Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

The holiday is over, the guests have gone home  and your refrigerator looks like it was taken over by a plastic container facility. Various shapes and sizes and filled with Thanksgiving leftovers, you have to pull them out or dig behind them to find a bottle of water or a piece of fruit.

But after yesterday, you’re not really feeling the whole reheated turkey dinner again, right? Never fear, I have a collection of recipes here for you that will use up just about anything you may have leftover in the fridge.

Starting with the Turkey
roast turkey pho
turkey apple sliders
slub sandwiches
Hot Turkey Sandwichso simple it doesn’t require a recipe. Place 1-2 pieces of bread on a plate. Warm up turkey and gravy. Place turkey on top of bread. Pour gravy on top. Enjoy!
Turkey Noodle Soup – replace chicken with turkey in my Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup.
*Notes: Still have some celery and herbs that didn’t make it into the stuffing? Toss them in!
Depending on the flavors, if you served a roasted carrot side dish, they can be added in as well.

Plain Mashed or Sweet Potatoes
Gnocchi is a great way to use up leftover potatoes. Simply add more flour and roll dough into logs before cutting and boiling.
Waffles can also be made with sweet or regular mashed potatoes. Just make sure to use lots of butter or non-stick cooking spray!

Croutons – Spread stuffing in a flat layer on a baking sheet and bake at 350 until dry. Depending on how wet your stuffing is will determine how long it needs to bake. Once dry, cut or crumble into croutons and add to your salad. They’ll keep for 1 week in the pantry.
Dumplings – add egg and flour to your leftover stuffing and form it into golf ball sized dumplings. Drop into soup and cook for 3-5 minutes!

Cranberry Sauce
Pork Loin with Cranberry Sauce
Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce
Crock Pot Cranberry Dijon Pork
Cranberry Beef Sliders
Replace  the raspberry in my Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars 
Replace fresh cranberries with 1 cup of sauce in Apple Cranberry Crumble
Mix sauce into yogurt
Spread on toast

Pumpkin/Apple Pie
Put vanilla ice cream and a slice of  pie in the blender for a pie smoothie
Discard the crust and stir with vanilla yogurt over granola
Discard crust and mix into ice cream


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