22 Nov Thanksgiving Leftovers 3 Ways
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we’re so excited to eat all of that delicious food that we’re already dreaming of the leftovers. But even our favorite Thanksgiving foods can get a little boring after three days straight. So we found some fun ways to shake up the usual turkey/stuffing/cranberry sandwich and fully enjoy every last bite.
Leftover Sweet Potato Biscuit
From Home Cooking Memories
Make the classic leftovers sandwich twice as delicious; eat it on these biscuits instead of regular bread!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
1 cup leftover sweet potato casserole*
1/8 to 1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or use cooking spray.
Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender.
Add sweet potato and stir until just combined.
Add 1/8 cup of milk and stir until dough forms a smooth ball (not to wet, not too dry). If needed, add more milk, 2 tablespoons at a time. If your dough becomes wet and sticky, add a little flour until it can be handled.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Cut 2 inch rounds using a biscuit cutter** and place on your baking sheet.
Re-roll remaining dough and continue cutting until all dough is used.
Bake 9 to 10 minutes until golden brown.
*if using mashed sweet potatoes, add 2 tbsp brown sugar to your dry ingredients
**a cookie cutter, or even a clean drinking glass will work too
Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas
From Little Dairy on the Prairie ((http://www.littledairyontheprairie.com/turkey-cranberry-quesadillas/))
They’re quick, easy, unexpected; these quesadillas the perfect lunch to munch on your way out the door for round 2 of Black Friday shopping.
2 Flour tortillas
Shredded Swiss cheese (or another mild cheese)
Shredded leftover turkey
Leftover cranberry sauce
Heat your griddle or non-stick pan over medium heat.
Place one tortilla on the griddle and sprinkle with cheese.
Layer your turkey on top of the cheese, then cranberry sauce, then more cheese.
Top with the other tortilla on top.
Toast until bottom is golden brown and cheese begins to melt.
Flip and toast until the other tortilla is golden brown and cheese is fully melted.
Slice and serve.
Thanksgiving Leftover Stromboli
What’s better than your Thanksgiving leftovers? Your Thanksgiving leftovers wrapped in a golden brown crust!
Pre-made pizza dough or thawed frozen pastry dough
Leftover cranberry sauce
Leftover mashed potatoes
Other leftovers as desired
Preheat your oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use cooking spray.
Roll out your prepared dough to about 1/4 inch thick and place on baking sheet.
Spread a layer of cranberry sauce in the center of the dough.
Layer on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other leftovers as desired.
Fold the sides of your dough up over the filling.
Back 15 to 20 minutes until the dough is golden brown and the inside is warmed through.
Serve with a side of leftover gravy for dipping.