Thanksgiving AND Leftover Turkey Recipes!

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pecan pie

Perfect Pecan Pie (Guaranteed not to be pecan soup!)

With just two days until Thanksgiving, I thought I’d give y’all some last minute ideas by showing you Southern Plate recipes which will definitely be on our Thanksgiving table this year! We have an obscene amount of food but every family goes home with plenty of leftovers so nothing goes to waste! These are just a few of our standards, whose recipes I’ve already covered on Southern Plate.


At the bottom of this post, I have a list of Southern Plate recipes to help you use up that leftover turkey! I’ll be posting again before Thanksgiving but I wanted to get this to y’all in time for your last minute grocery store trips!


sweet potato casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Note: Substitute Splenda for the sugar in the sweet potatoes to cut back on this dessert!

marshmallow sweet potato casserole

Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes

Note: Substitute Splenda for the sugar in the sweet potatoes to cut back on this dessert!

cheesy hash brown casserole

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

In my family, its not Thanksgiving without a hash brown casserole!

squash casserole

Squash Casserole

frozen cranberry banana salads

Granny Jordan’s Frozen Cranberry Banana Salads

crock pot dressing with cornbread

Crock Pot Chicken And Dressing

buttermilk congealed salad

Buttermilk Congealed Salad

Note: Use Sugar free gelatin and light cool whip to cut back on this dish!

pecan pie muffins

Pecan Pie Muffins

holiday fruit salad

Holiday Fruit Salad

Note: Use Splenda instead of Sugar in the sauce to cut back on this dish! Also use Light fruit cocktail!

caramel corn

Caramel Corn (To Fight Thanksgiving Munchies!)

fruit cocktail cake

Old Fashioned Fruit Cocktail Cake

apple dapple cake

Apple Dapple Cake

pat in pan pie crust

Quick Pat In Pan Pie Crust

(For those Thanksgiving Pies!)

Leftover Turkey, Hooray!

Waste not, want not! Those words hold more truth than ever right after our Thanksgiving feasts. Hopefully, you are fortunate enough to have had a turkey at your house and are blessed with leftovers. What to do with all of that turkey? First off, DON’T THROW IT AWAY!!! The very first thing I do is shred my turkey and place it in zipper sealed bags to freeze. If you have a little broth, put a tablespoon or so in each bag to ensure it stays nice and moist. I usually put about a cup and a half of shredded turkey per bag. That is a good amount for most casseroles and such and if you need more, simply get two bags from your freezer.

To help you use up those leftovers, here are some Southern Plate recipes in which you simple exchange turkey for the chicken and you’re off to the races! Why not use this time to try out some new dishes?!

Chicken Turkey And Dumplings

Chicken Turkey Salad

Chicken Turkey Noodle Soup

Our Family’s Chicken Turkey Stew

Chicken Turkey And Broccoli Casserole

Country Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Turkey and Corn Casserole


Thankful for all of you 🙂

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  1. Thank you for the great recipes can’t wait til thanksgiving ! I’m very thankfull for you and your site here at southern plate your recipes are wonderful! Thank you very much from me n my whole family we’ve all tried your recipes !! Thanks. The kaylors

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