Whether you’re checking the Black Friday sales or starting off your first Christmas movie marathon, there is one thing you do not want to do the day after Thanksgiving — cook. I get it, you spent the day before stirring and sautéing away. Furthermore, you know you don’t want to eat a full Thanksgiving meal again. But you’re bound to be hungry, and that’s when you find some creative things to do with the leftover turkey.
If your stomach is turning thinking about white bread, mayo, and cold turkey breast, I’m here to put an end to that. Eating leftover turkey doesn’t have to mean an old school sandwich. If you’re going to pull out all of those dishes and unwrap their foil lids, you deserve to have something you can really enjoy. In fact, if you can find a leftover dish that uses not only the turkey, but the rest of those sides and a drizzle of cranberry sauce, it’s even better. You didn’t spend all that time choosing a turkey, thawing it, and cooking it to watch it mold in your fridge while you eat Ramen because you’re exhausted. With these 11 things to do with leftover turkey, you’re sure to be inspired and ready to eat. (But still not ready to really cook. That might take until Christmas.)