It is here already, folks! Turkey Day is actually tomorrow! Thanksgiving is a time to come together with friends and family, give thanks for all we have, and enjoy some delicious food. But once the feast is over, what do you do with all those leftovers? Here are five inspiring ideas for using your Thanksgiving leftovers.
5 Easy Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers
1. Turkey and Stuffing Sandwiches
Obviously, one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. And one of the best ways to enjoy those leftovers is by making a turkey and stuffing sandwich. Just take some sliced turkey, add a spoonful or two of stuffing, and pop it in between two slices of bread. Add a little cranberry sauce or gravy, if you like, and you’ve got a delicious sandwich that’s perfect for a quick lunch or snack. So, when you’re cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner, be sure to set aside some turkey and stuffing for sandwiches. Your taste buds will thank you!
2. Thanksgiving Pizza
Thanksgiving Another amazing recipe idea for Thanksgiving leftovers is pizza. That’s right; Thanksgiving pizza! A thanksgiving pizza is the same as regular pie, but made with all your favorite thanksgiving foods, like turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, and of course, pumpkin pie. It’s the perfect way to use up all those delicious leftovers and have a tasty Thanksgiving treat at the same time. So next time you’re wondering what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers, remember, thanksgiving pizza is the way to go.
3. Turkey Pot Pie
The traditional turkey pot pie is the perfect day-after Thanksgiving treat. This classic dish is the perfect way to use up all those delicious leftovers, and it’s always a hit with family and friends. Best of all, it’s easy to make! Simply start by chopping up the turkey into small pieces. Then, sauté some onions and add them to the turkey in a large pot. Next, stir in some flour and chicken stock, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, add some frozen peas and carrots, and let the mixture simmer until thickened. Then, pour it into a prepared pie crust and bake at 400 degrees until golden brown. Voila! You’ve just made a delicious thanksgiving turkey pot pie that your whole family will love. Bon Appetit!
4. Thanksgiving Tacos
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and you’re staring at a fridge full of leftovers. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce…what to do with it all? One great option is to make Thanksgiving tacos! Start by heating up some tortillas in the oven or on the stove. Then, start assembling your tacos with all of your favorite thanksgiving fixings: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and even a little bit of gravy all makes great taco toppings. And of course, don’t forget the mashed potatoes! Thanksgiving tacos are a delicious way to use up your leftovers, and they’re sure to be a hit with the whole family. So, why not give them a try this year?
What to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers? Make a frittata! A frittata is a great way to use up leftover cooked veggies, meat, and even mashed potatoes. Plus, it’s an easy and delicious way to feed a crowd. Here’s how to make a Thanksgiving Leftover Frittata:
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, in a large skillet, sauté some chopped onion and garlic in olive oil until softened. Add in any leftover cooked veggies you have on hand – think green beans, carrots, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and so forth. Once the veggies are heated through, add in some chopped leftover turkey or chicken. If you have any mashed potatoes left over, stir them in now.
Finally, crack 8-10 eggs into the pan and scramble everything together until the eggs are set. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the frittata mixture into a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!
Would you like to know where to get the best day-after-a-big-holiday meal in Downtown Indy? Visit English Ivy’s Downtown Pub and Eatery and enjoy a hearty brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks all weekend long. We are also featuring a fabulous 3-course Thanksgiving meal on Turkey Day! Will also be offering pizza and appetizers.