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Buffalo Turkey Grilled Cheese

Buffalo Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are the perfect way to use up those Thanksgiving Leftovers in a totally delicious and easy recipe!

Buffalo turkey grilled cheese sandwiches, sliced in half diagonally, stacked up on white plate with fresh parsley in the background

Turkey sandwiches just got a whole new kick of delicious with the addition of buffalo sauce and pepper jack cheese!

After indulging in a huge Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to pop down on the couch and watch football all weekend. And what better to enjoy the game than with a Buffalo Turkey Grilled Cheese sandwich!

Everyone knows that I love to add buffalo sauce to everything from cheesy pastas, to cauliflower tacos, to tater tot casseroles, so of course I had to add my favorite sauce to my Thanksgiving leftovers!

It’s a tradition on the blog that I share delicious new Thanksgiving leftover recipes every year. These five recipes are the most popular from past years:

  1. Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry
  2. Turkey Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole
  3. Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers
  4. Sweet Potato Pierogies
  5. Mushroom Turkey Quiche with Stuffing Crust

This year, in addition to this Buffalo Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich, I also introduced this Instant Pot Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings and Instant Pot Turkey Stock.

Just a few more ways to turn boring leftovers into delicious new dishes!

Read the full recipe here!

Instant Pot Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings

Put that leftover turkey to good use in this easy recipe for Instant Pot Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings! Also easy to make in a crockpot!

Instant Pot Turkey Soup with stuffing dumplings in white and orange crocks with yellow onion, celery, wood cutting board and red and white striped towel in background

After the turkey comes the turkey stock, after the stock comes the turkey soup!

The turkey party don’t stop on Thanksgiving y’all! Keep it going throughout the weekend with this delicious Leftover Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings!

Over the years, I’ve found several ways to use up leftover turkey, without just putting it on a sandwich. These Turkey Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole are always a hit and give the leftovers a fun Mexican twist. This Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry is a delicious brunch recipe, that’s both easy and impressive!

This Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Crust is a great dinner recipe and perfect for using up leftover turkey and veggies in one recipe!

Now there’s this Instant Pot Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings, another great way to use up leftover turkey and stuffing in the same recipe!

Read the full recipe here!

Instant Pot Turkey Stock

Use the leftover turkey bones from Thanksgiving dinner in this easy Instant Pot Turkey Stock recipe, then use the stock to make a scrumptious soup!

Mason jar of homemade instant pot turkey stock on marble tray with sprigs of fresh thyme and sage

As soon as you carve up the Thanksgiving turkey, don’t throw out the bones and carcass! Instead, throw them straight into an Instant Pot with celery, carrots, onions, garlic and water to make a delicious homemade turkey stock!

It’s honestly that simple and you’ll be so happy you took the extra 5 minutes to toss this turkey stock together, because then you’ll have it on hand to make a seriously delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings (recipe coming tomorrow!)!

Read the full recipe here!

Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes

From Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breasts to Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing, these are the Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes on the food blog WhitneyBond.com!

Next week will mark the fifth annual “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog. A week dedicated to delicious new twists on classic Thanksgiving recipes!

I’m so excited for what’s to come next week, with everything from Salted Caramel Pecan Baked Brie and Butternut Squash Gratin, to Roasted Turkey with Maple Apple Sauce and Apple Crumble, but first I wanted to share some of the most popular Thanksgiving recipes from the past 7 years of blogging!

I rounded up the Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes by page views, and with everything from turkey to gravy, and stuffing to sangria, you’ll be able to plan your entire Thanksgiving menu on just this page!

Read the full post here!

Cranberry Turkey Mozzarella Pull Apart Bread

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey & cranberry sauce is made into a delicious pull apart bread recipe filled with mozzarella cheese & topped with rosemary butter!

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey & cranberry sauce is made into a delicious pull apart bread recipe filled with mozzarella cheese & topped with rosemary butter!

Thanksgiving weekend has officially come to an end and if you’re like me, you probably have a refrigerator full of leftover turkey. Now it’s time to take that leftover turkey and re-purpose it into this delicious pull apart bread recipe filled with turkey, cranberry sauce and mozzarella cheese!

It’s so easy to make, it only takes 10 minutes to prep and it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser! The melted rosemary butter poured over the bread really sets this recipe over the top!

Read the full post here!

Sweet Potato Pierogies

In this easy pierogies recipe, wonton wrappers are filled with leftover mashed potatoes, then pan seared with caramelized onions for a delicious meal!

In this easy pierogies recipe, wonton wrappers are filled with leftover mashed potatoes, then pan seared with caramelized onions for a delicious meal!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but I’m already planning for what to do with all of the leftovers!

Since there’s only so many turkey sandwiches I can eat, over the years I’ve come up with several different recipes perfect for repurposing your Thanksgiving leftovers!

From Turkey Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole to Mashed Potato and Bacon Pizza to Mushroom Spinach Turkey Quiche with Stuffing Crust, I’ve gotten creative over the last few years with how I transform my Thanksgiving leftovers into new & delicious meals.

This year, I’m sharing three new recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers including Stuffing Biscuit Cranberry Turkey Sliders, Thanksgiving Leftover Pull Apart Bread and this pierogies recipe, filled with leftover mashed potatoes!

Read the full post here!

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry

This scrumptious puff pastry recipe is filled with cream cheese, turkey and cranberry relish, perfect for putting those Thanksgiving leftovers to use!

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

It’s two days until Thanksgiving, and while some of you might be preparing to make your first whole turkey EVER, I actually got to experience this feat two weeks ago!

Read the full post here!

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Casserole

Thanksgiving leftovers are turned into a delicious breakfast casserole filled with Hawaiian rolls, turkey, veggies and herbs!

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Casserole Recipe

It’s officially the week of Thanksgiving, and while you might still be planning your Thanksgiving dinner menu, I’m already making recipes with the leftover Thanksgiving dishes I made for “Thanksgiving Week”on the blog last week!

Read the full post here!

Turkey Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole

Turn leftover Thanksgiving turkey into scrumptious Turkey Tostadas in this simple recipe for tostadas topped with pomegranate guacamole & queso fresco!

Turkey Tostada with Pomegranate Guacamole

For the final day of “Thanksgiving Leftover Week” on the blog, I’m sharing a super simple recipe for turkey tostadas topped with a super tasty pomegranate guacamole!

Read the full post here!

Mashed Potato & Bacon Pizza

Mashed potato & bacon pizza is an absolutely delicious combo with the creamy potatoes & crunchy bacon, all topped off with mozzarella & parmesan cheese!

Mashed Potato & Bacon Pizza

In continuation with “Thanksgiving Leftover Week” on the blog, I’m sharing a new pizza recipe that might seem a little strange at first, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

One of my favorite pizzerias downtown San Diego, Basic, introduced me to mashed potato and bacon pizza almost 10 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since!

Pizza: good, mashed potatoes: good, bacon: good, cheese: good, the combination: GREAT!

Read the full post here!

Mushroom Spinach Turkey Quiche with Stuffing Crust

This quiche recipe is the perfect use for Thanksgiving leftovers! Use stuffing as the crust, then mix some turkey in with eggs for a delicious breakfast!

Mushroom Turkey Quiche with Stuffing Crust

The week of Thanksgiving is upon us and visions of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes are dancing through my mind!

Read the full post here!

5 Leftover Thanksgiving Makeover Recipes

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Stop right there!  Remove that plate of turkey and dressing from the microwave!  It’s time to turn those Thanksgiving leftovers into something new and delicious!

These 5 dishes take your Thanksgiving leftovers from bland to fab by making them over and creating something that will delight the palate instead of bore your taste buds!

#1 Sausage Stuffing Balls

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Simply add 1 lb. of pork sausage and 1 whisked egg to leftover stuffing (or dressing) to make this delicious dish that can be served as a meal with Mashed Sweet Potatoes or Twice Baked Rosemary Blue Cheese Potatoes, or invite some friends over this weekend to watch football and serve these as a party app!

#2 Mini Turkey Meatloaves

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Grind up some of that leftover turkey to make these mini meatloaves everyone in the family is sure to love! Most of the ingredients for the dish are probably in your refrigerator from yesterdays meal, sage, celery, carrots, garlic, check, check, check, check!  Now get busy 🙂

#3 Sweet Potato Jalapeño Fritters

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Got a couple extra sweet potatoes lying around? How about an egg, some garlic and a jalapeño?  Well then you have most everything you need to make these delicious sweet potato cakes that are the perfect way to use sweet potatoes in a new and different way!

#4 Spicy Stuffing Cakes

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If sausage isn’t your thing, these vegetarian Spicy Stuffing Cakes are a great way to kick that leftover stuffing up a notch! Simply add a little curry and chili powder then form into cakes! Pair with the Mini Turkey Meatloaves for a kicked-up, bite-sized, leftover Thanksgiving dinner!

#5 Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding

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Leftover dinner rolls are perfect for this breakfast favorite!  Tear up the rolls, throw in some fruit and you’ve got a sweet, delicious treat that’s sure to be more exciting than a re-heated roll!

Now it’s time to re-purpose those leftovers and dig in to something new and delicious!  Enjoy!