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Over 50 Dairy-Free Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in News, Nutrition Headlines with 4 Comments

You didn’t think I would leave you hanging did you? All of these amazing Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes, and no creative ways to enjoy the Thanksgiving leftovers? Not a chance. Waste not, want not is a saying that I truly live by, so below is a list of recipes to help prevent a single morsel of that holiday smorgesbord from heading to the trash.

So many Thanksgiving leftovers recipes use copius amounts of cheese or other dairy products to morph them into a casserole. But there are plenty of creative ways to use up those delicious remains without a drop of milk. This post includes a round-up of dairy-free recipes to help you enjoy that leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, cornbread, pumpkin, and tofurky (yes, there are even recipes out there for using up extra faux meat) for many meals to come. Vegans and vegetarians need not feel shy about checking out the leftover turkey recipes, too. Several will work equally well with Tofurky.

Just like my Thanksgiving post, these Thanksgiving leftovers recipes are already dairy-free (that is, no milk-based ingredients (no casein, lactose, whey, etc.)), so there is no need for alterations, unless you are feeling adventurous of course! And you thought you were done cooking …

A Visual Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe Feast

Are you actually stuffing-ed out? Make …

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Stuffing Croutons

Stuffing Croutons from Gluten-Free Easily

Did that pumpkin pie call for just 1 cup of pumpkin, but you bought a big 29oz can (or two)? Make …

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding from Art and Lemons

Was the 25 lb turkey too big for your family, or was no one else willing to sample the Tofurky? Make …

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey or Tofurky Pot Pie from Gluten-Free Easily

or …

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Upgraded Turkey Cranberry Sandwiches, on Go Dairy Free


Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Spicy ‘n Sweet Turkey Pinto Bean Chili

Spicy ‘n Sweet Turkey Pinto Bean Chili from Simply Sugar & Gluten Free

Did the turkey steal the show, leaving that holiday ham barely touches? Make …

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Gluten-Free Ham Loaf

Ham Loaf from The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Did the triple-batch of cranberry sauce equal overkill? Make …

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Leftover Cranberry Sauce - Ginger Muffins

Cranberry-Sauced Muffins from Alisa Cooks


Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes - Dairy-Free Cranberry Ice Cream

Dairy-Free Cranberry Ice Cream from Ricki Heller

And for some double duty recipes, make …

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Vegan Thanksgiving Quiche

Vegan Thanksgiving Quiche from Bittersweet

or …

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Turkey & Cranberry Sushi

Turkey & Cranberry Sushi from Closet Cooking

or …

 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

 Almost Martha’s Pumpkin Pancakes topped with Cranberry Sauce from Alisa Cooks

More Amazing Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes



Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Baked Turkey Croquettese

About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living


  1. Big Apple CurryNovember 22, 2012 at 11:26 amReply

    Great article! You’re so right about most leftover Thanksgiving recipes calling for endless amounts of cheese. This is what I’m making with my leftovers tomorrow, another dairy-free recipe for you:

    Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey & Potato Cutlets with Cranberry Chutney


  2. mamatinkDecember 2, 2013 at 5:18 pmReply

    I had plenty of leftovers from the holiday too!!. I put together a ‘turkey leftover casserole’
    jar turkey gravy
    2 1/2 c stuffing (bread cubes, dairy free butter, onions, celery)
    2 1/2 c m potatoes (rice milk, df butter, taters)
    2 1/2 c shredded/ cut up turkey
    cook stuffing, gravy and turkey on stove till warm
    m potatoes in baking dish fill turkey stuffing gravy mixture on top
    cover w foil 30 min on 350
    great for our df kiddos!! they ate this more than on thxgiving day separated
    4-5 servings always add more or less depending on family size, we have 7 kiddos so was perfect smaller portions

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