These storing and reheating tips will make sure that Thanksgiving is a meal that keeps on giving.
white plate with remaining thanksgiving food scraps
Photography by Johnny Miller
| Credit: Photography by Johnny Miller


Keep unsliced turkey on the bone, but stash the carved stuff in an airtight container with gravy and/or pan drippings on top to keep the meat moist and to save room in the fridge. When you're ready to eat, warm everything up in a pan over low heat. The gravy will gently poach the meat without drying it out.

Mashed Potatoes

There's no bigger buzzkill than dry leftover spuds. Pack them in a resealable plastic bag and press out the air. (Excess air will draw out moisture.) Reheat potatoes in a saucepan over low heat with a pat of butter and a tablespoon of milk per serving.


Leave that treat in the pie plate and cover it with a large bowl. An eggless pie, like apple, can stay on your counter for up to 2 days. Stash pumpkin and pecan pies in the fridge for up to a week. Let chilled pies come to room temperature before eating (if you can even wait that long).


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