Day-after dishes: Thanksgiving leftover recipes

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

The big feast has come and gone, and even though you sent your guests home with massive amounts of Thanksgiving leftovers, your refrigerator is still bulging with containers of mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and miscellaneous vegetables. Time for inspiration. Give your Thanksgiving leftovers a tasty makeover with these 4 delicious recipes.

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Sweet potato soup

To serve this soup as a main course, stir in some leftover roast turkey or ham to make it more substantial. Tip: If you had baked sweet potatoes (instead of mashed) for your holiday meal, you’ll need 3 to 4 medium potatoes to get 3 cups of mashed.

Bacon & cheese stuffing gems

If you don’t have a gem pan, you can make this recipe in a regular 12-cup muffin tin (with smallish cups). Use the same amount of stuffing per muffin cup, and make more than one batch.

Turkey & vegetable hash

The best vegetables to use in this dish are fairly sturdy ones (like potatoes, carrots, green beans and broccoli). If you want to add vegetables that are in a sauce, use the sauce in place of—or in addition to—the gravy called for.

Cranberry bars

It doesn’t matter what type of cranberry sauce (whole berry or jellied) you use for this recipe, but a cooked sauce is a better option than a raw relish.

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