It seems like I end up hosting Thanksgiving every year, and I’m happy to do it (even when Aunt Ethel lectures me on the sin of serving jarred gravy).
I usually buy extra Tupperware to send people home with some leftovers, but even then, I’m still left with mounds of turkey!
This year, I’m going to get so creative with the leftovers that I’m going to sound like Bubba from Forrest Gump. Instead of his shrimp monologue, it’ll be “Turkey salad, turkey soup, turkey chili, turkey paninis, turkey Bolognese,“ and so on.
So if you’re looking for new post-Thanksgiving recipes, let’s talk turkey!
This easy recipe calls for jarred marinara sauce but adds some herbs and diced vegetables for your own homemade spin. Sauté the shredded turkey first, then add the marina, and simmer for a while to let the flavors blend. Serve atop spaghetti.
You can’t dispose of leftovers without making a casserole! This cheesy, buttery dish is both delicious and easy, using frozen mixed vegetables, a variety of spices, spiral noodles, butter and of course, cheese.
For the morning after Thanksgiving, try this frittata, or even make breakfast for dinner. Eggs, potatoes, tomatoes and whatever other vegetables you have on hand would be great with this recipe, so make it work for you!
If you’re willing to try the recipes above, then your days of freezing turkey to make a soup “someday” or feeling guilty because you’re throwing away unused poultry are over.