If you are like me, and I am sure you are, you made a lot more food than was eaten. I know I spent all day Wednesday getting the stuffing, cranberry chutney, sweet potato casserole,pecan pie and home made dinner rolls done. All I had to do on Thanksgiving was bake the turkey breast and make the gravy. There were only four of us but still ended up with lots of leftovers. The recipes below tell you what you can do with the leftovers! Enjoy
Making the most creative recipes from leftovers.
Why do we make so much food? One word: leftovers!
While leftovers might not be appealing for everyone in the family, we view Thanksgiving leftovers as a challenge to making the most creative recipes.
Almost everyone has leftover turkey, so view this as your time to shine in the kitchen. Remove all the meat from the carcass the night of Thanksgiving, portion it into freezer-safe bags, and freeze what you won’t use within a couple of days. This will help reduce pressure on using things up, and give you a stash for future recipes!
Cranberry sauce is great spread on toast or paired with Greek yogurt, but take it a step further and pump up some salsa or create a glaze for chicken wings. Leftover whole cranberries can be used for this Cranberry Bakewell Tart.
Cooked potatoes can be repurposed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Add extra milk or butter when reheating mashed potatoes to keep them creamy. Use mashed sweet potatoes to make these Sweet Potato Gnocchi.
If you’ve got a bit of leftover pumpkin purée, try Pumpkin Chile Con Queso or a Pumpkin Dutch Baby Pancake.
Want to go all out? Check out our ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich inthis video.
Need some more ideas? Try these recipes on for size.