How Long Is It Safe to Eat Leftovers From Thanksgiving? Important Food Safety Information by Margaret Steck

5 months ago

How Long Is It Safe to Eat Leftovers From Thanksgiving? Important Food Safety Information

When it comes to Thanksgiving, you may be wondering how long you can eat those delicious leftovers. One of the most common food safety questions is, “How long will cooked turkey stay fresh in the refrigerator?” 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), here is your answer:

  • Cooked turkey can be stored in the refrigerator for three to four days. After that, you can store your leftovers for up to four months in the freezer.
  • Turkey broth or gravy can be refrigerated for two to three days and frozen for two to three months.
  • Stuffing and mashed potatoes can both last up to three to four days in the refrigerator.

Just remember to keep all of your leftovers stored in airtight containers or storage bags. Here are some of great Thanksgiving leftovers recipes.

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Elisa Schmitz
I was just wondering about this! Thank you for the important info, Margaret Steck !
Donna John
Important information! We are eating our leftovers tonight ... for the last time. Then, buh-bye.

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