Fun Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas
It’s inevitable…after Thanksgiving your refrigerator is full of delicious leftovers. Looking for a way to switch it up and not eat the same meal over again? Try these recipes to put a creative twist on your leftovers!
Loaded Leftover Mashed Potato Sticks
3-4 servings (12-16 sticks)
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes, cold
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
4 TBSP butter, melted
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup, grated or shredded cheese of choice
1 Teaspoon garlic salt, or favorite seasoning
Optional mix-ins: crumbled cooked bacon, chives, parsley, etc.
Preheat oven to 450.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper sprayed with olive oil or non-stick spray.
Combine mashed potatoes, flour, breadcrumbs, melted butter, egg, and any optional mix-ins.
Use hands to incorporate mixture into a dough. Knead a few times.
Put ball of dough onto lightly floured surface.
Take dough by Tablespoon and roll out individually into sticks. Approximately 4” long and 1/2” thick. Should make 12-16 sticks.
Put strips onto prepared sheet pan.
Sprinkle strips with Cajun seasoning or preferred seasoning and cheese selection.
Spray sticks with olive oil or non-stick spray. This will help them crisp.
Bake 15-18 minutes or until desired crispness. Flip the sticks hallway through for even baking. Let cool slightly. Serve with a dipping sauce: ketchup, barbeque, honey mustard, salsa, sour cream, etc.
To store & reheat: Refrigerate and reheat in 450 oven for 10 minutes.
Thanksgiving Next Day “Cupcakes”
Make 6 cupcakes
3 Cups prepared and cooled mash potatoes
3 Cups prepared and cooled stuffing
1 Cup prepared and cooled Gravy
Chives or other herbs for garnish “sprinkle”
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a paper cup lined muffin tin scoop ½ cup of stuffing onto each cup.
Top with a ½ cup scoop of mashed potatoes.
Bake in oven until warmed all the way through. About 10-12 min
While baking heat the gravy on the stove or in the microwave. Lightly pour the gravy over the baked/ reheated cupcakes.
6. Top with chives or herbs as garnish.
*This is also good topped with some next day turkey too.