What to Do With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers


Staring at a fridge chock full of leftover Thanksgiving goodies can be mighty intimidating – with so many options, and so many ingredients, it’s not always easy to know what to do with them.

Allow us to simplify things. Whether you’re hankering for the simplicity of the perfect post-Thanksgiving sandwich or are feeling adventurous enough to make mashed potato spring rolls, we’ve found a plethora of yummy recipes to keep your culinary inspiration flowing through the holiday season.

And for a homecooked basic, let us recommend this Turkey Chili from Elena’s Pantry:

Turkey Chili
leftover turkey meat, white and/or dark
4-6 roasted
poblano chili peppers
2 quarts chicken stock (vegetable stock will work too)
2 medium onions, diced
3 carrots, diced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon
celtic sea salt
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon cilantro, minced

  1. In a large crock pot, combine turkey, poblanos, stock, onions and carrots
  2. Allow to cook several hours or overnight
  3. Add cumin, oregano and salt
  4. In a small bowl, combine arrowroot and water to make a slurry
  5. Stir into crockpot and cook for another 1 hour or until thick
  6. Garnish with cilantro
  7. Serve

Read More {Serious Eats’ Guide to Thanksgiving Leftovers}

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