You have had your hearty Thanksgiving dinner, and you have plenty of food left over. What now? You don’t have to settle for reheated side dishes in the days following Thanksgiving.
Follow these five recipes to revamp your Thanksgiving leftovers and enjoy festive meals all week long!
Casseroles are easy to make, and they taste delicious with all of the different flavors of Thanksgiving. If you struggle to serve your Thanksgiving leftovers, add everything into a baking dish and make a leftovers casserole!
You can put the meat at the bottom of a casserole dish; turkey, ham, or meatloaf work best. Add your stuffing, vegetables, and gravy in layers on top of the meat. Top the casserole dish with plenty of shredded cheese or mashed potatoes for added flavor.
Bake the casserole until the top looks melted or browned, depending on your texture preferences. Serve hot, and enjoy! This is a no-brainer recipe for families who want to repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers.
Leftover Stuffed Bell Peppers
You can combine your Thanksgiving leftover ingredients into a delicious filling for bell peppers. Stuffed bell peppers are known for being delicious, healthy, and full of fun textures. If you crave a crunchy dish with savory Thanksgiving flavors, this is the dish for you.
Shred your turkey, ham, or other Thanksgiving meat dishes to prepare them for the bell peppers. You can add stuffing, cheese, mashed potatoes, and other finely chopped veggies into the bell pepper stuffing mixture. Add these ingredients to hollow bell peppers, bake until the cheese melts, and enjoy!
There are hundreds of soup recipes that taste wonderful with turkey. Most families do not eat all of their Thanksgiving turkey, so making a soup is a good way to ensure it doesn’t go to waste.
You can also add other Thanksgiving vegetables to your turkey soup. Some people like to add carrots, green onions, leeks, and other veggies left over from Thanksgiving. You can also include chopped potatoes for added texture and flavor.
No matter what you add to it, your turkey soup is sure to be filling and delectable!
Everyone loves a good muffin recipe. If your cranberry sauce didn’t get demolished at Thanksgiving dinner, don’t worry; you can repurpose it for delicious, sweet muffins.
Cranberry muffins are a great breakfast option if you want to switch up your regular morning meal of oats, cereal, or eggs and toast. You can also eat these as a dessert on the days after Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, you may actually get tired of the leftover pumpkin pie!
Mashed Potato Cakes
Mashed potato cakes are fluffy, savory, and perfect for reusing your Thanksgiving leftovers. This dish is the perfect side item for any meal of the day. The outsides of the mashed potato cakes are golden-brown and crispy with fluffy, soft insides. What more could you ask for from a Thanksgiving leftovers recipe?
Make these dishes to use up the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers and enjoy tasty meals throughout the holiday season!