Know what’s even better than Thanksgiving dinner? Leftover Thanksgiving dinner! I am all for a hot, delicious Thanksgiving dinner, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t love cold, leftover turkey a little bit more…After you’ve thrown your elaborate holiday dinner, chances are, you’ve got quite the stockpile of leftovers on your hands. But what does one do with bowls of cranberry sauce, and candied yams? I’ve got just the recipes for you!
Whole grain pasta, kale (you can use lettuce too, if kale isn’t your cup of tea!) and leftover turkey make for a hearty, healthy meal.
Stuffing turnovers? Yes, please! Fill turnovers with spoonfuls of stuffing and bits and pieces of leftover turkey. Serve with leftover cranberry sauce or gravy!
Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Paninis
My mouth started to water the INSTANT I stumbled across these on Pinterest. Brie cheese is to die for, and so is my homemade cranberry sauce. This is a killer combo, one that might even leave Ross and Monica impressed! I can’t wait to break out my panini maker!
Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole
Eat up all of your leftovers, in one foul swoop…or casserole..Literally! Ingredients for this yummy casserole include; cranberry sauce, turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Think of all the room this will create in your refrigerator. It’s a decluttering project and a recipe, all in one!
Another yummy recipe that puts all of your Thanksgiving leftovers to good use. You will have to head to the store for a package of Phyllo Cups, but you’ll find everything else already in your fridge!
Mashed Potato, Cheddar, and Chive Waffles
Put your leftover mashed potatoes to good use! With a sprinkle of cheddar cheese on top, of course! These are perfect item for brunch!
Check out the crust on this potpie…make your pot pie in a cast iron skillet for seriously flaky flavor. Imagine the sound it would make when you dive in with a fork! Pour all of your leftover gravy on top of it for a hearty treat.
If you’re craving a pot pie, but the previous recipe was a little too daunting, try out this one instead! This recipe would be a hit at any time of the year, but the leftover Thanksgiving turkey just makes it even better.
I don’t think I’ve ever actually had Shepard’s Pie, but after seeing this recipe, I’m stashing it in my “To-Make” folder immediately! I think I might leave out the Mushrooms, though….
Skip your ordinary sandwich and bake leftover turkey, hot sauce, cheese, and ranch dressing onto the baguette, instead.