33 Gluten Free Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving in 2020 may not be like everyone is used to...but that doesn't mean you can't have a delicious gluten free Thanksgiving AND get the most out of your Thanksgiving leftovers!

To help you do just that, I've rounded up 33 gluten free Thanksgiving recipes that transform holiday leftovers into scrumptious treats! Whether you're looking for dreamy vegan desserts using cranberry sauce or cozy turkey chili that's perfect for a cold night, this recipe round-up has you covered.

Have #glutenfree #Thanksgiving leftovers? Transform them with these 33 #celiac friendly recipes, which include #vegan, #keto & #paleo options.

Now for the fun part...scrolling down this post for ALL the gluten free Thanksgiving leftovers recipe inspiration!

1. Baked Cranberry Chicken Breasts - Slow the Cook Down

If you have some leftover cranberry sauce or just looking for a quick, simple and easy meal, give this 2 ingredient recipe a go! These cranberry chicken breasts are cooked in one skillet and oven-baked for the juiciest piece of chicken.

2. Leftover Turkey Soup with Rice and Spinach - Mashup Mom 

This comforting leftover turkey soup recipe is flavorful and filling, chock full of rice, turkey, and veggies — and the perfect way to make a little of your Thanksgiving turkey into something completely new!

3. Keto Turkey Brie Cranberry Chaffle Sandwich (Low Carb) - Divalicious Recipes 

The beauty of this low carb sandwich is that it can be quickly made with the leftovers from the holidays and the chaffle takes minutes to make.

Have #glutenfree #Thanksgiving leftovers? Transform them with these 33 #celiac friendly recipes, which include #vegan, #keto & #paleo options.

4. Crockpot Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Chili - Two Pink Peonies

After cooking so much for Thanksgiving you’ll love this easy toss-and-go crockpot White Turkey Chili recipe. As always, make sure you use gluten free stock.

5. Gluten-Free Mashed Potato Crust Quiche - MI Gluten Free Gal

Use those leftover mashed potatoes to make the most amazing flourless gluten free quiche!

6. Gluten Free Stuffed Butternut Squash (Dairy Free Option) - Fearless Dining

Thanksgiving leftovers taste delicious when baked into a sweet butternut squash! Bring new life to your leftovers. 

7. Gluten Free Cheesy Creole Turkey Pasta - A Sprinkling of Cayenne

Turn leftover turkey into a cheesy, creamy and dreamy dinner.

Have #glutenfree #Thanksgiving leftovers? Transform them with these 33 #celiac friendly recipes, which include #vegan, #keto & #paleo options.

8. Turkey Bone Broth - Maple + Mango

Learn how to make a delicious, nutrient-rich, immune-boosting turkey bone broth. This recipe covers two different cooking methods: Instant Pot (pressure cooker) and Stovetop. This is the perfect way to use every part of your turkey!

9. Crispy Gluten Free Mashed Potato Waffles - Officially Gluten Free

Gluten free waffles get an upgrade thanks to leftover mashed potatoes.

10. Gluten Free Holiday Ham and Rice Benedict with Blender Cranberry Hollandaise Sauce - Food Meanderings 

These Gluten Free Holiday Ham & Rice Benedicts are baked in a muffin tin and included a rice base topped with ham, green onion cheese, and an egg. A mildly spicy blender Cranberry Hollandaise sauce is the perfect final touch.

11. Creamy Cranberry Smoothie Bowl (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac 

Use your leftover cranberries or cranberry sauce to whip up this refreshing gluten free and vegan smoothie bowl!

Have #glutenfree #Thanksgiving leftovers? Transform them with these 33 #celiac friendly recipes, which include #vegan, #keto & #paleo options.

12. Paleo Turkey Tortilla Soup (Dairy Free) - Hot Pan Kitchen

This Turkey Tortilla Soup is a healthy version of the classic. Made with veggies, spices, and leftover turkey, it’s a warm and comforting recipe that’s super easy to make. 

13. Vegan Brussel Sprout Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing - Yum Vegan Lunch Ideas

This delicious and satisfying Brussel sprout salad with poppy seed dressing is the perfect way to use up those leftover sprouts! It works great for something more refreshing after a heavy thanksgiving eating lots of food! 

14. Protein-Rich Pumpkin Spice Smoothie - Amy D Gorin

Use leftover pumpkin pie puree to whip up a refreshing and protein-rich smoothie.

15. Thanksgiving Leftover Enchiladas - The Forked Spoon

Use gluten free tortillas and your gluten free Thanksgiving leftovers to create easy, cheesy and deliciously festive enchiladas!

Have #glutenfree #Thanksgiving leftovers? Transform them with these 33 #celiac friendly recipes, which include #vegan, #keto & #paleo options.

16. Black Friday Pie (Paleo) - Small Footprints Family

Think Shepherd's pie, but even easier to make thanks to your gluten free (and optionally paleo) Thanksgiving leftovers!

17. Leftover White Bean Turkey Chili - Mae's Menu

A creamy and savory recipe without any tomatoes, this leftover white bean turkey chili is a fantastic way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers! This recipe is naturally gluten-free and high in protein and fiber!

18. Mexican Turkey Soup - Keto Cooking Wins

This is not your usual turkey soup. Instead, it's loaded with plenty of citrus and bold Mexican flavors, turning your leftover turkey into a flavorful fiesta! 

19. Cranberry Oat No Bake Bars - Spabettie

This tasty no-bake bar recipe is a great way to enjoy seasonal cranberries - or leftover cranberry sauce - for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!

Have #glutenfree #Thanksgiving leftovers? Transform them with these 33 #celiac friendly recipes, which include #vegan, #keto & #paleo options.

20. Leftover Turkey Casserole (Keto, Low Carb) - Tasty Galaxy

This amazing Leftover Turkey Casserole is very easy to make, and you will be able to use up the turkey you have leftover from Thanksgiving! Easy, delicious and a perfect dinner:

21. Cranberry Salad Dressing - Cook Eat Well

This easy cranberry dressing is the perfect way to use leftover cranberry sauce!

22. Crispy Maple Mustard Stuffed Potato Balls (Vegan, Soy Free) - Spabettie 

Have leftover mashed potatoes AND cranberry sauce? Roll them into these crispy potato balls for a tasty new dish

23. Cheesy Potato-Crusted Chicken Pot Pies - What a Girl Eats

Leftovers? These pot pies are the perfect way to repurpose chicken or turkey. Add left-over veggies and mashed potatoes to make these Cheesy Potato and Turkey Pot Pies that are naturally gluten free.

24. Cold Busting Asian Chicken Soup - Evidence-Based Mommy

This Asian inspired soup can easily be made with turkey. It will be a welcome change from the heavy food from Thanksgiving.

25. Leftover Turkey Stroganoff (Grain Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free) - Emma Eats and Explores

What to do with your leftover turkey? This creamy stroganoff will become a new favourite - so delicious you'll make sure you always have leftovers!

26. Hawaiian Chicken Salad - Babaganosh 

Use up your leftover ham to make this Hawaiian Chicken Salad with Pineapple and Ham! An easy salad perfect for making the day after Thanksgiving, it can even be made from leftover turkey instead of chicken! Serve in lettuce wraps for a light meal, or with gluten-free bread or wraps.

27. Vegan Pumpkin Banana Bread Bars (Paleo) - Casey the College Celiac

If you have leftover pumpkin puree, whipping up these pumpkin banana bread bars is the perfect way to use it up!

Have #glutenfree #Thanksgiving leftovers? Transform them with these 33 #celiac friendly recipes, which include #vegan, #keto & #paleo options.

28. Cranberry Sauce Cocktail - Sula and Spice

This cocktail will probably become your favorite use for leftover cranberry sauce! Mix up some juice, vodka and orange liqueur. So refreshing! (As always, double check your alcohol and liqueur is gluten free).

29. Slow Cooker Leftover Turkey Curry - Recipe This

This slow-cooker dinner is perfect for making an easy and delicious one-pot meal after all the Thanksgiving cooking!

30. Easy Leftover Turkey Casserole Recipe with Mayonaise (Low Carb) - Wholesome Yum

Trying to decide what to do with leftover turkey? Make this easy leftover turkey casserole recipe with mayonnaise. Common ingredients and 10 mins prep!

31. Waffled Gluten-Free Stuffing: Leftover Genius - MI Gluten Free Gal

Use your leftover stuffing to create these creative waffles, and make an epic leftover turkey sandwich!

Have #glutenfree #Thanksgiving leftovers? Transform them with these 33 #celiac friendly recipes, which include #vegan, #keto & #paleo options.

32. BBQ Turkey Stuffed Baked Potatoes - Hunny I'm Home DIY

You can't go wrong with BBQ and baked potatoes!

33. Easy Keto Cucumber and Turkey Sandwiches (Low Carb) - Savvy Honey

These gluten free cucumber turkey sandwiches are so easy to make. These sandwiches are filled with cream cheese and turkey meat (you can use lunch meat or leftover turkey).

Happy Thanksgiving and Eat Safely!

However you spend Thanksgiving this year, I hope it's filled with yummy food and even more yummy leftovers.

And if you have your own favorite way to transform Thanksgiving leftovers, let me know in the comments! 


  1. Wow! What an incredible recipe roundup. Thank you for all these recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers. I'm especially excited about the ones for mashed potatoes - yum!

  2. What a great list!! That Chaffle sandwich looks amazing! I can not wait to try some of these recipes. Thanks for sharing!


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