10 Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers (That You Haven't Heard Of Yet)


Potatoes as the Appetizer

Twice baked potatoes are twice as good.
Twice baked potatoes are twice as good.

Leftover baked potatoes can also act as appetizers. Twice-baked potatoes are a great option for lots of leftover potatoes. Meredith Myers, manager for public relations at the U.S. Potato Board, recommends this recipe for spicy skins [source: Myers].


  • Baked potatoes
  • Milk
  • Plain yogurt
  • Salt and pepper
  • Onion, chopped
  • Green pepper, chopped
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Green chilies
  • Leftover turkey
  • Mexican-cheese blend


  • Slice off about one-fourth of the top of a baked potato.
  • Scoop out the inside of the potatoes and mash them with equal parts milk and plain yogurt.
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Sautee chopped onions and green peppers in a pan until tender.
  • Add a few red pepper flakes for spice.
  • Combine the mashed potato mixture and the sautéed ingredients.
  • Add in a few bites of leftover turkey and a can of green chilies.
  • Stuff the potato skins with the mixture.
  • Top with a Mexican-cheese blend.
  • Bake filled skins at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius) for 20 minutes.