Thanksgiving leftovers are almost as good as the main event. Here are a few ideas to repurpose your delicious goodies.
I love leftover turkey and stuffing and gravy and mashed potatoes and rolls and gravy. And, yes. Yes I did say gravy twice. I have sometimes eaten it by the spoonful. Go ahead and judge me, I give zero cares.
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So, without further ado, here are some super awesome ways to eat gravy…I mean leftovers.
Diner Style Hot Turkey Sandwiches
This is our traditional day-after-Thanksgiving dinner. It’s basically a carrier for copious amounts of gravy. Have all of your leftovers nice and piping hot before you start. Lay down bread slice of your choice (I like a chunky whole wheat), spoon on a little gravy, just enough to moisten the bread. Pile on some turkey and a little more gravy. Top with a second slice of bread and, this next step is crucial, slice in half ON THE DIAGONAL. Pull it apart and fill the gap with mashed potatoes and stuffing. Then drown the whole thing in, you guessed it, more gravy. Did I mention this was healthy? I didn’t think so.
Turkey Cranberry Sliders
Split a roll, put a dollop of cranberry sauce on the bottom, add turkey and cheese. Eat hot or cold, your call.
Turkey and Noodles
Sauté 8 oz mushrooms in 1 tbsp butter for 3-4 minutes. Mix in leftover turkey, gravy, and a splash of milk; heat until nice and hot. Serve over hot buttered noodles.
Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie
In a 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish layer stuffing, turkey, gravy, veggies, mashed potatoes. Dot with butter, bake at 350° until potatoes are golden brown.
Loaded Turkey Panini from Pinch Of Yum
This panini is such a work of art that I put a panini press (affiliate link) on my Amazon wish list just so I could make it next year.(Update: I got this for Christmas! Can’t wait to make this Loaded Turkey Panini and many other delectable yummies!) Melted Muenster cheese, turkey, cranberries, crisped sage, pear slices, goat cheese, and bacon. Check it out. Seriously. Like, now. P.S.-I will never make a turkey sandwich without crisped sage ever again.
Sweet Potato Biscuits from Home Cooking Memories
I don’t usually make sweet potato casserole on Thanksgiving, but I may start just so I have leftovers to make these incredible biscuits.
Turkey Cranberry Swiss Grilled Cheese
Butter one side of a slice of chunky whole wheat bread; spread cranberry sauce on the other side. Top with swiss cheese, turkey, more cheese (never not a good thing), second slice of buttered bread spread with spicy brown mustard. Grill both sides until golden brown. Immediately eat any turkey chunks that may fall out during flipping.
And when you get sick of eating leftovers…
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