We love ourselves a good leftover. It's next day's lunch or even dinner, part two. For these reasons alone, planning ahead for leftovers can be straight up smart. Thanksgiving undoubtedly provides some of the very best leftovers to be had in a year. It's a meal you definitely don't mind enjoying over and over again. Here's our roundup of some of the very best recipes using Thanksgiving dinner's leftovers.

Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms by CHOW

Stuffed mushrooms have been a cocktail party favourite for years; this recipe uses leftover Thanksgiving stuffing as the filler!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Club Sandwich by CHOW

Leftover turkey sandwiches are often more enjoyable than the big Thanksgiving meal itself. For this version, every single component of the Thanksgiving meal is packed between two pieces of bread, down to a smashed dinner roll in the center. No need to go as nuts as CHOW did, simply use whatever you have leftover to create your version of this epic Thanksgiving leftover sandwich!

Potato Croquettes by Paula Deen

Make use of those mashed potato leftovers with this yummy next-day recipe from Paula Deen atThe Food Network!

Cranberry Buttermilk Pancakes by The Kitchn

If you are thinking of going light after a day of Thanksgiving feasting, we suggest you do so after a plate of these heavenly pancakes that make use of leftover cranberry sauce. We're all for balance, but these fluffy puppies are about as good as breakfast indulgences get. They may even give my leftover sandwich a run for its money.

Leftover Mashed Potato Crusted Quiche by Teacher-Chef

Leftover mashed potatoes (if you have any!) are among the most coveted of all Thanksgiving leftovers. Turn them into a ready-to-go breakfast for next morning's breakfast or lunch.