13 Mouthwatering Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas to Repurpose Your Feast

Got plenty of food leftover from your Thanksgiving feast? These 13 vegan Thanksgiving leftover recipes are full of flavor.

Enjoy all your Thanksgiving leftovers the day after with these tasty recipes. | Connoisseurus Veg

(Updated November 28, 2019) One of the best parts of a Thanksgiving meal is the many leftovers you, your family, and your friends will inevitably enjoy for days. In place of multiple turkey sandwich variations, there is a myriad of vegan Thanksgiving leftover ideas to try and enjoy.

If you’re looking for some post-holiday dish ideas, look no further for inspiration.

13 Mouthwatering Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas to Repurpose Your Feast


Got pumpkin pie leftovers? Make them into a tasty breakfast casserole. | Oh She Glows

1. Leftover Vegan Pumpkin Pie Holiday Breakfast Casserole

Pumpkin pie is a tasty seasonal dessert that people always enjoy. If your guests couldn’t quite finish it this Thanksgiving, don’t panic — you can make it into something new and equally as tasty. This breakfast recipe takes the flavorful favorite and transforms it into a sweet morning meal. The recipe includes flax (or chia seeds), cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and almond milk.

Get the recipe here.

Consider using that leftover pumpkin in a martini. | Tasty Yummies

2. Leftover Vegan Pumpkin Puree Martini

Maybe you don’t have much of the actual pie leftover, but you do have an excess of pumpkin? One solution to prevent food waste is to puree it and add it to a martini. After all, a pumpkin martini is just the thing you need to relax after a long day in the kitchen. This rich recipe contains leftover pumpkin puree, vodka, organic canned coconut milk, and organic maple syrup. It’s also filled with warming spices.

Get the recipe here.

If you’ve made too much cranberry sauce, consider adding it to bread. | Oh My Veggies

3. Leftover Vegan Cranberry Sauce Bread

Overdid it on the cranberry sauce this year? Don’t worry, cranberry sauce can be used as a cereal topping, pancake topping, granola topping, dessert topping —you get the idea. This recipe effectively reuses leftover cranberry sauce in a hearty vegan breakfast bread. Yes, you actually put it in the bread. According to Oh My Veggies, it’s just like strawberry bread, only you just swap the strawberries for cranberries.

Get the recipe here.

Turn leftover mashed potatoes into cheesy vegan potato cakes. | The Veg Life

4. Leftover Vegan Mashed Potato Cakes

Mashed potatoes are usually a favorite on the Thanksgiving table, but if you find yourself with a little leftover, they taste just as great the day after. This leftover recipe for vegan mashed potato cakes contains a lot of vegan cheese, almond milk, bread crumbs, and even soy bacon bits. Serve a few cakes as an appetizer or four as a meal.

Get the recipe here.

Brussel sprout gratin is a tasty leftover dish. | Yup It’s Vegan

5. Leftover Vegan Brussel Sprout Gratin

Oven-roasted Brussel sprouts are a welcome side dish on any Thanksgiving table. Thankfully, if you’ve got a few leftover, this flavorful vegetable will taste just as good in another dish. This recipe contains Brussel sprouts, cashew mozzarella, shallots, oregano, and thyme. According to recipe creator Yup, It’s Vegan, the dish is “creamy, hearty, and comforting.” Grab yourself a well-deserved glass of wine and tuck in.

Get the recipe here.

Pack all of your Thanksgiving leftovers into a tasty wrap. | This Savory Vegan

6. Vegan Thanksgiving Leftovers Wraps

If you treated your guests to a big Thanksgiving feast and they just couldn’t manage it all, don’t worry, this recipe will help you pack all of those leftovers into one tasty dish. This filling recipe contains all sorts of leftover Thanksgiving delights—cranberry sauce, wild rice, vegan chicken, and leafy greens —as well as additional ingredients. If you enjoy the wrap, you don’t even need to wait for Thanksgiving to come round to indulge again. Add it to your repertoire and come back to it throughout the winter months.

Get the recipe here.

Enjoy vegan leftovers in a sandwich the day after Thanksgiving. | Keepin It Kind

7. Vegan Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

Wraps aren’t your thing and want to stick to a traditional sandwich? This vegan leftovers sandwich recipe has everything—leftover vegan green bean casserole, leftover vegan sweet potatoes, leftover vegan gravy, and leftover vegan cranberry sauce. Pop on your PJs, pour yourself a coffee and enjoy this packed sandwich in front of a holiday movie.

Get the recipe here.

Got stuffing leftover? Make these vegan veggie bites. | Genius Kitchen

8. Vegan Leftover Stuffing Veggie Bites

Leftover stuffing is most likely one of the most versatile Thanksgiving dishes that can be reused. This tasty recipe contains stuffing, peas, carrots, potatoes, and bread crumbs.

Get the recipe here.

If you don’t fancy veggie balls, make savory cupcakes with your leftovers. | Chow Vegan

9. Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffing Cupcakes

These cute and tasty muffins contain a handful of vegan Thanksgiving leftovers, most notably stuffing. The cupcake recipe also contains mashed potatoes and vegan gravy.

Get the recipe here.

Grab your leftovers and some fries and make yourself a vegan poutine. | Sweet Simple Vegan

10. Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Poutine

If you fancy making something fun and indulgent the day after Thanksgiving, this recipe for leftover poutine could be your solution. According to Sweet Simple Vegan, the dish “is simple, delicious and a great way to change things up if you are bored of plain ol’ leftovers.” 

Get the recipe here.

Mix your leftover veggies with gravy for lunch the day after Thanksgiving. | I Love Vegan

11. Roasted Thanksgiving Bowl

If you’ve got a bunch of veggies and potatoes leftover from the big day, don’t throw them away. Store them in the fridge overnight and then throw them all together in a bowl with gravy for a tasty lunch the next day.

Get the recipe here.

Mix all of your leftovers together in a tasty sandwich. | Connoisseurus Veg

12. Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches

This recipe for a leftover Thanksgiving sandwich is made with marinated tempeh, but you can add whatever you like. To make it extra moist, add gravy and cranberry sauce.

Get the recipe here.

Shepherd’s pie is a comforting way to enjoy your leftovers. | The Veg Life 

13. Thanksgiving Leftover Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

A vegan shepherd’s pie is a great way to mix leftover mashed potato, veggies, gravy, and even cranberry sauce. Make some extra gravy to go over the top, according to The Veg Life, “it really makes the dish.”

Get the recipe here.