Doing the same boring things with Thanksgiving leftovers can be tiresome, especially in 2020 when everything has been unpredictable — so why should anyone settle for your basic, limp turkey sandwich? Here are some delicious and creative ways to switch it up in the kitchen this holiday season.
This special pizza from The Spruce Eats helps make use of that turkey and those mashed potatoes in a tempting way. All you really need is store-bought crust (or if you’re a culinary expert – your own homemade crust).
Thanksgiving Cuban Sandwich
No, this isn’t just your basic, run-of-the-mill leftover sandwich. Instead of using traditional pork that goes into a Cuban, the star of the show here is thick sliced turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, pickles, mustard and melted Swiss cheese on Cuban bread (or, leftover rolls from the family table), The Spruce Eats says.
Leftover Turkey Bake
This bake recommended by Country Living makes use of turkey, peas, and chicken broth just chilling from the day before, all mixed in with pasta and cremini mushrooms.
Crustless Ham-and-Leek Quiche
Need an idea for brunch the day after Thanksgiving to go along with those mimosas? Here’s a quiche that puts good use to leftover turkey or ham, Country Living says.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Quesadilla
This tasty delight uses turkey and cranberry sauce all delivered in a crisp tortilla, the Cookie Rookie recipe says.
Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
The Spruce Eats conjured up these delectable egg rolls because as they said — no one can resist them. “Egg roll wrappers are stuffed with cooked turkey, dressing, and brie cheese then rolled up tight and deep-fried until golden brown,” Spruce Eats says. They’re served with a sweet and sour cranberry sauce.
Turkey Curry Soup
This soup is for those who are absolutely glutton the day after turkey day, Country Living says. It comes with fresh lime juice, red curry paste and of course, the star of the holiday.
Leftover Stuffing Muffins
According to Handle the Heat, these little muffins are made in a matter of minutes using stuffing and turkey and can be dipped into cranberry sauce or gravy.
Crispy Rosemary Potato Cakes
These make use of those leftover mashed potatoes taking up space in your refrigerator, Country Living says. All you need to add is panko, chopped onion and herbs.
Turkey Eggs Benedict
This wonderful breakfast twist comes from the Salt Pepper Skillet. “Traditional eggs Benedict is technically a little tricky to execute, especially for a crowd,” Salt and Pepper Skillet says. “That’s not the case when using all those amazing Turkey Day leftovers. It comes together super easily.”