Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend full of turkey, family and friends. I don’t know about you, but I really love Thanksgiving. It’s a weekend where we spend time with family and friends and remind ourselves of the good things that we have in our lives. A time to be thankful. And also a time to eat.

My family always goes to extremes when we do Thanksgiving dinners. We make way too many dishes and too much food in each dish. It’s a family tradition. Anyone who comes to my house knows to wear their stretchy pants and to starve themselves all day. If you don’t leave uncomfortably full after dinner, we haven’t done our job.

Usually my parents put on a dinner for my extended family, and we have between 20 and 30 people at our house for Thanksgiving. This year, they were out of town so I had my own dinner. It was really nice being able to host, but I also really missed spending Thanksgiving with my parents. As I had to hold it on a different day, there were only eight of us at dinner. Which is significantly less people than normal. The catch is that I still made about the same amount of food i would have made for 20.

Needless to say, I have a TON of leftovers. So, here are some ideas for leftovers from your Thanksgiving dinner.

Turkey Enchiladas

These are super easy to make and sooo delicious! All you need are soft corn tortillas, your left over turkey, chopped onions, lots of cheese and two cans of enchilada sauce! Grab an oven safe casserole dish and put one layer of sauce on the bottom. Then, layer your corn tortillas flat across the top so you have a complete layer, some turkey, onions, cheese and sauce, and then repeat! I ususally have two or 3 layers. When you get to the top layer, put more sauce on top of the corn tortilla and then lots of cheese. Bake in an oven for about 20 minutes at 375, or until bubbling. Enjoy!

Turkey and Gravy Biscuits

These were a big hit at my house. I made fresh biscuits, and then inside put leftover stuffing, and a gravy turkey filling. (Mix your turkey with some gravy to make a yummy, saucy, turkey filling!) I closed the biscuit sandwich and then covered in more gravy! It was delicious!

Turkey Quesadillas

Turkey Quesadillas are another really easy meal to eat. Just throw a flour tortillas onto a hot pan with some turkey and cheese on top. Place another flour tortilla on top and cook for a couple minutes on each side with a flat pot cover pressing on the top of the quesadilla, to make sure you get a nice, flat quesadilla. Once your cheese is melted, top with some sour cream, salsa or guacamole and enjoy!


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