Planning on flying back after the holidays with your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers in tow? Better think again.

I know, mama's turkey, gravy and stuffing is irresistible, but you cannot take tall all of your leftovers on the plane. The TSA is warning airline travelers that you can take some, but not all.   It all depends on what you decide to bring aboard in your carry on bag.

The good news is that if you can pack it in your checked baggage, you are okay for just about anything, but if you decide to carry it on with you on the plane, strict rules apply.

Don't even think about smuggling any mashed potatoes and gravy, they are prohibited. turkey, is okay!

Here is a list of Prohibited Carry-on Thanksgiving Foods:

  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy (for the most part)
  • Wine and Beer (check it in your baggage)
  • Soup
  • Salad Dressing

Allowed items:

  • Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Butternut squash
  • Green beans
  • Cakes
  • 'Some' types of pies

A special note on gravy, according to the TSA:

Gravy is sadly prohibited from carry-on bags unless you pack it in accordance with our [under 3.4 ounce] liquid polices mentioned above

It should be noted that any food that can be “spilled” or “spread” isn’t allowed on airplanes because these foods have higher amounts of liquid.

It should be duly noted that if you are aboard the plane feasting on your Thanksgiving leftovers, your fellow passengers may not appreciate it, or just may get jealous.

Click here for a helpful video from the TSA on Thanksgiving foods that are allowed and not allowed.