Creative ways to eat up holiday leftovers with zero effort
Thanksgiving leftovers are almost better than the feast itself. But after days of noshing on turkey, rolls, potatoes, stuffing and green beans over and over again, it can get a little old. That’s where delivery comes in! Just add those holiday leftovers to these delivery foods to give them a total refresh. Because we don’t like to see any food wasted.
When you have more turkey than you know what to do with, order one these delivery items and toss that turkey in to make it a satisfying, nourishing meal.
Coconut Milk Soup
Coconut milk soup, or Tom kha kai, is a tangy, spicy soup popular in Thai cuisine. The turkey blends well with the flavors of coconut, galangal, kaffir lime, lemongrass and Thai chili peppers—boasting flavors so unlike those from Thanksgiving, it’ll provide a much-needed change of pace.
Turkey can sub for chicken in almost any dish, especially pasta. From cold pasta salad to hearty Alfredo, pesto or any cheesy Italian dish, shred some leftover turkey on top and voila! Dinner is done.
Side salads typically don’t come with meat, but with the addition of turkey can quickly and easily turn from a sad salad to a delicious entree in seconds.
Top your scrambled eggs with leftover turkey and add some protein to your breakfast routine. You could even wrap it up in a tortilla with some salsa for a flavorful breakfast burrito.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Order a melty grilled cheese and stuff it with some turkey for a delicious meal you won’t be able to find on any menu. Add some leftover cranberry sauce for a savory-sweet combination!
Sprinkle diced turkey onto a pesto pizza or a pizza with creamy garlic sauce for a new take on an old classic.
It doesn’t get more simple than ordering your favorite nachos and topping them with some shredded turkey for the perfect game day snack!
Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole is creamy enough that you can mix it into various delivery foods to create filling meals. Here are some delivery ideas to use up that green bean casserole.
- Brown or white rice
- Plain pasta noodles
- Mushroom soup
Cranberry sauce is a little bit sweet and a little bit sour—perfect for savory foods or even desserts. Put a dollop of leftover cranberry sauce on these delivery foods for a punch of unexpected flavor.
- Pancakes or waffles
- Pork tenderloin
- Bread pudding
Whether you made homemade gravy or purchased it in a jar, you probably have extra. Pour that leftover Thanksgiving gravy all over these delivery foods to add moisture and richness.
- French fries (to make poutine!)
- Meatloaf or meatballs
- Fried chicken or pork chops
Mashed Potatoes & Stuffing
When it comes to mashed potatoes and stuffing, you might have to whip something up. Here are some recipe ideas to use up leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes and stuffing.