How long to keep leftovers for Thanksgiving

How long to keep leftovers for Thanksgiving

Once Thanksgiving is over, your fridge may be filled with an abundance of leftovers.

Holiday leftovers have a short life, and they may spoil after Monday.

The USDA has details on how long these popular Thanksgiving dishes can last.

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It is said that turkey can last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator if it is cut up and stored in a container and up to 3 months frozen. Pumpkin pie is good up to 4 days refrigerated.


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The longest shelf life for cranberry sauce is because the sugar acts as a preservative, which is good for two weeks.

Failure to follow food safety guidelines may result in foodborne illness symptoms such as vomiting, nausea and convulsions according to Fairfax Patient First’s medical director, Minh Tran on WUSA-TV.

A good rule of thumb to remember, when in doubt, throw it out.

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