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58 Best Thanksgiving Recipes for 2022

58 Thanksgiving recipes your guests will rave about all year. Everything from roast turkey to southern cornbread dressing to cranberry sauce and caramel cake!

Thanksgiving. My favorite holiday! Are you ready? Just in case you need some ideas, I’ve put together my 58 Best Thanksgiving Recipes for 2022.

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I started with a few of my favorite pre-dinner nibbles and then went on to the main event – the turkey and cornbread dressing! Or if you prefer stuffing, I’ve also included a recipe for you.

And if turkey isn’t your “thing,” there are a few recipes for alternatives. You’ll also find a selection of great side dishes from salads to vegetables.

And no Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without a few fabulous desserts. I even included some of my favorite recipes for using up the leftovers.

I’d love to know what you’re planning to cook for the big day and if you have any questions at all, feel free to ask away!

Best of the Best Thanksgiving Recipes


Appetizers

1. Cheddar Pecan Cheese Ring with Strawberry Preserves

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Cheddar Pecan Cheese Ring with Strawberry Preserves
This Cheddar Pecan Cheese Ring with Strawberry Preserves is a vintage cheese ring recipe attributed to first lady Rosalynn Carter. Good for any get together!
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Cheese ring surrounded by crackers on a serving board.

2. Bacon Wrapped Sausage Balls

Bacon wrapped sausage balls and dipping sauce on a wooden board.
Bacon Wrapped Sausage Balls
If you're a bacon or sausage fanatic, this recipe is for you! You'll get the best of both in this recipe for Bacon Wrapped Sausage Balls with Peach and Dijon dipping sauce!
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Bacon wrapped sausage balls and dipping sauce on a wooden board.

3. Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

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Puff Pastry Cheese Straws
Recipe for the famous Rich's Department Store (Atlanta) Puff Pastry Cheese Straws. Sharp cheddar and Parmesan encased in light, flaky puff pastry.
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Puff Pastry Cheese Straws mounded on a serving board.

4. Hot Artichoke Dip

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Hot Artichoke Dip
This cheesy, Hot Artichoke Dip will have everyone asking for your recipe. Serve it with crackers or crostini and it will be the hit of your holiday parties!
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5. Spicy White Bean Dip

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Spicy White Bean Dip
A spicy white bean dip great for enjoying along with your favorite college football game!
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Add this Spicy White Bean Dip to your next tailgate menu or serve as an appetizer or snack for any occasion. https://www.lanascooking.com/spicy-white-bean-dip/

6. Sausage Balls with Two Dipping Sauces

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Sausage Balls with Two Dipping Sauces
Traditional, classic, and always a hit! These Sausage Balls are even better with a choice of dipping sauces.
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Finished sausage balls in a white serving bowl.

Main Dishes

7. Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy

Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy on a white serving platter.
Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy
A simple method for cooking a beautifully moist Oven Roasted Turkey with golden, crispy skin and instructions for making the best pan gravy.
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Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy on a white serving platter.

8. Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing in a white baking dish.
Southern Cornbread Dressing
My cherished family recipe for Southern Cornbread Dressing is wonderfully moist and seasoned with onions, celery, and sage.
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Southern Cornbread Dressing in a white baking dish.

9. Rolled Stuffed Turkey Breast

Sliced stuffed turkey breast on a serving tray.
Rolled Stuffed Turkey Breast
This Rolled Stuffed Turkey Breast filled with Italian bread, dried cranberries, shallots, celery, pine nuts, and Italian sausage. Perfect for a smaller Thanksgiving gathering.
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Sliced stuffed turkey breast on a serving tray.

10. The Best Marinated Pork Loin

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The BEST Marinated Pork Loin
A simple, savory marinade creates a roasted pork loin that is moist and flavorful every time!
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11. Pork Loin with Creamy Celery Sauce

Sliced Braised Pork Loin with Creamy Celery Sauce on a serving plate.
Pork Loin with Creamy Celery Sauce
Pork Loin with Creamy Celery Sauce – A lovely pork loin served with a luscious creamy celery sauce is perfect for a special occasion dinner.
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Sliced Braised Pork Loin with Creamy Celery Sauce on a serving plate.

12. Apricot and Prune Stuffed Pork Loin

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Apricot and Prune Stuffed Pork Loin
Succulent dried fruits make this Apricot and Prune Stuffed Pork Loin a great choice for a dinner party or an alternate entree for holidays!
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Side Dishes – Vegetables and Fruits

13. Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffing

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Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffing
This Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffing with sausage, raisins, celery, and onions is a perfect choice for your Thanksgiving table.
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14. Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

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Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping
This heritage recipe for Southern Sweet Potato Casserole features a cooked sweet potato layer topped with a simple pecan streusel.
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15. Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese in a serving bowl.
Baked Butternut Squash
Baked Butternut Squash topped with blue cheese and pecans is a deliciously different side dish for your holiday table.
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Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese in a serving bowl.

16. Old Fashioned Copper Pennies

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Old Fashioned Copper Pennies
This delicious vintage recipe for Old Fashioned Copper Pennies is a sweet-sour combination of carrots, onions, and peppers that will keep your guests coming back for more!
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Copper pennies salad in a serving bowl.

17. Old Fashioned Southern Style Green Beans

Old Fashioned Southern Style Green Beans with ham hocks in a serving dish on a tabletop.
Old Fashioned Southern Style Green Beans
These Old Fashioned Southern Style Green Beans will have your house smelling amazing and your mouth watering with anticipation.
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Old Fashioned Southern Style Green Beans with ham hocks in a serving dish on a tabletop.

18. Baked Acorn Squash

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Baked Acorn Squash
Baked Acorn Squash – tender, sweet acorn squash baked with butter and brown sugar is the perfect side dish for your Fall dinner.
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19. Perfect Potatoes au Gratin

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Perfect Potatoes au Gratin
These luxurious Potatoes au Gratin, baked in a rich sauce with cream, cheese, and a hint of garlic are the perfect side dish for almost any meal.
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20. Hot Baked Curried Fruit

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Hot Baked Curried Fruit
This classic southern Hot Baked Curried Fruit recipe features canned fruits baked to perfection in a rich butter, brown sugar, and curry mixture.
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21. Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

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Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce
This recipe for Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce couldn't be easier. Pop everything in the slow cooker and six hours later you have applesauce!
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22. Cheesy Baked Broccoli Casserole

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Cheesy Baked Broccoli Casserole
A cheesy baked broccoli casserole topped with sliced almonds.
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23. Green Beans with Bacon and Onions

Green beans in a white serving dish.
Green Beans with Bacon and Onions
Nutritious, convenient frozen green beans are combined with caramelized onions and bacon in this delicious side dish.
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Side Dishes – Cold Salads

24. Apple Cranberry Salad

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Apple Cranberry Salad
This refreshing Apple Cranberry Salad highlights beautiful autumnal flavors with a counterpoint of blue cheese drizzled with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette (recipe included).
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25. Carrot Cranberry Salad

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Carrot Cranberry Salad
This 15-minute Carrot Cranberry Salad will please even the pickiest eaters. It's packed with healthy crunch from carrots and toasted pecans.
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Carrot Cranberry Salad in a serving bowl on a kitchen towel.

26. Vintage Broccoli Salad

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Broccoli Salad
Pure vintage comfort food and the perfect side dish for any summer party. Guests always ask for the recipe!
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27. Pear Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

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Pear Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Fresh, sliced pears topped with tangy blue cheese dressing and toasted slivered almonds.
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This Fresh Pear Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is composed of sliced pears topped with tangy blue cheese dressing and toasted slivered almonds. https://www.lanascooking.com/pear-salad-with-blue-cheese-dressing/

28. Not Quite Classic Waldorf Salad

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Not Quite Classic Waldorf Salad
Not Quite Classic Waldorf Salad – my version of the classic waldorf salad using apples, pecans, celery, and dried cranberries.
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29. Sunshine Salad

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Sunshine Salad
Sunshine Salad is a traditional gelatin salad, or congealed salad, made with lemon jello, pineapple, carrots, and chopped nuts.
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30. Lime Congealed Salad

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Lime Congealed Salad
An old fashioned southern favorite, Lime Congealed Salad stands in as a fantastic salad, side dish, or dessert.
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31. Blueberry Pineapple Congealed Salad

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Blueberry Pineapple Congealed Salad
This Blueberry Pineapple Congealed Salad is topped with sweetened cream cheese, sour cream, and walnuts for a wonderfully sweet and tart dish.
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32. Strawberry Banana Jello Mold

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Strawberry Banana Jello Mold
A refreshing summer jello mold with strawberries, bananas, pineapple, sour cream, and nuts.
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This Strawberry Banana Jello Mold is a refreshing summer-y jello salad with strawberries, bananas, and pineapple. https://www.lanascooking.com/strawberry-banana-jello-mold/

33. Raspberry Jello Mold (Polly’s Pink Stuff)

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Polly’s Pink Stuff
Polly’s Pink Stuff (Raspberry Jello Mold)
A retro recipe for a festive Raspberry Jello Mold. My grandmother's holiday specialty served for every Christmas and Easter dinner.
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Polly's Pink Stuff - A retro recipe for a festive raspberry jello mold. http://www.lanascooing.com/pollys-pink-stuff-raspberry-jello-mold/

Side Dishes – Other

34. Squash and Cornbread Casserole

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Squash and Cornbread Casserole
Yellow summer squash combine with convenient cornbread mix, sour cream, and onion for a Squash and Cornbread Casserole to accompany any weeknight dinners.
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35. Old Fashioned Cornbread

A slice of cornbread topped with a pat of butter.
Old Fashioned Cornbread
Old Fashioned Cornbread made with white cornmeal, buttermilk, and no sugar (!) is perfect with everything from fried chicken to chili.
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36. Southern Cornbread Muffins

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Southern Cornbread Muffins
Quick and easy Southern Cornbread Muffins ready for the table in under 30 minutes. Serve plain or add a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey!
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Condiments and Extras

37. Easy Cranberry Orange Sauce

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Easy Cranberry Orange Sauce
A must-have for Thanksgiving, my Easy Cranberry Orange Sauce uses 5 simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make the perfect sweet and tart condiment.
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38. Kumquat and Dried Cherry Chutney

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Kumquat and Dried Cherry Chutney
Kumquat and Dried Cherry Chutney is an elegantly delicious accompaniment for your Thanksgiving dinner. Perfect with turkey!
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39. Classic Southern Jezebel Sauce

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Classic Southern Jezebel Sauce
Classic Southern Jezebel Sauce with its spicy sweet heat is so versatile that it's used as a condiment, appetizer, marinade, or dipping sauce!
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40. Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Brittle

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Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Brittle with pumpkin seeds instead of peanuts and the addition of cinnamon. Perfect for Thanksgiving!
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This Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Brittle swaps out the traditional peanuts for pumpkin seeds and adds a little cinnamon. A nice extra for Thanksgiving dinner. https://www.lanascooking.com/cinnamon-pumpkin-seed-brittle/

Desserts – Cakes

41. Old Fashioned Southern Caramel Layer Cake

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Old Fashioned Southern Caramel Layer Cake
This old fashioned southern Caramel Layer Cake with an easy homemade caramel frosting tastes like a little slice of heaven!
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42. Chocolate Little Layer Cake

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Chocolate Little Layer Cake
This southern heritage Chocolate Little Layer Cake consists of tiny layers baked individually and topped with boiled chocolate icing.
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43. Chocolate-Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate-Chocolate Cake
Light chocolately cake layers with a luscious, rich cocoa frosting.
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Chocolate-Chocolate Cake - light chocolately cake layers with a luscious, rich cocoa frosting. https://www.lanascooking.com/chocolate-chocolate-cake

44. Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake

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Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake
This Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake is made with a rich, buttery batter of pumpkin and warm fall spices, topped with a sweetened buttermilk glaze.
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45. Classic Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

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Classic Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
A spiced pumpkin roll with sweet cream cheese filling. Perfect dessert for any fall dinner.
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Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Roll - A spiced pumpkin roll with sweet cream cheese filling. Perfect for your Thanksgiving dessert menu. https://www.lanascooking.com/cream-cheese-filled-pumpkin-roll/

46. Fast and Easy Pumpkin Crunch Cake

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Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Cake
This Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Cake is jam-packed with all the best fall season flavors. You'll mix up this delicious dessert in 10 minutes using cake mix for a shortcut!
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Desserts – Pies & Cobblers

47. Pecan Cheesecake Pie

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Pecan Cheesecake Pie
A delicious grand finale for any holiday meal! Two all-time favorite desserts combine in a luscious Pecan Cheesecake Pie with a cheesecake layer on the bottom and pecan pie on top.
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48. Apple Patchwork Cobbler

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Patchwork Apple Cobbler
This taste tempting Patchwork Apple Cobbler is made with fresh fall apples, cinnamon, cardamom, and orange liqueur topped with a patchwork style crust.
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49. Gingerbread Apple Cobbler

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Gingerbread Apple Cobbler
This gingerbread apple cobbler takes advantage of a boxed mix and canned pie filling for one of the easiest, tastiest desserts of the fall!
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Desserts – Other

50. Charlotte Russe

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Charlotte Russe
A light, creamy, combination of eggs, whipping cream and whiskey. A traditional Southern dessert typically served for Christmas holidays
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51. Hot Curried Georgia Peaches

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Hot Curried Georgia Peaches
Peaches spiced with curry, cinnamon, and cloves, served with butter pecan ice cream.
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52. Old Fashioned Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze

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Old Fashioned Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze
You'll love this Old Fashioned Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze with warm spices topped with a sweet-tart lemon glaze.
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53. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies
Luscious swirls of cream cheese running through these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies infused with all the best fall spices make them an extra special dessert for your holiday dinners.
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A serving of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies on a plate dusted with powdered sugar.

54. Black Walnut Pumpkin Bread

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Black Walnut Pumpkin Bread
You'll love this moist, flavorful Black Walnut Pumpkin Bread with warm autumn spices, luscious pumpkin flavor, and fragrant American black walnuts.
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Sliced black walnut pumpkin bread on a serving board.

Leftovers

55. Asian Inspired Turkey Noodle Bowl

Noodles, turkey, and accompaniments in a white serving bowl.
Asian Inspired Turkey Noodle Bowl
Use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey to create this Asian Inspired Turkey Noodle Bowl – a brothy bowl full of noodles with turkey, lime, hot chili sauce, cilantro, green onions, and soy sauce.
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56. Old Fashioned Turkey Tetrazzini Casserole

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Old Fashioned Turkey Tetrazzini Casserole
Turn those Thanksgiving leftovers into one of the most delicious casseroles ever – Turkey Tetrazzini! Combine chopped roasted turkey and pasta to create a dinner your whole family will be excited about!
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57. Easy Leftover Turkey Soup

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Easy Leftover Turkey Soup
This delicious, hearty, and easy Leftover Turkey Soup with potatoes and mushrooms is topped with a generous amount of cheese and served with crusty bread on the side.
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58. Apple Cranberry Quesadillas

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Apple Cranberry Quesadillas
A fantastic use for your Thanksgiving leftovers! Apple pie filling, cranberry sauce, pecans, and jack cheese combine for a delicious treat.
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