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How Long Can I Safely Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers?

If you have refrigerated your leftovers in shallow containers within two hours of cooking, follow this guide.

  • Use refrigerated cooked turkey within three to four days. Use stuffing and gravy within one to two days.
  • Eat leftover casseroles and cooked vegetables within three to four days.
  • Finish fruit and cream pies within two to three days and cheesecake within seven days.
  • Regardless of how many days have passed: If in doubt, throw it out!
  • Reheat leftovers to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring leftover gravy to a steady boil on the stove before serving it a second time

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