Ah, leftovers. A reminder of how much time and energy you spending cooking the day before. While many of us will simply eat the leftovers plain or throw them into a sand which, some have created delicious and creative recipes to give new life to their leftovers. Why use your leftovers to try out some new and unique dishes? We have put together a fun and DELICIOUS recipe guide using the most common christmas dinner leftovers. So relax, cook away, and know your leftovers will be going to good use.
If you have leftover TURKEY:
Turkey, when cooked correctly, can be one of the most buttery and tasty meats to have on the dinner table. The problem with turkey is that it can dry out when saved as a leftover. That is why we recommend that when using turkey for leftovers, you use a creamy sauce to give your turkey new life and prevent a dry, flavorless meal.
The Recipe: Turkey Tetrazzini
Recipe by: Amy Johnson | She Wears Many Hats
If you have leftover HAM:
Another favorite during the holidays, ham is known for its sweet and tender flavor qualities. Ham goes amazing with breakfast, so why not use your leftover ham the next morning to make delicious ham pastries?
The Recipe: Ham Scallion Cheddar Muffins
Recipe by: Melanie from A Beautiful Bite
If you have leftover POTATOES:
Potatoes are a great side dish to have at christmas dinner, they are hearty, starchy, and absorb a tremendous amount of flavor. But the next day? The flavor is not nearly as good. That is why the best way to leverage potato leftovers is in a creamy soup that will give you potatoes back the flavor that they lost.
The Recipe: Sausage, Potato & Spinach Soup
Recipe by: The Candid Appetite
If you have leftover GRAVY & BISCUITS:
Have an excess of gravy after the big christmas meal? Also have some leftover biscuits? Then you are in for a treat! Next day gravy can be used on almost anything, but a unique way to really capture the savory and creamy flavor of gravy is in a casserole.
The Recipe: Biscuits And Gravy Casserole
Recipe by: Lemon Sugar
If you have leftover SQUASH:
Having leftover squash can be tricky, you can throw it in a salad, re-sue it as a side dish, OR you can do something creative with it! Squash is often used as a side or a toss on item, but rarely as the main ingredient in a dish. It is time for squash to take center stage!
The Recipe: Butternut Squash Fritters
Recipe by: Kelly Senyei at Just A Taste
What do you do with your leftovers?
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