Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It will be here and gone before you know it. When your guests have gone, and you’re left with half a turkey and a splattering of leftovers, put it all to good use. Don’t just reheat the same exact meal you ate the night before. Combine what you have into a new and enticing dish. Here are five scrumptious ways to rehash your Thanksgiving leftovers. You can thank us later when your taste buds explode.
Turkey Pot Pies
Use your leftover veggies and stuffing to fill a pie crust. Seal the top with more crust, and bake at 425 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Tip: You can use Pillsbury crescent rolls to line a baking dish, and use in place of a homemade pot pit crust. We promise it’s just as delicious with that buttery, flaky crunch.
Rolls/Bread for Pumpkin French Toast
If you have leftover bread and pumpkin pie mix, then you’re in business for a fantastic breakfast treat the day after Thanksgiving. Mix pumpkin pie filling with two eggs and a cup of milk until it’s more like a liquid. Dip your bread pieces in the mixture, and fry in a pan on the stove. That’s it! So simple, but so delicious.
Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole
Grab your casserole dish and your leftovers for a quick meal. Put a third of your leftover stuffing on the bottom, and then layer your turkey over that. Pour a can of cream of mushroom soup over the top, and then sprinkle with cheese. Finish it off with a layer of the rest of your stuffing and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Thanksgiving Leftover Grilled Cheese
Place leftover brie, or other cheese left over from your appetizer plates, in-between two pieces of bread. Then use leftover turkey for the base of this awesome glorified sandwich. Make sure to also smother on a little cranberry sauce to one of the bread pieces. Close the sandwich, and grill in a Panini press or in a skillet on the stove. Then devour and wait for your mouth to cry with joy.
Turkey & Stuffing Dumpling Leftover Soup
Always lazy the day after Thanksgiving? Then this is the perfect recipe for your leftovers. Dump a bunch of your leftover veggies into turkey or chicken stock, add in your turkey and simmer in your slow cooker on high for 2-4 hours (If you are using pre-cooked veggies your simmer time will be less). Then use your leftover stuffing for the dumplings. Mix your stuffing with ¾ cup of broth or milk and two eggs. Them form into balls, place on a baking sheet, and cook in the oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned. Serve your soup with dumplings for an awesome combination that will satisfy every member of your family.
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