Leftovers Can Be the Best Part of Thanksgiving
Most of the guests are gone. You are recovering from all the hard work of preparing your home and the meal. And now you are just standing in front of your overpacked fridge and thinking, hmmm… what do I want to eat? Leftovers of course!
You could go the standard route of making yourself a traditional plate of all of the goodies from the day or two before. That works.
But if you still have a few stragglers hanging about you may want to try one of these recipes linked below to help stretch out and make the most of your leftovers.
Fastest and Easiest! Thanksgiving Nachos
Yup, you read that correctly. Thanksgiving Nachos…. now we had our doubts at first. But we were pleasantly surprised by how yummy they were! Even the cranberry sauce was a great foil to the added cheese and jalapeno’s. And it was really pretty.
Don’t overindulge! Add a side salad to offset the tendency to snag all of the gooey cheesy ones. Get the recipe.
Wow Them Again! The Best Of Thanksgiving All Rolled Into One
Look at our Thanksgiving Leftover Pie! The original idea for this pie was inspired. And not only was this SERIOUSLY yummy, it makes an awesome second showing in pie form. Make an extra pie crust (top and bottom) when pie baking for the holiday and throw it in the fridge for later use.
That will make this that much easier! If you saved some gravy you can pour it over the top. OMG. Get the recipe.
Turkey Pot Pie
We have Turkey Pot Pie for you complete with flaky, buttery biscuits. Tender chunks of leftover turkey with carrots, peas, and a rich gravy to hold it all together. Nostalgic comfort food!
Don’t Throw That Turkey Carcass Out!
You can make a kick-ass turkey stock that you can use as a base for other soups or add some additional vegetables and eat for lunch and dinner anytime. This freezes well too. Get the recipe for our Turkey Stock Made from a Carcass.
Turkey Quinoa Meatball Soup
Got leftover gravy? Then our leftover turkey pot pie, or chicken pot pie will be even easier than they already are! Leftover gravy can be used to moisten the filling and provides favor, moisture and silky texture.
Too Many Veggies? Never!
If you happen to have leftover green beans, recycle them in stir-fries or salads. Or chop them up and add them to a soup!
Make a Curry
Our turkey curry features spinach, tomatoes, coconut milk and all the spices you would expect from cumin to coriander, turmeric to fresh ginger. An easy one-pot dish to whip up on a weeknight.
Cups of Cranberry Sauce?
We love cranberry sauce and actually relish having some leftover (yes, that was a bad pun). Stir it into oatmeal. Schmere it on toast like jam. Use it as an ice cream topping. Make a PB & Cran sandwich! Or, make a CRANBERRY SNOWDRIFT PIE!
Do you have a favorite recipe for your Thanksgiving leftovers? Leave a comment below! We’d love to hear from you.
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