12 Recipes That Spice Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

VIDEO: Spruce up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

With stomachs stuffed with food and fridges stuffed with turkey, here are some post-Thanksgiving recipes that will give life to your leftovers. Whether it's a sandwich or cookie made with stuffing, these recipes are sure to put a dent in your fridge.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasses Layered Turkey Enchiladas
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Spice up your turkey leftovers by transforming them into turkey enchiladas. With chili powder, three cheeses, corn tortillas, and fresh cilantro for garnish and more, and you'll have a whole new meal for the whole family to enjoy.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasses Chopped Salad Wrap with Roast Turkey, Roquefort and Bacon.
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Wrap up your turkey and add bacon and Roquefort to transform your leftovers.


Like a baked ziti on steroids, this Thanksgiving-flavored casserole is pure comfort food.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasses Turkey and Rice Soup with Vegetables
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Warm up the day with this easy and satisfying soup.

PHOTO: Emeril's turkey sandwich with provolone and pesto is shown here.
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Press your turkey into a delicious panini sandwich from Emeril. Pesto and provolone give this sandwich Italian flair. Click here to see the recipe.

PHOTO: Elizabeth Karmel's recipes featured on GMA, Nov. 9, 2011

This milkshake from Hill Country's executive chef, Elizabeth Karmel, is easy as pie. Blend your favorite pies with ice cream for the ultimate indulgence. Click here to see the recipe.

PHOTO: Emeril's "The Rachel" sandwich is shown here.
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These open-faced sandwiches disguise over-cooked turkey. Serve them topped with Emeril's spicy jicama and jalapeno coleslaw. Click here to see the recipe.

PHOTO: Downtown Cookie Company's stuffing cookies are shown here.
Courtesy Downtown Cookie Company

Made with stuffing, these cookies are an unexpectedly delicious treat. Use extra stuffing mix and mix it into the cookie dough. Don't be afraid to dunk them in milk! Click here to see the recipe.

Turkey Tex-Mex Casserole
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Try something new with this tex-mex casserole from Emeril. This works as an easy weeknight meal when you're tired of plain turkey. Click here to see the recipe.

PHOTO: Sandra Lee's turkey soup is shown here.
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Sandra Lee's Turkey Soup

Use the gizzards and turkey bones to make this flavorful soup. Add pasta, vegetables and white or dark meat for warm and hearty lunch. Click here to see the recipe.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasses Turkey Waldorf Sandwich.
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Doll up your next-day sandwiches with fresh apples, dried cherries and pecans.

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