Overhead view of Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos in a white casserole dish

Thanksgiving Leftovers Nachos

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I know, now I’m just making up holidays. Regardless, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and if you celebrate this holiday then chances are you will have leftovers to eat this weekend. And so, I bring you a new, fun way to use up those leftovers: Thanksgiving Leftovers Nachos.

Some of the best recipes are comprised of foods you may not have expected, like corn tortilla chips (I used Xochitl) with cheese and cranberry sauce. Trust me, it works in the same way fruit or fig jam works on a cheese board with crackers. For my nacho platter, I used pepper jack cheese, but any grated cheese could be used. Great way to use up leftovers from a cheese board. For the roasted vegetables, I had a combination of sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts, and roasted onions.

Since there is always a football game on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, this recipe totally makes sense to use up those leftovers!

Cheers to happy, healthy, fun Thanksgiving with lots of delicious gluten-free eats!

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Closeup of Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos Recipe in a white casserole dish

5 from 2 votes
Overhead view of Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos in a white casserole dish
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Nachos

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 737kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten free nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag Xochitl corn tortilla chips
  • 1½ - 2 pounds grated cheese
  • 4 cups leftover turkey , shredded or chopped
  • 3 cups chopped roasted vegetables
  • ¾ - 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • Pickled red onions, pickled jalapenos, sour cream, and salsa for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large, rimmed sheet pan or large shallow casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Place half the chips in a single layer on the pan. Top with half the cheese, half the turkey, half the vegetables, and dot around half the cranberry sauce. Repeat the layers. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted.
  • Top with toppings of choice and serve with salsa on the side.


Nutrition Facts
Thanksgiving Leftovers Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 737 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 795mg33%
Potassium 477mg14%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 1141IU23%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 712mg71%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Cheese Cranberries Leftovers Nachos Thanksgiving Turkey Xochitl
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  1. Malissa
    December 22, 2021

    Oh… I did use all things leftovers to make it. So fun and nutritious!

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