Thanksgiving is the holiday best known for its culinary delights. Succulent stuffing, juicy turkey, and tangy cranberry sauce — what’s not to love? The best thing about this feast is that there is so much food, you get to eat it for days! But we know that the traditional turkey sandwich can get a little boring after a few days, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite, creative ways to utilize your Thanksgiving leftovers.
1. Stuffing Waffles
If you have a waffle iron, do yourself a favor and turn your savory stuffing into a crispy-on-the-outside, hot and decadent on-the-inside seasonal breakfast treat! Top these waffles with some sliced turkey for a Thanksgiving version of chicken and waffles! We also suggest a cranberry dipping sauce on the side!
2. Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Make the most out of your leftovers by opting out for the usual pot pie recipe for a shepherd’s pie! Not only will this recipe allow you to make use of your turkey, but also any vegetable side dishes you have on hand and your mashed potatoes as well!
3. Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese
Choose your favorite bread (rosemary sourdough, anyone?) for this one of a kind grilled cheese. The brie and cranberry combo is a divine mix of savory and tart that can be celebrated long after the holiday!
4. Turkey Salad
Craving something crispy and nutritious after a day of rich and savory foods? Add fresh fall apple slices, cranberries, and shredded turkey over a bed of mixed greens.
5. Butternut Squash Soup
Soothe your soul with a bowl of creamy butternut squash soup. Spice it up with some ginger, yellow onion, and fresh cracked black pepper. Top with a few pumpkins seeds for an extra festive touch!