Cooking with Kate: Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
Quick Turkey Chowder
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, sauté green onion and celery in butter until celery is almost tender.
- Add potato soup, corn, turkey or chicken stock, and nutmeg. Season generously with salt and black pepper.
- Stirring constantly, bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and add turkey and parsley.
- Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until turkey is heated through.
Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes
In a skillet, cook the bacon until crispy and drain on a paper towel until cool. Crumble into small bits. Place the bacon bits into a large bowl. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from the frying pan and cook the garlic and white parts of the green onion over medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and onions to the bacon along with mashed potatoes, cheese, flour, green onions, spices, parsley, and eggs. Blend well with a spoon or your hands; the mixture will be thick and sticky.
Wash and dry your frying pan, then melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.
Scoop up about ¼ cup of the potato mixture and form it into a ball. Place it in the hot pan, flattening it out until it is ½ – ¾″ thick. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side, until they are lightly golden brown.
For best results, serve immediately, while hot and crispy, with sliced green onions, sour cream, or ketchup.
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Ham and Egg Salad Sandwiches
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Eggs à la Goldenrod
Uses 4 eggs
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Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
Uses 3 eggs
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Blue Cheese Deviled Dogs
Uses 4 eggs
This unexpected, but totally delicious treat will have you wishing for more leftover eggs! Check out the gourmet recipe here.
Cobb Salad Wraps
Uses 1 egg
Go for this cobb salad with a twist. Make this fun and easy recipe for your next lunch! Read more on this recipe here.
Have fun with these recipes and don't stress about a full refrigerator of leftovers! You'll work through these dishes sooner than you think.