Think twice about how long you keep those leftovers.
Keep your family safe and refer to Illinois Extension food safety chart below. Better yet, reduce waste by using one of these easy recipes for using leftovers in a new way.
Call the Turkey Safety Hotline: 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).
Food safety chart for leftovers
|Cooked Food Item||Refrigerator Storage Time|
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