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The real challenge of Thanksgiving isn’t figuring out how to entertain all your out-of-town relatives: It’s figuring out what to do with all your leftovers. No one really wants to eat dishes the same exact way the day after Thanksgiving, so amateur chefs and bloggers across the country have been cooking up hundreds of fresh twists that put traditional holiday ingredients to use. With the help of our friends at Pinterest, we scoured the internet in search of the most-pinned Thanksgiving leftover recipe—and, no, it’s not a crafty sandwich.

Coming in with 62,000 saves, Turkey Pot Pie Soup is the number one leftover dish on Pinterest this holiday season, and it’s easy to see why. The light and cozy concoction by Danielle Andrews, the founder, creator, and voice behind Ancestral Nutrition, takes a heartwarming approach to scrap turkey and excess vegetables.

Filled with protein and fiber-rich veggies, and finished with a savory bone broth, her soup spin on turkey pot pie is a dreamy, creamy, alternative for anyone who happened to overload on carbs the evening before. What’s more, you can whip ups a steaming pot of this nutritious medley in under 30 minutes. Best enjoyed by a roaring fire, you’ll want to make this pot pie riff all winter long. 

Here’s a brief break down of Andrews’ beloved recipe:


  • 2 cups turkey
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 onion
  • 1 potato
  • 1 tsp Sage, dried
  • 5 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 1/2 cups bone broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter


  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a large pot
  2. Add veggies and potato, cook until onions are soft
  3. Introduce the bone broth and let simmer for approximately 20 minutes
  4. Add the herbs and turkey, cook until hot
  5. Add cream

For the full recipe, take a peek at Andrews’ site. If you’re going to make anything from your Thanksgiving leftovers, this recipe is IT.

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