Once Thanksgiving has come to an end, you’re likely going to be left with two things: a very full stomach and lots of turkey leftovers. At first you may enjoying eating your turkey and sides once again, but after awhile, eating the same meal over and over can become pretty stale. The good news is, that you can take those leftovers and transform them into a completely new and tasty meal. This way, you can save money on groceries by eating up what you already have! Here are a few common turkey day trimmings and leftover turkey recipes on how to turn them into totally new meal:
Thanksgiving Mini Sandwiches
- 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
- 3/4 c. shredded roasted turkey
- 3/4 c. prepared stuffing
- 3/4 c. prepared mashed potatoes
- 1 c. cranberry sauce
- 1/4 c. prepared gravy, warmed (for serving)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- On a lightly floured work surface, roll out Crescent Rolls. Top with mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing and cranberries. (You’ll want just a small spoonful of each.) Roll up and transfer to prepared baking sheet.
- Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with gravy for dunking.
Recipe from Delish
Leftover Turkey Sloppy Joe
- 1 tablespoon Pure Wesson® Canola Oil
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
- 2-1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey
- 1 can (15 oz each) Great Northern beans, drained, rinsed
- 1 can (15 oz each) Manwich® Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
- 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add turkey and beans; cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until hot.
- Stir in Sloppy Joe sauce; cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until sauce thickens slightly. Place about 1/2 cup turkey mixture on each bun.
Turkey Focaccia Club
- 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 1/2 pound thinly sliced turkey
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 8 slices tomato
- 6 strips cooked bacon
- 1/4 pound Gouda cheese, sliced
- 3 lettuce leaves
- 1 loaf focaccia bread
- 2 tablespoons toasted pecans, chopped
- Mix the mayo, cranberry sauce, chopped pecans, Dijon mustard and honey until combined.
- Then cut the bread horizontally in half and spread the mixture on each side.
- Layer the bottom half with turkey, cheese, tomato, bacon and lettuce.
- Finally, place the bread on top and dig in!