You cooked for 20 and fed 6 people. What to do with all of those leftovers
These are foods we already love, with Thanksgiving dishes folded into the familiar recipes.
But it’s just as easy to chop up leftover Thanksgiving turkey and sneak it into non-holiday comfort food.
Use leftover Thanksgiving turkey to make turkey black bean enchiladas.
Grain bowlsPost-Thanksgiving, use up roasted sweet potatoes and other veggie sides in a grain bowl.
ShutterstockAlong the same lines as a burrito bowl, grain bowls are a versatile blank slate for using up turkey and vegetable leftovers.
While any grain will work as a base for a grain bowl, farro, quinoa and brown rice are some of the most popular.
A lemony Dijon dressing can brighten a grain bowl made with holiday leftovers.
Leftover stuffing mixed with eggs and a touch of broth or gravy are all you need to turn Thanksgiving stuffing into a savory next-day breakfast.
Eggs, turkey or ham and frozen spinach or other chopped vegetables blended with leftover stuffing make these an option for breakfast or a midday snack.
Bonus points if you also include the last of the corn from your Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving leftover pizzaThis one’s for the folks looking for a twist on the after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich stacked with all the leftovers — turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce — on a leftover Parker House roll or soft bread.
If that kind of post-holiday meal suits you, make this Thanksgiving leftover pizza and savor the classic flavors on a slice rather than between bread.