Hello friends! I Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! We spent it at home, our sweet little family, and had a wonderful day. I prepped several dishes Wednesday night, so my cooking on Thursday wasn’t bad at all, but actually relaxing! In fact, I think it was one of my best Thanksgiving dinners that I have prepared. And, as expected, we have plenty of leftovers to last us at least until tomorrow, if not the rest of the weekend!
And if I were a betting girl, I’d say that you may have some Thanksgiving leftovers in your fridge as well! And if you’ve eaten a Thanksgiving plate (or five) already, you may be itching for something a little different once it’s time to finish off the leftovers. And as I told my mother in law last weekend, I like to try to transform leftovers into a brand new meal if I can, to shake things up a bit! So do you have leftover turkey? Half a dish of mashed potatoes remaining? Some veggies or even a quarter of a pie still hanging around? I have come up with five ideas for reworking your Thanksgiving leftovers into new dishes for your family that won’t feel like you’re eating another plate from your Thanksgiving feast. Check it out:
Turkey Pot Pie-
Shred your leftover turkey and combine it with a can of cream of chicken (or mushroom, or celery, or whatever you have on hand soup, and a can of chicken (or veggie) broth. Add in any leftover green beans, corn, carrots, or a bag of frozen mixed veggies until combined. Pour into a baking dish and top with a leftover pie crust (or frozen biscuits or phylo dough). Poke a few holes through the dough, and bake until the dough/biscuits are browned and cooked through.
Turkey Crescent Roll-Ups-
Did anyone else see this great video from Delish on Facebook the past few weeks? All you need is a can of crescent rolls and a few leftovers. Sounds SO good!
Mashed Potato Pancakes-
All you need to add to your leftover mashers is a bit of cheese, some green onions, an egg, a bit of flour, and some sour cream, and you can have some yummy mashed potato pancakes to enjoy as a brand new side dish! Would be good with a steak and a veggie or even as a sub for hashbrowns for breakfast! Check out the recipe here.
Apple Pie Milkshake-
Sounds kinda crazy but also sounds kinda amazing. Throw a slice of apple pie in your blender with some ice cream and drink your dessert!
Sweet Potato Hash-
Have any roasted sweet potatoes or regular potatoes leftover? Brussels Sprouts like we have? Any greens like kale or collards? Toss them into a hot, oiled-up cast iron skillet and heat them up until they’re nice and crispy again. Crack a few eggs in, and scramble until the eggs have set and are mixed well amongst the potatoes, sprouts, and/or greens. Sprinkle with a healthy helping of salt and pepper and enjoy the hash for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner!
Hope you got a few ideas to dress up your Thanksgiving leftovers! I’d love to hear your ideas and how you recreate dishes with your own leftovers. Have a wonderful weekend!!