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Leftover Thanksgiving Nachos


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Thanksgiving Nachos with Cranberry Sauce?

Why yes! With all the turkey roasting around here at the FODMAP Everyday® Test Kitchen, we had to get creative. If you have Instagram, I encourage you to go take a look at the video we made as we were assembling these Thanksgiving Nachos.

Digging in to Thanksgiving nachos fresh out of the oven withe melted cheese

Basically I was in shock and couldn’t believe I was actually drizzling gravy over corn chips and stuffing – and Robin and I were laughing so hard I was about to cry.

Taking a serving of Thanksgiving nachos right off of the pan

A Little of This, A Little of That

Below you will see a recipe, but really, this about taking what you have leftover and layering it up on a sheet pan on top of corn chips, adding some shredded cheese on top and broiling the whole rigmarole until bubbly.

I know you might be shaking your head in disbelief, but trust us…you gotta try this.

Thanksgiving nachos fresh out of the oven

You might also want to check out our article on more Leftover Thanksgiving ideas.

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Thanksgiving Nachos

Put those Thanksgiving leftovers to work. With a bag of corn chips and some cheese, you will have a hot steamy platter of Thanksgiving Nachos for a hearty lunch or snack.

Makes: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 1 pound (455 g) corn tortilla chips
  • 8 ounces (225 g) leftover cooked turkey, shredded
  • 1 cup (210 g) leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup (200 g) leftover stuffing
  • 1 cup (240 ml) leftover gravy
  • 1 cup (277 g) leftover cranberry sauce
  • 8 ounces (225 g) Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced, optional
  • 1/4 cup (4 g) cilantro leaves


  1. Position rack about 4 inches (10 cm) from broiler. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Arrange tortilla chips in a single layer on a rimmed half-sheet pan. Scatter turkey evenly over all. Dollop mashed potatoes here and there. Scatter stuffing evenly over top, then drizzle the whole shebang with gravy. Dollop cranberry sauce evenly over nachos, then sprinkle cheese evenly over all. Scatter jalapeno slices on top, if using.
  3. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, 2 to 5 minutes. Scatter cilantro on top and serve immediately. Get out your cameras and record for posterity.



  • Please note that the nutritional information will vary depending on what components you use.
Course: Appetizer, Dinner & Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.

Thanksgiving nachos with cilantro