11/22/2012 10:21 am ET Updated Jan 22, 2013

7 Ways To Repurpose Thanksgiving Leftovers

Once Thanksgiving dinner is cooked, served and eaten, you'll want a pat on the back, a nap and maybe some sweatpants. With no more timers to set or turkeys to roast, it's time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family.

Come Friday, though, you'll probably get hungry again -- and you'll probably have a fridge full of leftovers. We've rounded up seven ways to turn your leftovers into dishes that will give them new life rather than make you feel obliged to recreate Thanksgiving dinner for lack of a better option.

Get creative and embrace your leftovers: fewer trips to the grocery store is always a good thing. Here are our favorite ways to repurpose your Thanksgiving leftovers, brought to you by the spirited home cooks' community at Food52.

• Check out our 7 Autumn Soups to serve with your leftovers.
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7 Ways To Repurpose Thanksgiving Leftovers