Thanksgiving comes but once a year. We savor our traditional menu: the turkey, the cranberry sauce, the green bean casserole. But after the day is done, there’s always way too much food left over. What to do with it all?
Of course, there’s always the tried and true Thanksgiving delight sandwich: piling that turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce onto warmed bread. But if you’re getting a little tired of the same old routine, give some of these more inventive recipes a try. You’ll forget you’re eating leftovers.
BBQ turkey pizza
Another unique flavor twist to spice up your turkey. This recipe includes instructions to make your own dough, but you can always opt for store bought instead. Turkey, BBQ sauce and smoked gouda (hint: add in some red onion for extra flavor) make this unique pizza twist a great way to use your turkey leftovers. From White on Rice Couple.
Mashed potato pancakes
Sweet potatoes with chickpeas in tomato sauce
Although this recipe shows a baked potato, if you’ve got mashed on hand, that would work just as well topped with these chickpeas in a spiced tomato sauce. From The Kitchn.
Cranberry sauce banana cheesecake
Butternut squash biscuits
Green bean casserole and turkey pot pies
Bread and veggies salad
A lovely way to use that bread that’s a bit too stale to eat on its own, panzanella combines the goodness of homemade croutons with crunchy veggies in a light vinaigrette. This recipe will help you ease back in to healthy eating after your day of indulgence. From the Food Network.
Stuffing and mushrooms
Adding stuffing to mushrooms is a great way to enjoy the flavor of stuffing again, without overindulging. This recipe will be a party pleaser if you have company over the long holiday weekend. From Chowhound.
What’s your favorite way to use your turkey day leftovers?