How to Make Thanksgiving Poutine with Your Turkey Leftovers

Instead of reheating a simple plate of leftover turkey and stuffing, make this tasty Thanksgiving poutine.

Thanksgiving dinner is arguably one of the best meals of the year. We gather with our family and friends to reflect on the people and things for which we’re grateful. And of course, we enjoy a meal filled with our favorite comfort foods.

One of the greatest parts of Thanksgiving is enjoying leftovers for breakfast, lunch AND dinner for days after. This recipe for Thanksgiving poutine has us even more excited to dig into the extra turkey!

What Is Poutine?

The classic recipe is made with french fries, brown gravy and white cheddar cheese curds. McCain Foods, a brand you may recognize from the frozen food aisle, updated the recipe just for Thanksgiving.

This is how long your Thanksgiving leftovers are good for.

How to Make Thanksgiving Poutine

This recipe yields 4 generous plates.


  • 1 bag (650 g) McCain classic cut fries
  • 2 cups leftover sliced turkey, heated
  • 2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 2 cups turkey gravy, heated
  • 1/2 pound cheese curds (Be sure they’re extra squeaky!)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Step 1: Make the fries

Prepare the fries according to the package directions. Remove the fries from the oven, let them cool slightly and divide them among 4 plates.

Step 2: Pile on the good stuff

Top each pile of fries with turkey, stuffing, gravy and cheese curds.

Step 3: Top it off

Garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

If you still have leftovers in the refrigerator, it might be time to stock the freezer. Here’s the best way to freeze all of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Ceara Milligan
Ceara “Kiwi” Milligan is a professional marketing strategist and copywriter who is proud to call Milwaukee home. She loves baking, cooking, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing and hosting trivia, watching college basketball (Go Marquette!), telling lame jokes, and petting every dog that crosses her path.