Nothing tastes better than Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. But what do you do with the leftovers? Of course, you can always reheat them. Why not reinvent them? Here are six ways to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers that you may not have thought of.
1. Hearty harvest stew
Start with leftover gravy (fat skimmed away) as the base. Make it hearty with leftover turkey and veggies. Thicken with mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes. Cook to 165°F.
2. Turkey berry wrap
Wrap sliced turkey, then spread with cranberry sauce and shredded greens in whole wheat tortillas. Add toasted pecans if you have some.
3. Cranberry smoothie
Blend cranberries with frozen yogurt and orange juice.
4. Freeze turkey stock in small amounts
Later, thaw in the refrigerator and cook pasta, rice or soup with the stock instead of water.
5. Crunchy turkey salad
Toss cubed turkey with celery, apples and light mayo with shredded baby spinach.
6. Stuffing frittata
Mix stuffing with eggs and cook through, pancake-style.