Make The Most Out Of Your Post-Thanksgiving Leftovers

Author: Lauren Ross

Homemade Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner

With the Thanksgiving festivities now coming to a close, it’s time to clean up and rest for a full day of black Friday shopping. As you condense the Thanksgiving leftovers into the proper containers, you realize that you have enough food to feed a high school basketball team. Everyone has their own recipes for post-turkey day leftovers, but if you are tired of eating turkey casserole for days on end, these recipes might be just what you need!

Breakfast:

Cranberry Pancakes: Fuel your early-morning black Friday shoppers in the family with these sweet and delicious cranberry pancakes. Using your leftover cranberry sauce and some pancake mix, you can create the ultimate breakfast of champions in no time at all.

Lunch/Brunch:

Stuffing Frittata: Stuffing frittata makes a great meal for a lunch or brunch setting. Use your leftover stuffing, turkey, and vegetables to make a nutrient-filled dish the family will enjoy.

4:00 PM Hors d’oeuvre:

Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs: If the party is rolling into Friday at your home, entertain your guests with these delicious cheesy mashed potato puffs. Using your leftover mashed potatoes, you can create a savory appetizer you and your guests will enjoy. Garnish these bite-size apps with a little sour cream and chive and pop them onto a party plate to serve!

Dinner:

Turkey and String Bean Pot Pies: Nothing beats a quiet evening at home with the fireplace on and some comfort food like homemade pot pies. Instead of your traditional chicken pot pies, use your leftover turkey carvings and your green bean casserole scraps to make a delicious version of a classic dish. The aroma of freshly baked pot pies will have your family begging for more-who knows, it could become a post-Thanksgiving tradition!

Dessert:

Sweet Potato Cake: For dessert… sweet potato cake! Using your leftover sweet potato casserole, you can make a divine and crowd-pleasing dish. Add some homemade icing or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you are ready to go!