Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I love Thanksgiving leftovers! When else is it socially acceptable to be glutenous and eat all the food I can pile on my plate, and then some…plus dessert!?
I typically spend Thanksgiving in one of my favorite places ever — at my grandparent’s home in Lynchburg, VA. Lynchburg is my happy place! There isn’t much to do here, except eat and sleep. Both of which I happily oblige…and today, I’m looking forward to eating all the Thanksgiving leftovers.
Here are some of my favorite recipes to use up Thanksgiving leftovers!
I made a batch of these muffins earlier this week and they’re so good! Like Julia, I never knew I could love squash so much for breakfast (although I’m always looking for a tasty way to sneak in extra veggies). Truth be told, I haven’t always loved butternut squash. I have the most ridiculous sweet tooth but have always thought butternut squash was too sweet (I know…gasp!). Not only are these Butternut Squash Muffins with Maple Drizzle the most wonderful balance of sweet and savory, they’re also great to have on hand for a quick, delicious snack or on-the-go breakfast.
First things first: I absolutely love grilled cheese! It’s my favorite comfort food and one of the first things I learned how to cook. Secondly, days before Thanksgiving I begin dreaming of all the delicious combinations of sandwiches I can make with my favorite side dish, cranberry sauce! This Cranberry Turkey Grilled Cheese is what dreams are made of!
Use your leftover ham for this amazing Instant Pot Split Pea Soup. I love split pea soup and can’t wait to try this recipe…but I gotta’ be honest, I’m not sure which I love more — this recipe or Jennifer, from Real Food To Heal. She’s a sweetheart who’s always cooking up something yummy and healthy!
This Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup requires so few ingredients that you probably already have them on hand and that’s great because…ain’t nobody got time for another trip to the grocery store! I love how easily this recipe comes together and that it can be popped in the freezer to be enjoyed later.
Any sandwich with bacon and avocado is a win-win in my book! The mustard-mayo-sour cream sauce is a simple but creative addition that takes this Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich over the top. Also…I have to add that I love the step-by-step picture tutorial in this post. After all, a good sandwich is all about using quality ingredients and ensuring a good meat/veggie to condiment ratio. Amy has this down pat!
I don’t know about y’all, but I can never get enough pie during the holidays. If the delicious filling doesn’t make you drool, check out the flaky pie crusts. I watched Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz whip up several drool-worthy pies on Instagram this week and I hereby declare her an expert! I’m definitely making these Turkey Pot Pies. Enough said.