Up-cycling Leftovers Into New Meals

October 11, 2020

mashed potato donutsPost-Thanksgiving week is all about leftovers—not just turkey, but potatoes, cranberries, veggies, and most likely that half can of pumpkin puree that wound up in your fridge. Though there’s nothing wrong with turkey sandwiches, and you could always pack up all the elements of the big feast into a freezer container to bring out one day down the road when you’re craving turkey dinner, there are plenty of ways you could use those leftovers as a starting point for something new.

Here are a few ideas:
Turkey: sandwiches, croquettes, soup, cottage pie, curry
Stuffing: savoury bread pudding, croquettes, breakfast hash, frittata 
Mashed potatoes: potato pancakes or waffles, doughnuts (really!), soup, gnocchi, potato bread
Cranberry sauce: muffins, barbecue sauce, cinnamon buns, smoothies, swirled into oatmeal or yogurt 
Roasted vegetables: soup, omelets, pasta, risotto, curry, frittata 
Pumpkin puree: muffins, soup, ravioli filling, cornbread, pancakes or waffles, smoothies, stirred into oatmeal.

Here are some recipes from the ideas above to get you started:
Turkey Curry
Turkey Pesto Stew
Pumpkin Waffles or Pancakes
Pumpkin Muffins
Mashed Potato Doughnuts
Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Buns 

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