Rethink Thanksgiving Leftovers

by McEnearney on November 23, 2018

Homemade leftover thanksgiving day sandwich with turkey, cranberry sauce, feta cheese and vegetables

For most people, Thanksgiving doesn’t just signify a season of giving; it also signifies a season of leftovers! Fortunately for you, folks are getting creative with leftovers nowadays and developing delicious leftovers from next-day nourishment. From snacks to sandwiches and even brand-new dinners, there are plenty of ways to create something new from leftover holiday vittles.

Dude. Three words: Mashed Potato Pizza. It may sound strange, but we are definitely intrigued. Plus, it could certainly be a change from the heavy meal you ate the day before. You’ll need ingredients such as pizza dough (makes sense), garlic, basil, leeks, cheese and, of course, the leftover mashed potatoes. Like we said, intrigued. You can find the recipe here.

If it’s snacks that you’re searching for, and you really love stuffing, there’s a recipe for Second-Day Fried Stuffing Bites with a Cranberry Sauce Pesto. Breadcrumbs, leftover stuffing, walnuts, and a couple other basic ingredients make up this treat that helps you get rid of a part of the Thanksgiving dinner that sometimes goes to waste. A food processor will be your BFF with this recipe, which you can find here (the recipe, not the processor…sorry).

If you haven’t gotten your fill of dinners that look (keyword: look) impressive, try out these Pocket Pies that are chock-full of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, vegetables and anything else your heart desires. It seems to be fairly simple and kid-friendly (give little ones something to do while they’re home from school on holiday break). And you can even put some aside and freeze for later on! Click here for the full recipe.

And if you need a recipe that works well for a cold day, try a turkey soup. This Chunky Turkey-Vegetable Soup uses up cooked turkey breast and sweet potato, as well as some other yummy things, which will warm you up when cold weather has you down. It looks super easy and quick, which should be a nice change of pace from the holiday frenzy. Find the details here.

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