Here’s How Long Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Are Good For
The best part about Thanksgiving is that it doesn't last for just one day. Sure we don't celebrate for an entire month like Halloween or Christmas, but we definitely get a good few days thanks to leftovers.
Depending on your family, leftovers might be gone pretty quick. In my family, there's just three of us tackling the leftover food, so it takes a bit longer.
But the main question is always this: how long is the food actually good for?
Here's a general rule of thumb, according to StillTasty.com:
- Turkey: 3-4 days in the fridge, 2-3 months in the freezer
- Gravy: 1-2 days in the fridge, 2-3 months in the freezer
- Cranberry Sauce: Up to two weeks in the fridge, 1-2 months in the freezer
- Stuffing: 3-4 days in the fridge, 1 month in the freezer
- Veggies (Potatoes, Green Beans, etc.): 3-5 days in the fridge, up to a year in the freezer
- Pie: average 3 days in the fridge, 1-2 months in the freezer
Note: in my house, we typically follow the three-day rule on cooked foods. As for cranberry sauce...well, we never usually have any of that left over! Pies also tend to separate pretty quick.