Make the Most of Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

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  • November 20, 2018


Here at Dairy Good, we’ve celebrated #23DaysofThanksgiving with delicious recipes from the regional organizations that help spread dairy’s good story. We drooled over appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts ideas for the 22 days right up through Thanksgiving. But for Day 23, we’re trying to figure out what to do with all those leftovers.


Fortunately, our crew is up for the challenge with unexpectedly tasty ways to turn those leftovers into a feast of their own. From ham to cranberry sauce, from white wine to stuffing, we’ve got the recipes to keep everyone coming back to the dinner table. Knowing that turkey is often Thanksgiving’s main draw, let’s start with two recipes to reinvent the whole idea of leftovers:


Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Croquettes

This recipe from Florida Dairy Farmers has “day after Thanksgiving” baked right into the name! But going forward, you may want to make these more often than once a year.

Parmesan Crusted Greek Yogurt Meatloaf

Everyone enjoys a good meatloaf, and Dairy MAX surrounds a tasty ground turkey mixture with a crispy, cheesy breadcrumb outside that’s sure to make this a family favorite.

Stuffing Muffins

It doesn’t take much more than leftover dressing and an amazingly short amount of time to make something new and exciting, thanks to this recipe from California Milk Advisory Board.

Ham and Cheese Grits

Midwest Dairy deftly guides you through taking your leftover entrée and turning it into a savory Southern comfort food you can make in just a few minutes with only a few ingredients.

Cranberry Yogurt Bundt Cake

Cranberry Yogurt Bundt Cake

With a little time and creativity, California Milk Advisory Board completely reinvents your leftover cranberry sauce by converting it into a dessert your whole family will love.

White Wine Swiss Cheese Fondue

Should you find yourself with a half-empty bottle of white wine, ADA Mideast will help you turn it into a decadent treat you can enjoy with other adults.

Next year, these dishes may become the main course! We’d love to see how you’re cooking up your Thanksgiving leftovers in a dairy-licious way — whether you’re making the recipes above or inventing something of your own, please take a picture and share to social media with the hashtags #23DaysofThanksgiving and #UndeniablyDairy!