Last Updated on September 22, 2022 by Create Better Health
Have you shopped the sales from your local grocery store ads? If so, you are likely to have certain foods on hand this time of year. Not to mention, your kitchen might soon be full of Thanksgiving leftovers. To prevent food waste, and to keep your grocery budget in check, plan how you’ll use the foods of the season. If you need a recipe to bring leftovers back to life, or ideas to use what you have on hand, you’ve come to the right place! Here are five new recipes perfect for this time of year:
- Turkey Potato Soup – Do you have leftover turkey? What about a bowl of mashed potatoes in the fridge? Did you buy too many sweet potatoes? Turkey Potato Soup includes it all. The recipe calls for frozen mixed vegetables and canned mushrooms, but feel free to throw in any leftover veggies from your Thanksgiving table. I especially like this recipe because it is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes. Let’s be honest, they’re never great the second time around. Using them in a soup recipe extends the soup to feed more, and helps make the soup more creamy.
2. Crispy Mashed Potato Bites – This might be my favorite leftover recipe! I love potatoes. I especially love crispy potatoes. Making patties out of mashed potatoes, and cooking them crisp, makes a perfect vegetable side.
3. Mashed Potato Bread – This recipe seemed a bit intimidating to me at first. I’m not a baker. I can cook up a storm, but baking stresses me out! I decided I’d give it a whirl. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t nearly as challenging as I thought. I gave myself a little pat on the back when I was finished. If I can do it, you can, too! Make up a few loaves and freeze them to pull out all through the holiday season. Use the loaves for sandwiches, french toast, garlic bread, or in stuffing.
4. Turkey Salad Sandwich – Mix up a big batch of turkey salad using leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving feast. Keep it in the fridge and use your Mashed Potato Bread to make a sandwich, use a tortilla to make a wrap, use it for a dip with crackers, or eat it plain. Add grapes or dried cranberries if you would like something sweet in the mix. Sliced or slivered almonds or walnuts are a great addition if you are craving a little crunch.
5. Sweet Potato Muffins – Sweet potatoes are often low-priced this time of year. Add some to your grocery list and learn how to use them in different types of recipes, like Sweet Potato Muffins. Make up a batch or two to serve as a side at meals, to grab when you need a quick snack, or as part of nutritious breakfast. They freeze well, so make up an extra batch or two to freeze for later.
Do you want even more recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving leftovers? If so, click the links below. Wishing you all a healthy and happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
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Use Leftover Turkey instead of chicken In these recipes: