How Long To Keep Thanksgiving Leftovers
By Jim Lawson on November 24, 2023
Thanksgiving is over and now you’re wondering about those leftovers sitting in the refrigerator. Be safe and don’t just rely on look and smell.
Turkey – Lasts four days in the fridge; four months in the freezer. Best stored by cutting into small pieces and keeping in small containers
Gravy – Lasts four days in the fridge; four months in the freezer. Best reheated by bringing to a rolling boil. Cover to heat
Cranberry Sauce – Lasts seven to ten days in the fridge. Freezing not recommended
Potatoes and Yams – Lasts four days in the fridge; two months in the freezer
Stuffing – Lasts four days in the fridge; three months in the freezer
Pies – Best stored at room temperature for up to two days. Can be stored in the fridge loosely covered for two additional days
All Leftovers – Refrigerate within two hours at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Reheat to 165 degrees Fahrenheit
Be safe & Happy Holidays!