After Thanksgiving dinner is done, you can count on having leftovers the next day. There might even be enough leftovers for a few days! It can be fun to heat up a second plate full of turkey, potatoes and stuffing, but it is easy to get bored when you put the exact same food on your plate meal after meal. There are many other ways to put those leftovers to good use and these recipes are five of my absolute favorites!
My top choice for leftover turkey is turning into a Turkey Pot Pie. This pie is loaded with shredded cooked turkey meat – you can use white or dark meat – and a bunch of veggies in a creamy, flavorful sauce. My favorite part is the crisp, buttery pastry crust on top.
Freshly roasted turkey always makes the best turkey sandwiches, and it is hard to beat a Turkey Club Sandwich. This triple layer sandwich includes bacon, lettuce, tomato and ripe avocado, a combination that transforms that leftover turkey into something amazing.
Homemade Turkey Enchiladas really allow you to transform your turkey into something completely different than Thanksgiving dinner, giving people who have been overloaded with cranberry sauce a bit of a break while still using plenty of turkey. The enchiladas are topped with a spicy homemade pumpkin and chipotle enchilada sauce.
A Turkey Cobb Salad is the perfect dish to make when you want to use leftovers, but don’t want to eat another heavy meal. The flavorful salad includes bacon, blue cheese, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, hard boiled egg and avocado, as well as turkey. You’ll get a little bit of everything in each bite, along with plenty of fresh, leafy greens.
You might have leftover pie, but there is a good chance that pie is one of the things that you won’t have leftovers of. You can use extra cranberry sauce to make some Cranberry Swirl Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. They’re a delicious dessert that has a lot of holiday flavor, and they’re easier to snack on while guests are visiting than pie is.