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Nov 23

9 Unique and Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

The morning after Thanksgiving may be spent leisurely rolling out of bed while feeling as if you ate enough of last night’s feast to keep you full for the next three days. However, we all know that’s entirely unrealistic and most likely you’ll find yourself digging into the leftovers by midday. Likewise, instead of salvaging the leftovers to make a traditional turkey sandwich this year, experiment with these nine redeeming recipes.     

  1.    Sweet Potato Kale Frittata

Continue the festive feast through the early (or late) morning with this appetizing twist on a breakfast favorite. Whether devoured as a ‘breakfast in bed’ occasion or enjoyed at the kitchen table with a cup of Joe, the sweet potato kale frittata is sure to be a hit for all ages.

  1.   Turkey Nachos

Mexican flare with American tradition, this flavorful dish is an easy go-to for a quick mid-afternoon snack. This recipe is an obvious choice for when you’re exhausted from entertaining the night before, but have to cook for the relatives that are still lingering around the house.

  1.    Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

This healthy version of traditional chili is an easy recipe for your crockpot and a warm comfort-style food for a chilly day – the perfect meal for staying inside and online shopping for those killer black Friday deals.

  1.    Thanksgiving Pizza

As traditional pizzas continue to evolve into more trendy, health-conscious alternatives, create a new Thanksgiving pizza recipe from the comfort of your kitchen. Whether kneading your own homemade dough or using a cauliflower crust, pizza making is not only leisurely but an easy activity that’s fun for the whole family!

  1.    Turkey Pesto Panini

A gourmet version of the classic American sandwich and a simple way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers, this turkey pesto panini is a no-stress recipe that you likely already have all the ingredients for.

  1.    Sweet Potato Waffles

Although it may not be your first go-to ingredient for waffle batter, adding sweet potatoes to the mix offers a luscious flavor and creamy texture for a morning treat even adults can’t resist. Looks like your post-Thanksgiving cleanse will have to wait.

  1.    Turkey and Stuffing Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are an appetizing way to add more veggies to your diet and feel a little less guilty about eating yet another indulgent turkey dish.

  1.    Turkey Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese

A melt-in-your-mouth recipe that’s easily prepared in ten short minutes and is just as quickly consumed by desirous mouths.

  1.    Cranberry Crumble Bars

These crumble bars are an easy way to use the remaining cranberry sauce and offer a delectable treat for the heads in the family with an undeniable sweet-tooth. It just might become the next Thanksgiving food tradition!