3 Amazing Recipes To Make the Best Out Of Thanksgiving Leftovers!
It’s true what they say about next day food - It tastes better!
Like most of us, you’re likely sticking closer to home for Thanksgiving and cooking Thanksgiving dinner for a group of friends and family, too. What about all those Thanksgiving leftovers? Without a big group at the table this year, you’ll likely have even more extra food than you’d normally prefer!
These easy recipes will make sure none of the delicious meals you so happily prepared go to waste by transforming your Thanksgiving leftovers into a creative week of food and joy!
1.- Soup with green bean casserole leftovers
To achieve a creamier taste, use an immersion blender to blend together the casserole and the soup base, then add the frozen vegetables at the end!
- ½ cup of La Española Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
- 1 diced onion,
- 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms,
- ½ cup of flour,
- 1 cup of chicken broth,
- 1 cup of milk,
- 1 cup of leftover green bean casserole, frozen green beans, carrots, or any frozen vegetable of choice.
- Pour La Española EVOO in a cooking pot add and sauté the onions and mushrooms.
- Continue to add the flour to the pot and stir to coat everything, let that cook for 2 minutes.
- Whisk in the chicken broth and milk. Let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes to boil and whisk until thick.
- Finally, add in and stir the leftover green bean casserole and frozen vegetables. As a final touch, top with french fried onions.
2.- Muffins made with leftover stuffing
Use Silicone Baking Cups for an easy cleanup and nice presentation!
- 1 cup of chopped turkey or ham,
- ¾ cup of greens or vegetable sides,
- 6 large eggs,
- 3 cups of leftover stuffing,
- ¼ cup of milk or cream,
- ¼ tsp of salt, and fresh ground pepper.
- Start by preheating the oven to 375℉.
- In a medium bowl, mix the stuffing leftovers, chopped turkey and greens. Continue to scoop the mixture and add into the muffin cups.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs adding the milk or cream, salt, and pepper. Add the mix to the muffin cups, fill each muffin cup about half to ¾ full. Don’t overfill the cups because the muffins will expand in the oven.
- Lastly, bake the muffins for about 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let the muffins cool down slightly then run the edges to loosen and remove the muffins with a thin spatula.
3.- Leftovers frittata
Note: Make sure to add a pinch of love for a better outcome
- 8 eggs,
- ¼ cup milk or cream,
- 1 cup leftover turkey,
- 2 cups leftover brussel sprouts,
- roasted sweet potatoes, or other veggie sides,
- Salt and pepper,
- 2 tbsp La Española Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Preheat the oven to 350℉.
- Sauté leftover veggies like Brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, or any others you want to throw in the frittata, with some La Española Organic EVOO in an oven-safe pan.
- Heat up for a few minutes then fold the leftover turkey pieces in the pan.
- Use a fork to mix eggs and milk (or cream) in a measuring cup. Season this creamy egg mixture with salt and pepper.
- Pour egg mixture into pan so the mixture fills the pan evenly in between the sauteed veggies and turkey. If you have any fresh herbs (like rosemary, sage, or thyme) , chop them and sprinkle on top of the frittata right before popping it into the oven.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until eggs are cooked all the way through.
It’s true what they say about next day food - It tastes better! Get creative with your leftovers and use them to create new, fun dishes that your friends and family will absolutely love! What is your take on making new dishes with holiday leftovers? Is this something you will try this holiday season? Head over to our Facebook and/or Instagram and share it with us!