Sure, you could just toss all your leftovers in the microwave and call it a day. But where’s the fun in that?? These recipes will make Thanksgiving even better the second time around.
Mashed Potato & Stuffing Patties
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
2 cups leftover stuffing
2 cups leftover turkey, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil, canola or vegetable
1. Add eggs to a large bowl and beat.
2. Add onions and pepper, then stir in potatoes, stuffing and turkey.
3. Add butter and oil to a large skillet and heat to medium heat. Scoop potato mixture with an ice cream scoop or spoon into heated skillet and press down slightly with the back of a spatula.
4. Fry on each side about 3 minutes or until golden brown, then drain on paper towel. Makes 12-14 patties.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna
Butter, for greasing pan
2 tbsp. bread crumbs
3 c. prepared mashed potatoes
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. shredded Gruyère cheese (or other mild cheese)
1 c. chopped cooked green beans (or other leftover green vegetables)
1 c. leftover shredded turkey
1/2 c. cranberry sauce
1/2 c. Gravy
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8”-x-8” baking pan with butter then coat with breadcrumbs.
2. Mix together mashed potatoes and eggs until smooth.
3. Spread about one third of the mashed potato mixture into the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with cheese then drizzle with gravy. Top with green beans, turkey, more gravy and cranberry sauce.
4. Spread more mashed potatoes on top and sprinkle with more cheese. Top with stuffing then drizzle with gravy.
5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the lasagna is warmed through.
6. Let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve with more gravy, if desired.
Sweet Potato/Yam Bread
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened plus a little more for greasing the pan
5/8 cup granulated sugar, divided into 1/4 cup and 3/8 cup
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup of Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole or Candied Sweet Potatoes/Yam
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of sugar with 1 tbsp. of ground cinnamon. Stir until well combined. Sprinkle some of the Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture on top of the butter, reserve the rest for later.
3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon. Set aside.
4. Cream together the cup of sweet potatoes/yams and sugar until smooth. Then add 1/2 cup of butter and mix.
5. Add the 2 eggs and mix. Then stir in the milk.
6. Fold the flour ingredients in with the sweet potato mixture. Fold in pecans if desired.
7. Pour batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with the remaining Cinnamon/Sugar mixture. Bake for 60 minutes.
From CookingWithLibby.comSure, you could just toss all your leftovers in the microwave and call it a day. But where’s the fun in that?? These recipes will make Thanksgiving even better the second time around.