Thanksgiving leftover ideas

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(KTVI) - The big meal has been consumed and the nap on the couch taken -- now what do you do with all the leftovers if you don't want to eat plain turkey for the rest of the week?

Rodney Webb from GFS Marketplace shows us some creative ways to eat those Thanksgiving leftovers.


Turkey Dinner sliders

Makes four sandwiches
6-8 Hearty slices Turkey
4 Tbsp Cranberry relish or sauce
8 Tbsp Turkey stuffing
Spreadable cream cheese

KING'S HAWAIIAN Honey Wheat Dinner Rolls

On the bottom half of the roll, layer stuffing, turkey and cranberry relish or sauce. Spread cream cheese on top half of roll and place on top of sandwich. Service immediate or wrap individually and refrigerate to enjoy later.

Meatballs in Cranberry Sauce
Make these easy and delicious meatballs using leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: Serves 8-10

·     48 frozen cooked meatballs
·     1/2 cup cranberry sauce
·     1/4 cup orange juice
·     2 Tbsp. sugar
·     1 Tbsp. finely minced ginger root
·     1/8 tsp. white pepper

Bake the meatballs according to package directions until well heated. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine cranberry sauce, orange juice, brown sugar, gingerroot, and pepper. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes until bubbly. Add meatballs to sauce and stir. Serve with toothpicks.

Pecan Pie Fluff
A wonderful parfait treat using leftover pecan pie.

1 Pecan Pie
1 16 oz. tub Cool Whip

Directions: Put the leftover Pecan pie in a mixing bowl, crust and all. Break up gthe pie with a fork. If using an entire pecan pie, add 1 16 oz. tub of thawed cool whip. If doing by the slice, add cool whip to taste. Blend the Cool Whip with the broken up pie. Spoon the mixture into a glass bowl or cup. Try with any leftover pie like Apple or Pumpkin.

1 Comment

  • Henan H.

    My mom makes an Alfredo lasagna with the turkey. Mozzarella cheese, fresh mushrooms, garlic..and I like added spinach. Very yummy

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