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9 Unique Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Whip up something more inspired than your usual turkey-and-cranberry-sauce sandwich

5. Turkey Congee With Barley

by Nina Simonds

Rather than being tossed out, the turkey carcass turns into a nourishing soup, perfect for the day after a heavy Thanksgiving meal. Ginger, scallions, rice wine and sesame oil flavor this fragrant dish.

Per serving: 303 calories, 2g saturated fat, 33g carbohydrates, 21g protein, 7g fiber, 816mg sodium

6. Turkey and Black Bean Tamale Pie

by Rick Rodgers

Cooked turkey becomes a next-day supper in this Mexican-inspired dish, which is flexible to substitutions. If you've made turkey stock from your turkey bones, you can use that in this recipe as well.

Per serving: 363 calories, 4g saturated fat, 42g carbohydrates, 24g protein, 9g fiber, 581mg sodium

7. Memorable Knishes

by Molly O'Neill

Leftover mashed potatoes find a tasty home in these easy knishes — which are also delicious made with leftover sweet potatoes.

Per serving: 90 calories, 1g saturated fat, 12g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 1g fiber, 228mg sodium

8. Potato Bread

by James Beard

Leftover mashed potatoes are transformed into a moist loaf of bread in this classic recipe. Just make sure to save some of the water you use to cook the potatoes. It's full of starch, which you'll need to make the bread.

Per serving: 164 calories, 2g saturated fat, 29g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 1g fiber, 379mg sodium

9. Parmesan Cheese and Walnut Tart

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

This unique savory tart is delicious served for dinner with a simple green salad. Leftover mashed potatoes are combined with eggs, flour, cream, Parmesan and walnuts for a rich and creamy result. It's high-fat, but well worth an infrequent indulgence.

Per serving: 457 calories, 19g saturated fat, 24g carbohydrates, 13g protein, 1g fiber, 314mg sodium

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