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Comfort Food: Recipes for Your Turkey Leftovers

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Thanksgiving is a day spent full of cheer alongside family, friends, and typically an abundance of food! You slave over the stove for hours spending time making these meals, so why let the food go to waste once the holiday is over? Here are a few recipe ideas from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food cookbook that will help you to utilize that leftover turkey and make a delicious meal!

Comfort Food: Recipes for Your Turkey Leftovers

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Nobody will ever ask “Where’s the beef?” with this dish! The secret to what makes this dish so delectable is its sauce—a mixture of tomatoes, ketchup, barbeque sauce, brown sugar, mustard, and one other extra special ingredient to spice it up! A must-try after Thanksgiving.

Baked Rueben Calzone

This is the baked version of the very famous sandwich that has been around since the 1920s. All you need is pizza dough, leftover turkey, cheese, and some special condiments to make this tummy-satisfying meal that your family will enjoy!

Spiced Turkey Soup

We at here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac believe in the saying “Soup is liquid comfort.” This spicy favorite will take only about 30 minutes before it’s on your table—and you’d better make a big batch because you’ll definitely be asked for seconds!

Turkey Potpies With Stuffing Crumb Topping

Why buy a frozen pot pie when you already have the leftover ingredients to make one yourself?! This little piece of heaven will give you a new twist on your Thanksgiving dinner, and since half of the ingredients are already made, it shouldn’t take you very much time at all! Utilize your leftover veggies as well in this dish, then pop it into the oven and there you go—dinnertime delight!

You can find the full recipes for each of these meals plus hundreds more in our Comfort Food cookbook! When you make these, please be sure to send us a picture of how they turned out—we would love to know what you think. To find a sample of the full recipes from Comfort Food that are available now, visit Almanac.com/ComfortFoodRecipes! Enjoy!