In the days after Thanksgiving each year, the fridge is full of leftovers and no one is interested in cooking at all. Just the thought of planning out a meal, buying the ingredients at the grocery store, and preparing it up on your feet is exhausting in and of itself! Unfortunately, everyone in your house will get tired of warming up a plate of turkey and mashed potatoes really quickly. Lucky for you, here are some genius leftover ideas that will save yourself from working too hard post-holiday!
This fun little leftover idea will have you wanting to make a crunch wrap with all your leftovers from now on. After warming up your leftovers in the oven, spread them across a burrito-sized tortilla. Drizzle mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce all over your turkey and stuffing. Fold up the tortilla then cook it in a skillet until golden brown. Enjoy your leftover crunch wrap!
Fried Mashed Potato Balls
Warm up some grease on the stove. Use a melon baller or an ice cream scooper to create ball shapes with your leftover mashed potatoes. Plop them in the grease until golden brown. Remove from the grease then let them cool. Try these mashed potato balls with cheese and bacon for an extra “umph.”
Thanksgiving in a Blanket
No matter what leftovers you have in your fridge, you can use all of them to make these delicious crescent roll treats! Lay out the crescent roll triangles on a baking sheet, then cover them with whatever leftover you think will taste good together. Fold up the crescent roll around the leftovers, then bake. These sandwich-like treats will change the way you look at leftovers forever.
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Stuffing Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed bell peppers are all the rage on food blogs these days. Gut some sweet bell peppers then fill them with your leftover Thanksgiving stuffing. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, then bake in the oven until the cheese has melted. These stuffed peppers make for a delicious lunch or afternoon snack!
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