Best Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving provides for endless leftover options

Thanksgiving provides for endless leftover options

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, you might find yourself with a refrigerator filled with leftovers (especially if you were the one cooking.)

Lucky you! Yes, the sheer amount of food can be overwhelming if you had a big get-together, but don’t worry – there’s no reason to eat the same thing day after day.

Thanksgiving leftovers are arguably the best the year has to offer, and we want to help you be sure nothing goes to waste!

We asked some of our staff for their favorite tried and true ways to doctor up and reinvent their holiday feast. Then we picked a few new ideas to try over the weekend. Enjoy!

Sarge’s Recipe Picks (not for dogs!)

Amber’s Sheppard’s Pie

Our Sales Manager Looks forward to this dish every year

Ingredients:
Leftover Turkey
Leftover green bean casserole
Left over potatoes
An egg
Shredded cheese
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375
Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of turkey. Then do a layer of the green beans. Put a layer of mashed potatoes on top of the green beans. Beat the egg until frothy. Brush the top of the potatoes with the egg. Put shredded cheese on top, and put in the oven for 45 minutes.
Customizable “Pockets” based on a Martha Stewart Recipe
Kristin, our PR Manager, likes these because everyone can fill it with their favorite ingredients, mix and match. Everyone is happy!
Ingredients:
Pastry Dough
All Purpose Flour, for shaping and rolling
Your choice of turkey, sweet or mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry, etc. Be creative. You can even invent a dessert pocket.
One egg
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut out disks of dough, rolling them onto a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into approximately 5 inch circles until you are finished with your pastry dough.
Fill pockets with 1/4 cup of filling mixture, then moisten edges of the pocket with water. Fold the pocket to form a half circle, and pinch edges together. Brush the tops of the pockets with beaten egg. Pierce the top of each pocket with a fork.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, and let cool 5 minutes before enjoying!
(PS These freeze beautifully for a taste of Thanksgiving anytime!)

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