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What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

According to the National Turkey Federation (yes, this really is a thing) 88% of Americans surveyed eat turkey on Thanksgiving. You'll find lots of "talkin' turkey" facts and recipes on the organization's web site, including cooking instructions and recipes and instructions on how to freeze leftover cooked turkey.

That's a lot of turkey . . . and a whole lot of leftover turkey carcasses, necks, wings, legs and, well, you get the idea.

ReFED Predicts More Than 305 Million Pounds of Food Will Go To Waste This Thanksgiving

Let's stop the waste and challenge ourselves to use up as much leftover food from our Thanksgiving meal as possible!

For starters we can put the carcass (and odd parts) to good use by making turkey stock/broth that can be the beginnings of a great turkey soup. Check out this recipe at Spend with Pennies: Turkey Stock Broth.

You can take it a step further and reuse the carcass and a bunch of leftover vegetables — including mashed potatoes — to make a delicious turkey soup. Check out the recipe for Next Day Turkey Soup at The Food Network: Next-Day Turkey Soup with Mashed Potato Polpetti

Good Housekeeping has put together an assortment of 53 easy recipes using leftover turkey: 53 Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes That You Won't Get Tired Of

You'll find directions for making a Leftover Thanksgiving Panini using leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and dressing over at The Food Network: Leftover Turkey Panini

Leftover sweet potatoes? Try this award winning recipe from Taste of Home for Sweet Potato Waffles with Nut Topping.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy Your Leftovers!