Don't Throw it Out - Thanksgiving Leftovers
Thanksgiving is a day of feasting. The table is full of spectacular food. But, let’s face it, we always make more than we can eat which results in Thanksgiving leftovers. Eating these leftovers can be extremely comforting because you have a plate full of delicious food, and you didn’t spend all day cooking it.
However, you can only eat the same meal so many times, and let’s face it, you have enough leftovers to last you for the week. It is easy to make a simple turkey sandwich with the leftovers, but that can get boring, too.
Leftovers do not have to be bland! Don’t throw out your leftovers. Here are some new recipes that you can make with your Thanksgiving leftovers that you will be excited to eat!
Sautee your leftover turkey with bean sprouts, button mushrooms, bell peppers and green onion. You may add other vegetables to your liking, as well. Serve this delicious filling inside of warm pita bread to have a delicious lunch or a light dinner. This recipe makes four servings and comes together in under 30 minutes which is ideal when you are busy from the holidays or simply too tired to spend hours in the kitchen.
A Thanksgiving club may not be a new idea for Thanksgiving leftovers, but it is certainly a classic. This recipe takes a twist on this classic and takes it to the next level. Toast your bread, or if you have leftover rolls, this would be a great recipe to use them in. Add cranberry sauce to the rolls before you start assembling the turkey for the club. Fresh spinach, red onion, and cheese are great pairings to add to this turkey club, however, you can add whatever other ingredients you would like. Finish your turkey club with Lee Kum Kee’s Sriracha Mayo for a spicy compliment to the sweet cranberry sauce.
This simple turkey pasta salad is sure to hit the spot for an easy afternoon lunch or a light dinner. The grapes and bell peppers help keep this recipe light, while the mayonnaise and Lee Kum Kee hoisin bring a creamy spice to the pasta salad. Put your leftover turkey and cranberries to use with this tasty recipe.
There is probably no better use of Thanksgiving leftovers than turning them into a heavenly pot pie. It is the perfect way to enjoy the rest of your roasted turkey. With it’s creamy filling loaded with turkey and vegetables, all wrapped inside a flaky crust and baked to golden perfection.
The best part about this delicious meal is how versatile it is! You can use anything you have on hand. If you have left over peas and carrots, put them in. Leftover green beans? The more the merrier with this dish. A delicious combination of turkey, vegetables, savory spices, and creamy sauce, all into a turkey pot pie you’ll love.
Mashed Potato Spring Roll
Inspired by this recipe at Food and Wine
This delicious recipe for spring rolls is a unique take on Thanksgiving leftovers. Using mashed potatoes and green beans and rolling them up and lightly frying, you will end up with a crispy spring roll that was made with your Thanksgiving leftovers. These are delicious served as appetizers, snacks, or a side. They come together in only thirty minutes. These spring rolls are best served with turkey gravy and Lee Kum Kee Sriracha Mayo for dipping.
For the spring rolls, you’ll need:
Thanksgiving Leftovers Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
Inspired from this recipe from Spices in my DNA
While Thanksgiving leftovers are easy to turn into lunches or dinners, you might not think about having them for breakfast. However, with this bagel breakfast sandwich, you may not want to eat those leftovers any other way again.