One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is leftovers. I love to make an open-faced turkey, mashed potato, stuffing and gravy sandwich. I am getting hungry just thinking about it! It is nice to have a bit of variety in your leftovers so I am posting a few Thanksgiving leftover makeover recipe ideas. The most important tip is to not grow weary of turkey sandwiches and throw away those good leftovers!
If you haven’t tried Laura’s sweet potato muffins you are missing out. They call for a cup of mashed sweet potatoes so use your leftovers to makes these yummy and healthy treats.
I like to use ham in omelets but I also love ham in my absolute favorite recipe for potato soup. This soup is so good, and so bad for you… but if you only eat it once a year….butter, cream, cheese, all my favorite ingredients!
My top two choices for turkey would be turkey pot pie and turkey tetrazzini. The links are for a recipe with chicken, but you can easily substitute turkey. Don’t forget to boil the bones and you will have turkey stock for a long time. If you want even more ideas read Laura’s 20 Leftover Turkey Ideas.
Turkey divan is a twist on chicken divan, but it is a great way to use up your leftover turkey and stuffing.
When making your veggies save the juice and small amounts of leftovers and freeze for later. I add all types of veggies and juice to a container in my freezer. When it is full it is time to make vegetable soup!
Who am I kidding, I think it is a rule that you are not allowed to save any dessert past Black Friday, they must be consumed within a 48 hour period! Seriously though, if you have too many desserts share them with your Canadian neighbors.