6 Ways (No Sandwiches!) to Transform Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
Do more than reheat for Thanksgiving leftovers you'll love.
After Thanksgiving, we’re usually left with a bounty of leftovers, containers packed with turkey, stuffing and sides — all with a shelf-life. While there’s no shame in reheating the same plate you ate on Thursday or stuffing it all into a sandwich, we’ve got a few ideas on how to make those leftovers as good as new.
Enjoy leftover turkey over mashed potatoes in a hearty, warming chili, perfect for warding off the cold-weather blues.
Duff Goldman’s recipe calls for almost every leftover you might have on hand – stuffing, turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and even chunky cranberry sauce – for a fun mashup pizza.
If you’ve saved the carcass, do use it to cook up a flavorful turkey broth (it'll keep up to a month in the freezer). Add in your turkey meat, green beans, sweet potato and some pantry pasta to build a comforting soup.
Leftover stuffing works beautifully as the base of a savory breakfast cake. Top with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce for a brunch-worthy meal.
A perfect solution for cheese-lovers, quesadillas made from Thanksgiving leftovers make for an enjoyable mix of sweet (cranberry sauce + goat cheese) and savory flavors.
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For a fail-proof leftover recipe, stir-fry green beans and turkey into a quick and easy fried rice dish.