Here’s Exactly How Long It’s Safe to Eat Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Most traditionally prepared foods start to turn in just a few days.

Those Thanksgiving leftovers won't last forever.
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When compared to processed, jarred sauces and condiments, home-cooked meals like your Thanksgiving feast have a strikingly shot shelf-life.

After a short-lived time period — typically less than a week — most of your leftovers will be within the “toss-it-away” side of the food safety spectrum, CNN reports.

According to the USDA-advised, the Thanksgiving main event, the turkey, is only good in the refrigerator for up to four days after full cooked. It’s good for two to three months in the freezer.

Sides like mashed potatoes (five days), stuffing (four), Brussels sprouts (five), canned cranberry sauce (14), gravy (five), green beans (five), corn bread (seven) and sweet potatoes (four) vary but it’s a safe bet that they’ll make you sick after sitting around for a week.

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