Anyone know what it is like to host a Thanksgiving dinner and not have a week’s worth of food leftover?
If you are anything like me, you enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers more than the actual meal itself.

Let’s face it…reheating delicious food with little to no effort always sounds great after a long day of slaving away in the kitchen hosting family and friends.

As much as I enjoy a good hearty turkey sandwich, there are many more creative and lighter options when it comes to eating up all those Turkey day left overs. One of my favorite meals to make with the leftovers is a big autumnal turkey salad. It is so easy to put together, and it works as the perfect meal for lunch or dinner.

Start with two cups of fresh greens (lettuce mix, spinach etc) , and toss on a cup of your left over roasted vegetables (Brussel sprouts, green beans, carrots, squash…you name it). Top it off with leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. Ta-Da! An easy, enjoyable way to enjoy the left overs without needing to unbutton your jeans afterwards.

Thanksgiving quesadillas are also always a big hit and they are family friendly. Think all those yummy fixings inside your turkey sandwich but grilled to a bubbly perfection inside a tortilla instead! We love ours with turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
Another fun way to use up that turkey is to make egg muffins for easy breakfasts. Simply mix six eggs, leftover turkey, stuffing, cranberries, & spinach in a bowl. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. These muffins are super tasty and easy to freeze & reheat for a weekday breakfast on the go.

Carley Dunphy Thanksgiving Leftovers