Leftovers are easily one of the best parts about Thanksgiving. And because most our gatherings were smaller this year, most of us made way too much food. Of course, the day-after meal can be far more rewarding than the holiday feast. Here’s a few ideas to make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Tex-Mex, Gumbo or Soup

At Tim Love‘s home in Fort Worth, Texas, the chef turns his scraps into a fiery Tex-Mex spread. “I like to mix it up a little bit,” he says. “I make enchiladas, quesadillas, chilaquiles with fried eggs and pulled turkey meat.”

Patrick Mould whips up a turkey-based gumbo every year, while some people prefer a rich turkey soup.