Here's how long Thanksgiving leftovers last

Everything has a shelf life.

Before making a Pilgrim sandwich or a turkey pot pie, be sure to check guidelines for the fridge life of your favorite Thanksgiving eats.

Here's how long your leftovers will last in the fridge, freezer or both, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Turkey

How to store turkey: Cut leftover turkey into small pieces and store separately in small containers.

Gravy

Reheat gravy by bringing to a rolling boil. Cover to heat all the way through.

Homemade cranberry sauce

Canned cranberry sauce

Potatoes and yams

Stuffing

Pies

More tips...

Refrigerate all leftovers within two hours at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.

Leftovers should always be reheated to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Editor's note: This story was originally published on November 23, 2018.