One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is having lots of yummy leftovers to eat for several days following Thanksgiving Day. Eating the same thing over and over again can get boring after too long though, so I have found six different recipes you can create with your leftovers. You don’t want all that delicious food to go to waste!
1. Day after Turkey Soup
What a better way to use up the rest of your turkey than by making a big pot of yummy soup? This recipe is super easy and only takes a couple of hours to prepare and cook. Once it is all ready, you can curl up with a cozy blanket, this warm soup, and maybe even throw on your favorite holiday movie.
2. Turkey Sandwich
This is one of those classic ways to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers–at least it is in my house–and also one with which you can get creative. You can throw in cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing, and maybe even a little mac n’ cheese if you’re feeling adventurous. The combinations are endless!
BONUS: Try grilling your thanksgiving-sandwich-concoction to create a delicious panini!
3. Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms
This is another super simple recipe which only calls for a few ingredients–leftover stuffing, mushrooms, parmesan, parsley, and garlic! These stuffed mushrooms only take 25 minutes to make and they look delicious!
4. Deep-Fried Green Beans
Whether your leftover green beans are cooked or uncooked, you can use them to create this fun appetizer/side-dish for your meals. You could even get extra creative and whoop up some different sauces to dip them in.
5. Cranberry Turnovers
Have leftover cranberries? Turn them into this yummy dessert! All you need is some cream cheese, puff pastries, confectioners sugar, some egg yokes, and 50 minutes of your time! It looks simple and delicious!
6. Sweet Potato & Turkey Hash
That’s right! You can even incorporate your Thanksgiving leftovers into breakfast! Just throw your leftover sweet potatoes and turkey in with diced bell peppers, onions, and eggs–and you have a delicious and hearty meal.