for any fall day.


Bisquick Zucchini Casserole: Another great and inventive recipe perfect for this season.


Creamy Zucchini Casserole: Create a wonderful casserole using ingredients you have lying around the house.





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Those recipes are worth trying for! Simple and sleek recipes for leftovers like this are just easy to do. My favorite are the Leftover Sweet Potato Recipes. We all know how healthy sweet potatoes are and sometimes we just take for granted its presence. But with the help of the above new taste and look, nobody can ignore it. You must agree with me. Take time to the grocery with the help of your financial lenders and try to pick some fresh food for the recipe tonight!


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