Chef Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers - Rachael Ray Every Day

Chef Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

What do you get when you challenge five chefs to turn what's left of Thanksgiving dinner into something surprising? Food you'll want to eat all weekend long.
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Hey chefs, make over my leftovers!

We put a Top Chef, a cookbook author, two restaurant owners and a cooking show host to the test to see how they could transform our favorite holiday meal into something extraordinary. Let's just say they definitely didn't disappoint.

Table of food

Sara Moulton

Chef and host of Sara's Weeknight Meals on PBS, Mouton takes stuffing and potatoes and transforms them into creamy dumpling soup.

Sara Moulton

Potato and Turkey Soup with Parmesan Stuffing Dumplings

"I was leafing through an old Italian cookbook and came across a recipe for bread dumplings. So I made something similar with stuffing. They're delicious in a creamy soup that uses mashed potatoes as its base." -- Sara Moulton

Potato and Turkey Soup with Parmesan Stuffing Dumplings

Potato and Turkey Soup with Parmesan Stuffing Dumplings

Elizabeth Falkner

The Next Iron Chef finalist and author of Cooking Off the Clock turns a day-old dinner into a decadent breakfast.

Elizabeth Falkner

Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey and Spicy Maple Syrup

"On Thanksgiving weekend, breakfast, brunch and lunch all blend together. This recipe is great for any of those times. The cornflake crust makes the turkey so crisp, plus I love how it connects to the breakfasty nature of the dish." -- Elizabeth Falkner

Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey and Spicy Maple Syrup

Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey and Spicy Maple Syrup

Richard Blais

Hard to believe, but this Top Chef All-Stars winner and chef-owner of Flip Burger Boutiques and Juniper & Ivy turns pumpkin pie into savory pasta.

Richard Blais

Pumpkin Pie Pasta

"Butternut squash, brown butter and sage is a classic Italian combo for pasta. It makes sense to use pumpkin pie filling in a similar dish." -- Richard Blais

Pumpkin Pie Pasta

Pumpkin Pie Pasta

Dale Talde

The Top Chef contestant and chef-owner of Talde reinvents American holiday fixin's as Chinese lo mein.

Dale Talde

Leftover Lo Mein

"I use a lot of herbs in this dish because they remind me of the aroma of Thanksgiving. When you smell them, there's an immediate reaction. You think -- someone's making stuffing!" -- Dale Talde

Leftover Lo Mein

Leftover Lo Mein

Ford Fry

Chef-owner of Jct. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, The Optimist and St. Cecilia in Atlanta, Fry makes Mexican tamales out of turkey and stuffing.

Ford Fry

Thanksgiving Tamales

"Tamales are like a full meal in one little pouch. You get your starch and your protein, and you can easily add a vegetable, too." -- Ford Fry

Thanksgiving Tamales

Thanksgiving Tamales