A fabulous feast is a highlight of the holiday season, when friends and families gather together and celebrate with a spread of festive food. But when the holidays are over, most everyone wonders what to do with all the leftovers stuck in our fridge! Don’t let those leftovers go to waste or ever worse, don’t make yourself eat the same food for the next couple of days – I’ve got some delicious ideas to turn your leftovers into tempting meals you’ll love to eat a second time around.
From hearty casseroles and tasty sandwiches, plus easy soups, stews and more – your leftovers can transform into a brand new meal!
1. Turkey Apple Brie Panini with Honey Mustard Maple Mayo
This fall inspired turkey apple brie panini with honey mustard maple mayo is the perfect sweet and savory combination. Get the full recipe here.
2. Leftover Turkey in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
This Leftover Turkey recipe is by far my favorite way to use up leftover turkey! Turkey in creamy mushroom sauce is so easy and a big win in our household!
3. “The Turkey Dinner” Grilled Cheese
Another great idea for a sandwich with your holiday leftovers!
4. Mashed Potato Puffs
Work some magic on your mashed potatoes with mashed potato puffs! These loaded potato puffs will breathe some new life into your leftover mashed potatoes!
5.Curried Turkey Soup (with Leftover Turkey) Recipe
Easy one-pot curried turkey soup, a “Mulligatawny” made with leftover turkey, apples, rice, curry powder, stock, onions, carrots, and celery. Delicious!
6. Turkey Pho Soup
A fragrant, soothing winter soup that starts with homemade turkey stock. This is the perfect soup to make with a turkey carcass leftover from Thanksgiving.
7. Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes with Cheese
Looking to use your leftover mashed potatoes? Try this Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes recipe – they go from fridge to table in just 15 minutes!
8. Cream of Turkey Soup
Cream of Turkey Soup – This soup is the ultimate comfort food and a delicious way to cook with leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
9. Roasted Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese
Here is an idea which will take advantage of at least two (maybe three if you have cheese from appetizers left) of the leftovers: Roasted Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese. Because lets face it- you have probably already really pigged out today- why stop now?
10. Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata
When I had the idea of using leftover turkey and sweet potato in a fritatta, I had no idea just how good this would turn out! In fact, I would make turkey again, just to make this frittata.