Here's how long Thanksgiving leftovers last

Everything has a shelf life.

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.


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


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

Homemade cranberry sauce

Canned cranberry sauce

Potatoes and yams



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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.