Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Now that the holiday feast is over, how do we get rid of all of these leftovers? If you get bored of eating the same thing, use some of these Thanksgiving leftover recipes to reduce food waste but still keep your meals interesting!

Vegan Meatballs With Cranberry Sauce

Meatballs are incredibly comforting. They’re an Italian staple that’s simple to make and can do so much more than star in the classic spaghetti and meatball dishes we’re all familiar with. This recipe for vegan meatballs with cranberry sauce is ideal for the holiday season. It’s simple to make, has a delicious sweet but bitter sauce, and it’s meatless. Yes, these are meatless meatballs!

They’re filling, simple, and perfectly moist. You can make the meatballs in bulk and freeze them for later use. The sauce is perfectly balanced and has many lovely holiday hints. The sauce is also versatile and can be used in a variety of other ways. When reduced to a simmer, it can be used to make chutney, or it can be served with pasta, other proteins, or even as jam!

Leftover Thanksgiving Fried Rice

This recipe is a fantastic way to use any Leftover Thanksgiving Lentil Meatballs by combining them with brown rice and vegetables for a delicious Leftover Thanksgiving Fried Rice!

Fried rice, like many other meals that evolved from leftovers, must be made with leftovers. To keep the rice from sticking to the pan, start with cooked, cold rice on the drier side. Fried rice is the ideal method to use leftover rice, vegetables, and meat. Although it has been for centuries, it remains as important to kitchens then as it ever was.

For those of us who end the Thanksgiving festivities with an abundance of meals, it’s never too early for us to start thinking about what we’ll do with all the leftovers. Leftover lentil meatballs are great with fried rice. I like to use lentil meatballs in fried rice since it is a very adaptable protein that absorbs amazing Asian flavors.

Vegan Spaghetti and Meatballs

Vegan spaghetti and meatballs are delicious, hearty, and the perfect dish you can make for your friends and family. It is especially an amazing dish for holidays and festivities. Whether it is Thanksgiving, Christmas, or a regular dinner, you can happily make this dish and indulge in the festivities by staying on the vegan track.

This recipe is a healthy and vegan twist on the traditional spaghetti and meatball recipe. Above all, it is a gluten-free recipe, so a win-win situation for everyone. So, try this recipe, and I bet you won’t miss the meat even a single bit!

Vegan Jamaican Patties

These delicious Vegan Jamaican Patties are a great way to use leftover Tofu Meatballs or Lentil Meatballs! This recipe is quite easy to prepare and is sure to please the whole family. 

These Vegan Jamaican Patties are the perfect recipe if you’ve lots of Thanksgiving vegan meatball leftovers and want to spice them up. The best part is that they’re quite simple to prepare. Don’t be intimidated by the pastry dough; it’s quite simple to make with this recipe and comes together in a few minutes.

Vegan Lentil Loaf

This Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe is simple and uses pantry and fridge staples you most likely already have on hand! Lentils are quickly becoming one of our favorite ingredients. We use them as a meat substitute in one or more recipes every week to reduce our meat consumption and increase our plant-based food intake.

They are versatile, simple to prepare, tasty, and a good source of plant-based protein and fiber. Furthermore, you can combine them in a variety of ways to easily make meat substitutes without the use of unusual ingredients.

Vegan Meatloaf Sandwich

The Vegan Meatloaf Sandwich is a culinary delight for those on a vegan and gluten-free diet. Slices of leftover vegan meatloaf, cranberry sauce, vegan cheese, and red onions are all mixed together and sandwiched between two tender, gluten-free buns.

This sandwich takes the essence of vegan meatloaf and elevates it with added layers of flavor. Born from my enthusiasm to enjoy vegan meatloaf in various forms, this creation proves that leftovers can be transformed into something extraordinary. Simply layer the meatloaf slices between the bread, add a dollop of your favorite sauce, and you have an effortlessly delicious meal.

Pan-Fried Tofu with Cranberry Sauce

This crispy pan-fried tofu sandwich is a vegan take on a holiday leftovers classic, with crunchy tofu in place of turkey and a subtly spiced chai cranberry sauce. The original sandwich was simply bread with leftover turkey and cranberry sauce from Christmas dinner. This easy 20-minute Pan Fried Tofu with Cranberry Sauce will be dubbed by your children. That’s how good it is! You’ll fall in love with this delectable recipe full of plant-based protein.

This tofu recipe is ideal for your next holiday dinner or fall gathering, and even omnivores will opine on how flavorful and delectable it is! It goes well with steamed vegetables and rice or mashed potatoes. A wonderfully filling supper that is also nutritious and tasty! You’ll want to make it again and again.

Vegan Thanksgiving Sandwich

These delightful vegan Thanksgiving sandwiches are made with savory marinated tempeh and topped with cranberry sauce, gravy, or whatever leftovers you have! With leftover tofu turkey, cranberry sauce, vegan cheese, and vegan mayo, this Amazing Vegan Thanksgiving Sandwich is bursting with flavor. This is a fantastic way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.

This Thanksgiving vegan sandwich is nutritious, delicious, and high in protein! This dish is ideal for a hearty meal or as a vegan holiday dish. For endless variations, start with this base recipe and add veggies, cranberry sauce, vegan cheese, and vegan mayo.

Baked Tortilla Samosas

What beats a spicy samosa? Nothing! I love the crispy coating with the spicy filling, but the downside of traditional samosas is that they are made with pastry and deep-fried, which isn’t good for you even though they taste amazing. Therefore, I wanted to make some healthier samosas while maintaining the same delicious textures and flavors! I decided to make baked tortilla samosas with a curried potato filling. They are, without a doubt, the best marinade or sauce you will ever try! Perfectly spiced and extremely tasty.

These crispy Baked Tortilla Samosas are also vegan and gluten-free. The same spicy potatoes and pea filling as traditional samosas, but baked instead of fried and stuffed inside tortillas rather than the homemade crust. Simple to make and bursting with flavor!

Chickpea Shepherd’s Pie

This chickpea vegan Shepherd’s pie is delicious comfort food that is also simple to make! This crowd-pleasing dish is both healthy and delicious, and it’s also ideal for special occasions. It is also gluten-free, oil-free, and dairy-free.

A flavorful twist on traditional Shepherd’s Pie that is full of flavor, this chickpea shepherd’s pie tastes so hearty and comforting, and topped with creamy mashed potatoes, it is the perfect treat! This vegan casserole recipe is one of the simplest to prepare; you can use leftover mashed potatoes or make a double batch of the stew and serve it one day with rice and the next as shepherd’s pie.

Potato and Peas Samosa Muffins

Samosa is a triangular savory pastry that is traditionally fried in ghee or oil and filled with spiced vegetables or meat. My healthy vegetable samosa is a must-try! Potato and pea samosa muffins are an excellent party appetizer, breakfast, or snack. These no-mess muffins are delicious on their own or with chaat.

These spiced potato and pea samosa patties, a vibrant mix of potatoes and peas, fresh ginger, curry, and green chills, are simply the best. If you like samosas, you’ll love these patties, a healthier take on the popular East Indian street food!

Vegetable Patties

Quick and Crispy Vegetable Patties, which come together in minutes, are a great way to sneak vegetables into any meal. You can serve them with your favorite dip as part of a lunch, a snack, or a main course. The vegetables soften slightly in the center of the patties, while the exterior becomes nice and crunchy.

When you remove them from the pan, give them a quick sprinkling of salt while they’re still hot to ensure the seasoning sticks. They’re loaded with potatoes, carrots, corn, green beans, and peas and cooked in flavorful Indian spices! They are vegan, gluten-free, and delicious!

What Food Is Americans Favorite Leftover?

Stuffing is one of the leftover Thanksgiving foods that Americans keep going back for more and more. 


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