How many plates of reheated Thanksgiving leftovers can you eat? Okay, several, but when you finally get tired of the same old thing, or if you’re worried about wasted food, there are many simple and creative things you can do with Thanksgiving leftovers.
Sandwiches are obvious. Try to kick ’em up a notch. My favorite creation is sweet, tart, smoky, creamy and crunchy all in one.
Slightly Toasted Sourdough Bread
Did you make a traditional green bean casserole? Add some chopped turkey to the leftovers and bake in a pie crust for a quick and easy pot pie. You can add roasted vegetables and play around with the ingredients. Add some leftover gravy or a little stock or broth if it seems too dry.
Now, try some of these recipes from around the web:
Turn Stuffing Into Savory Bread Pudding (SFGate.com)
Pecan and Sweet Potato Bread Recipe (CHOW)
Curried Turkey Salad Recipe (CHOW)
Cajun Turkey Jambalaya (About.com: Southern Food)
Simple Kale and Turkey Soup (Pithy and Cleaver)
Lemon Turkey Soup with Fresh Spinach and Farfalle (Epicurious)
Creamy Mashed Potato and Leek Soup (Real Simple)
Turkey, Sweet Potato and Watercress Salad (Martha Stewart)
Turkey Croquettes (Martha Stewart)
Need a little more hands-on help? Check out the video from Food Network that features Paula Deen frying up leftover mashed potatoes, then click on More Videos to see Guy Fieri making turkey hash and more.