Thanksgiving is pretty much my favorite holiday. Friends, family, mashed potatoes — how could any other day compete? But if there’s anything that could come close to topping Thanksgiving, it’s the day after Thanksgiving when we get to indulge in leftovers.
This year, before heading to the kitchen to eat cold leftovers in front of the open fridge (we won’t judge), check out these recipes for some easy-to-prepare dishes that make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers.
1 pound pizza dough
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
2 teaspoons minced garlis
1 1/2 cups turkey gravy
2 cups chopped cooked turkey
1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease or flour a pizza pan.
- Roll dough onto the prepared pizza pan.
- Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir mushrooms and garlic until mushrooms are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
- Spread gravy over pizza dough; top with mushroom mixture, turkey, and spoonfuls of mashed potatoes. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and parsley over pizza.
- Whisk remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil with garlic powder and garlic salt; brush over pizza crust.
- Bake in the preheated oven until dough is cooked and cheese is melted, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly before serving, 3 to 5 minutes.
2 flour tortillas
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 pound shredded cooked turkey meat
2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 green onion, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Place 1 tortilla in the skillet and top with 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese, turkey, cranberry sauce, jalapeno pepper, green onion, and remaining Cheddar cheese, respectively. Place remaining tortilla over the top.
- Cook until tortilla is golden brown and cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes per side.
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups cooked and chopped turkey
1 cup cooked chopped broccoli
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups milk
1 (16 ounce) package instant lasagna noodles
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- In a medium skillet saute the chopped onions, celery and garlic in oil until soft and tender. Add chopped turkey and broccoli. Set aside.
- To make white sauce: In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter or margarine. Remove from heat and add flour, salt, and pepper; and blend well. Return to low heat, whisk in milk and cook until thick.
- To assemble, in the bottom of a casserole dish place a thin layer of white sauce, then a layer of noodles. Next, place a layer of the turkey mixture, followed by sauce, and then 1/2 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Repeat layering process with turkey mixture and sauce. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree (175 degree C) oven for 45-60 minutes until bubbly and heated through. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
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