Recipes For Making The Most Of Your #NoFailThanksgiving Leftovers

by  Gennefer Gross


We’ve already shown you several ways to enjoy a #NoFailThanksgiving with foolproof preparation tips and common sense shortcuts to make your day as stress-free as possible, but without fail, there will be leftovers. It’s one of those things you just have to accept like taxes, calories, and not running into anyone you know when you’re having a fantastic hair day. Leftovers are inevitable. But that doesn’t mean they have to be boring.

So this year, steer clear of your typical turkey sandwich or sad, reheated plates of food, and transform your dishes into show-stopping meals with the help of the Thermomix® and our new Leftovers Collection.

Take Your Tastebuds To Far Off Places

While Thanksgiving is an American holiday, it doesn’t mean your turkey can’t go on a world tour. Perk up your poultry with a Mexican twist with our Ancho-Cranberry Turkey Enchiladas recipe that bridges the gap between two of your leftovers in a whole new way. Tart cranberries come alive with the addition of chile de árbol, and fresh cilantro enlivens your briny bird, cradled by cascading layers of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. Or venture off to the Mediterranean, where our Turkey, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Penne offers a savory stroll through Southern Italy with bright bursts of fresh cherry tomatoes, lemon zest, and baby arugula that will have you saying, “Arrivederci, turkey salad!”

Go Beyond The Dinner Table

When it comes to holiday leftovers people often opt for lunchtime snacks or evening meals, but just because you served these dishes at dinnertime doesn’t mean you can’t branch out to breakfast. A wide array of Thanksgiving components make the perfect base for festive morning fare. You can switch up those sweet potatoes into stacks of fluffy pancakes, or if you’re feeling really adventurous our recipe for Turkey Benedict with Stuffing Waffles will make you feel like you’re being pampered by room service at a five-star hotel. And pumpkin pie bread is the perfect accompaniment for your morning latte, lovingly revitalizing your standard dessert with silky swaths of cream cheese for one of the moistest mouthfuls you’ve ever tasted.

 Out-Of-The-Bird Thinking

Leftover recipes often center solely around the bird, but your remaining side dishes also bring a lot to the party, so don’t leave them out of the mix. Stuffing is the perfect… well, stuffing… for meatloaf as you knead herbaceous balls of bread into ground beef with Worcestershire, paprika and smoked brown sugar to impart hearty, rustic flavors reminiscent of Fall. Your spuds also get their day in the sun with our recipe for Turkey And Mashed Potato Croquettes that masterfully incorporate all those bits of dark turkey meat into deep fried balls of lush buttery mash for post-holiday comfort that feels like a lazy Sunday afternoon in food form.

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