After a day of giving thanks and spending time with family friends over a big feast come lots of…leftovers. Here are some creative ideas to make use of what is left at the dinner table!
No recipe needed! Whether with a croissant or leftover rolls, shove everything that is leftover in between the buns! Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes, you name it!
Turkey and Mashed Potato Pot Pie Soup
- 3 tablespoons butter butter
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2-4 chopped celery stalks (optional)
- 2-4 big copped big carrots
- 1 1/2 cups chopped or shredded cooked turkey
- 1 1/2 cups half and half (or milk)
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, mixed well with 1/3 cup water
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence (or Italian seasoning)
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder
Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots and cook until softened and browned. Add the turkey.
- Add the half and half, chicken stock, flour mixture, mashed potatoes, and herbs. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly and thickened.
- Add the frozen peas and cook until they are completely thawed. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas:
- 2 flour tortillas
- ½ to 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- ½ cup shredded Turkey
- ¼ c. cranberry sauce
- 1 T. butter
- chopped parsley, for garnish
- Sprinkle grated Swiss cheese all over one side of a tortilla.
- Add shredded turkey
- Then add another layer of cheese.
- Next spread cranberry sauce over those layers.
- Sprinkle another layer of cheese.
- Put the other tortilla on top of the whole thing. Melt butter in a skillet, over medium heat. As soon as the butter is melted add the quesadilla. Let fry until golden brown. Flip, cover with a lid and let the other side get brown. It should take just a few minutes.
- Remove quesadilla to a cutting board. Allow to rest for a minute or two. Cut into wedges.