Think about it - THANKSGIVING DINNER - the BEST time to do some BULK cooking! And leftovers are one easy and YUMMY way to eat for a few days after the BIG day. So, HOW are we using those leftovers? Here are FIVE recipes to inspire you!
Veggie Pasta 'Mac and Cheese':
2 cups left over carrots or sweet potatoes (it doesn't matter if they are seasoned!)
1 cup milk of choice
1 sweet onion, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
½ cup chicken/ veggie broth
3 cloves garlic
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp black pepper
1 lb pasta, cooked (I like red lentil or brown rice pasta or a veggie noodle)
In a large dutch oven, saute onions in olive oil until translucent.
Lower heat to low and add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes.
While the onions and garlic cook, food process all veggies until chopped very small or pureed.
Add broth and veggies. Cook for 5-6 minutes together.
Add milk and whisk until incorporated.
Add nutmeg and pepper.
Add cheese and whisk until melted.
Add cooked pasta and toss together.
Serve warm topped with cheese.
Mediterranean Inspired Turkey Salad
2 cups leftover turkey, chopped
1 12oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup plain yogurt
¼ cup red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bell pepper, small diced
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, small diced
½ cup kalamata olives, chopped
1 lemon, juiced and zested
¼ cup chopped parsley, fresh
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Turkey Pot Pie
2 cups turkey
½ cup mashed potatoes
1 cup milk of choice
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
½ cup leftover stuffing
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a 8 inch baking dish or pie dish, add turkey and vegetables.
Wisk potatoes and milk together.
Add to dish and toss together.
Top with a layer of leftover stuffing.
Bake for 15 minutes until center is bubbling and stuffing is golden brown.
Lemon Cranberry Dressing
1 lemon, juice and zest
1 orange, juice and zest
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup water
½ cup leftover cranberry sauce
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pink salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Add ingredients into a mason jar or bowl.
Shake or whisk.
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