There’s lots of talk about turkey leftovers but what about that leftover stuffing or cranberry sauce? Here are some easy ways to use them up. In fact, I suggest buying extras of these Thanksgiving pantry staples because these recipes are delicious any time of year.
Stuffing and turkey make a perfect pair. So get a package of the 365 Everyday Value® Organic Stuffing Mix to go along with the bird. You could even serve the stuffing up a little differently by making Stuffins – something like a stuffing muffin!
One of my favorite ways to use leftover stuffing is in breakfast! Top a Savory Stuffing Cake with crisp bacon and a fried egg for a super simple day-after Thanksgiving breakfast. A Thanksgiving Weekend Strata is also a lovely ending to the holiday festivities and a lovely way to use all those leftovers – turkey and cranberry sauce included.
A must-have on my Thanksgiving table is cranberry sauce. 365 Everyday Value® Organic Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce is a time-saver and is deliciously sweet and tangy.
That sweet and tangy flavor is perfect for Five-Spice Cranberry Glazed Chicken Wings, which are perfect for game watching. You could also save some cans to make a Christmas-party hors d’oeuvre of Pigs in a Blanket with Cranberry Mustard Dipping Sauce. And of course it’s the perfect topping for a sandwich, like Turkey and Cranberry or Ham and Brie.
No meal is complete without pumpkin pie! Buy one can of our 365 Everyday Value® 100% Pure Pumpkin and make a Traditional Pumpkin Pie, or a Vegan Pumpkin Pie or maybe even a Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust and Cinnamon-Spiced Whipped Cream. Yum!
But make sure you buy an extra can or two of pumpkin purée for a weekend breakfast of Pumpkin and Millet Muffins or a dinner of Turkey Pumpkin Chili (a great use of that leftover turkey, too!). Can’t get enough? Stock up on the purée and welcome your mornings with a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie that’s packed with vitamin A, potassium and fiber.
There you have it. All the must-haves for your Thanksgiving meal transformed into simple and delicious dishes for the rest of the weekend and beyond.
Tell me. How do you use up your Thanksgiving leftovers? Is there a special dish you make with these “once-a-year” buys?