Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfaits

I take my Thanksgiving leftovers seriously—as in, hide the choicest pieces of turkey and a secret container of sweet potatoes in the garage fridge at midnight seriously. While the biggest family feuds typically arise over the white meat, thanks to Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfaits, I expect the cranberry sauce to spur haggling too.

What do do with leftover cranberry sauce- Make a parfait!Last week, I (hopefully) persuaded you to make your own cranberry sauce, via this easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Honey recipe. It takes less than 15 minutes to cook and blows the canned stuff right off the table. Now let’s chat about what to do with any leftover cranberry sauce. Smearing it on a turkey sandwich is an excellent, standard choice, but I love this jeweled, vibrant sauce so much, I’ve started eating it for breakfast, parfait-style.

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfaits

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfaits. The best way to use leftover cranberry sauceTo make these easy Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfaits, simply layer yogurt, a tablespoon or so of the leftover cranberry sauce to taste, golden honey, and your cereal or granola of choice. The parfaits are creamy, lightly tart, and after days of heavy meal prep and big-time eating, it’s refreshing to have a simple, healthy breakfast like these parfaits on hand.

What to do with leftover cranberry sauce: Make a parfait!

Use leftover cranberry sauce to make a yummy breakfast parfait!If you are sensitive to tart flavors, you can use vanilla yogurt, but I love Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfaits with plain Greek, because I think it lets the brightness of the cranberries and sweetness of the honey shine. Plus, it’s texture is totally creamy dreamy. Greek yogurt can be pricey—particularly when consumed with the epic frequency with which I devour it—so I was excited to discover that ALDI-brand Greek yogurt tastes shockingly similar to the name brand during a blind taste test in ALDI test kitchen two weeks ago. To keep Thanksgiving more budget-friendly, definitely check ALDI for basics, and a few surprises such as Greek yogurt (and wine!) too.

What to do with leftover cranberry sauce- Make a breakfast parfaitBen and I are spending Thanksgiving in Kansas with my family and fly back to Wisconsin a short two days after the holiday—not nearly enough time for me to satisfy my annual Thanksgiving leftover needs. As I’ve found that a container of leftovers on the plane is not warmly received by the other passengers, this year I’m squeezing Thanksgiving leftovers into every meal of the day, starting at breakfast with Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfaits.

True Thanksgiving leftover dedication, right here.

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfait

Not sure what to do with leftover cranberry sauce? Make a parfait! Leftover cranberry sauce tastes wonderful layered with yogurt, honey, and granola for a special Thanksgiving leftover breakfast treat.

Yield: 1 parfait

Total Time: 3 minutes


  • 2/3 cup plain or vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons leftover cranberry sauce, to taste (I love and recommend this recipe)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey, to taste
  • Granola or cereal


In a parfait glass or bowl, layer half of the yogurt, a drizzle of honey, a few spoonfuls of cranberry sauce, then sprinkle with granola. Repeat with a second layer of yogurt, honey and granola. Serve and enjoy!

Store leftover pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or cover tightly and freeze for up to 2 months.

Other tasty ways to use leftover cranberry sauce:

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  1. I love this! SO creative. (and pretty!) Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What a FANTASTIC way to use leftover cranberry sauce! Truly truly amazing! I’m totally going to do this! Pinned!!!

  3. Very fun idea, Erin! Hope you enjoy the holiday ;)

  4. This looks really fantastic for real!!! Wow I want one of these cuties right now. Great use of leftovers.

  5. Shashi at runninsrilankan Reply

    Oh yum – this is just so pretty and ooh – those textures and flavors – that combination is one heck of a party in each mouthful!

  6. This looks great! Where did you find those adorable parfait bowls? :)

  7. What a wonderful idea! We host for my in-laws the Sunday before, and then go to my mom’s on the actual day. On Thanksgiving, we’re running a 5k with friends and then having them over for brunch (before the main dinner event later), and I think these leftovers (from Sunday) would be perfect for brunch post run! Thanks!

  8. Pretty much wish I had this right now!

  9. What a great idea! Now I know what I will do with my leftover cranberry that I just made:)

  10. Oh how I want to attend a Thanksgiving feast someday – especially if this is the outcome!
    I love parfaits – from the taste to the name! And this looks so so good!!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  11. My mom would love this! She goes crazy for cranberry sauce. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family!

  12. These parfaits look delicious! I wouldn’t have thought to repurpose cranberry sauce in this way, but I’m glad *you* did. The last few years I’ve gone to a potluck Thanksgiving with friends, which is always fun, but the one downside? No glut of Thanksgiving leftovers afterward!

  13. Aww how beautiful are these! Such a great idea for leftover cranberry sauce!

  14. this is a fantastic idea! love it!

  15. This is a great idea, super creative!!!

  16. Hooray for holidays in Kansas!! And this parfait, totally digging it!! xoxo

  17. I want my breakfast parfait-style!! Loooooks so good Erin!

  18. Dude. this is genius .. because you know there is ALWAYS leftover cranberry sauce. love and like I told you in Chicago, beautiful photos, Erin!

  19. What a great way to use leftover cranberry sauce! Those mini jars look so cute, too!

  20. I take cranberry sauce very seriously!! These parfaits look fantastic!

  21. I so wish we celebrated Thanksgiving here in Australia. I am seeing some of the BEST foods in the blogasphere at the mo. Love this nifty and delicious way of using up the leftovers.

  22. Awesome way to use leftover cranberry sauce. This parfaits look totally delicious!

  23. So pretty, I love it! Great way to use up those cranberries!

  24. That is such a fun idea for leftover cranberry sauce! Pinned!

  25. These are gooorrrrrgeous, such a good idea! I will definitely be making cranberry sauce just to have these for breakfast.

  26. Love this! Such a great idea! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  27. huntfortheverybest Reply

    great use of cranberry sauce!

  28. Genius Erin! I eat yogurt every morning for breakfast so this works out peeerfectly! :)

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