We’re still full from all those savory Thanksgiving foods – what about you? If you’re anything like us, you have more leftovers than you know what to do with. Not that we’re complaining — Thanksgiving leftovers are the best. Make them even better with these tasty Thanksgiving leftover recipes!
1. Turkey and Mashed Potato Pot Pies
This brilliant recipe combines two favorite holiday dishes into one: turkey and mashed potato pot pies. Take those leftover mashed potatoes and leftover turkey meat and combine them with other ingredients like bacon, mushrooms, leeks, chicken broth, and peas. Sounds like a great day-after-Thanksgiving meal to us!
2. Turkey Soup
Don’t know what to do with that turkey carcass? Use it to flavor turkey soup! There’s nothing better than a hot soup on a cold day, especially when that soup is made with Thanksgiving leftovers. For this recipe, you’ll need that turkey carcass, onions, celery, bay leaves, your leftover Thanksgiving side vegetables, and anything else you want to throw into the pot.
3. Turkey Tostadas with Spicy Cranberry-Chipotle Sauce
Add some kick to your leftovers with this turkey tostadas recipe. For the tostadas themselves, you’ll combine your leftover turkey with red bell pepper, refried black beans, crumbled queso fresco, and more delicious ingredients. But the best part of this dish is the cranberry-chipotle sauce. For the sauce, you’ll combine your leftover cranberry sauce with taco sauce, chili powder, ground cumin, and canned chipotle pepper in abodo sauce.
4. Sweet-Potato Pound Cake
Don’t know what to do with all those leftover sweet potatoes? Bake them into a sweet-potato pound cake! You’ll probably have all the typical baking ingredients like brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg lying around anyway, so why not whip up this yummy cake? Just add some chopped pecans to make this dish sing even more!
Here’s another soup for you to try with your leftover turkey meat: turkey wild rice soup. Combine that turkey meat with the following ingredients for a tasty and comforting meal: bacon (don’t you have some leftovers from breakfast?), wild rice, half-and-half, dry sherry, chicken broth, and more. This soup will have you looking forward to Thanksgiving next year — just so you can make this soup again with those leftovers.
Which of these recipes are you going to try? Do you have a traditional Thanksgiving leftover dish that you make? Share it with us!