University of Illinois Extension

Leftovers

Recipes - Leftovers

Refrigerator Storage - Leftovers

Cooked Food Item Refrigerator Storage Time
Roast turkey 3 to 4 days
Stuffing 1 to 2 days
Giblet Gravy 1 to 2 days
Canned Cranberry Sauce 5 to 7 days
Homemade Cranberry Relish 5 to 7 days
Roast Pork 2 to 4 days
Roast Beef/Veal/lamb 3 to 4 days
Baked ham 3 to 5 days
Meat w/ sauce or gravy 1 to 2 days
Cooked vegetables 3 to 5 days
Pumpkin pie 2 to 3 days
Fruit desserts/pie 3 to 5 days
*Seafood 1 to 2 days
Gumbo 1 to 2 days
Soups 2 to 3 days
Restaurant Carry-out Entrees 1 day

*including fish, seafood-rich soups, and entrees