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THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

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45 min

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2,969,996 views  You can turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into foods like a pot pie, sandwich, or waffles!

2 Servings

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INGREDIENTS

For the Leftover Waffles

For the Leftover Waffles

For the Stuffing Waffle

For the Stuffing Waffle

Leftover stuffing (as much as you press into your waffle iron)

can Leftover stuffing (as much as you press into your waffle iron)

For the Mashed Potato Waffle

For the Mashed Potato Waffle

leftover mashed potatoes

2 cups leftover mashed potatoes

cheddar cheese, grated

3 ounces cheddar cheese, grated

egg

1 egg

For the Sweet Potato Waffle

For the Sweet Potato Waffle

leftover sweet potatoes

2 cups leftover sweet potatoes

egg

1 egg

all purpose flour

2 tbsp all purpose flour

For the Leftovers Sandwich

For the Leftovers Sandwich

leftover turkey breast, with skin

1 leftover turkey breast, with skin

white bread

3 slices white bread

vegetable oil

1 tbsp vegetable oil

butter

1 tbsp butter

Leftover stuffing

Leftover stuffing

Leftover mashed potatoes

Leftover mashed potatoes

Leftover cranberry sauce

Leftover cranberry sauce

Leftover gravy

Leftover gravy

Leftover sweet potatoes

Leftover sweet potatoes

For the Turkey Pot Pie

For the Turkey Pot Pie

Leftover turkey, shredded

Leftover turkey, shredded

Roasted potatoes, chopped into bite  sized pieces

Roasted potatoes, chopped into bite sized pieces

Assorted leftover vegetables, chopped

Assorted leftover vegetables, chopped

gravy

3 cups gravy

chicken stock

½ cup chicken stock

puff pastry

1 sheet puff pastry

egg, beaten

1 egg, beaten

Flaky sea salt

Flaky sea salt

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Leftover Waffles

1.

Preheat your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray.

2.

To make a stuffing waffle, spread a layer of stuffing onto the bottom plate of the waffle iron. Press down and cook as normal.

Leftover stuffing (as much as you press into your waffle iron)

can Leftover stuffing (as much as you press into your waffle iron)

3.

To make a mashed potato waffle, combine leftover mashed potatoes with beaten egg and grated cheddar cheese. Pour mixture onto waffle iron and cook as normal.

leftover mashed potatoes

2 cups leftover mashed potatoes

cheddar cheese, grated

3 ounces cheddar cheese, grated

egg

1 egg

4.

To make a sweet potato waffle, combine leftover sweet potatoes with beaten egg and all-purpose flour. Pour mixture onto waffle iron and cook as normal.

leftover sweet potatoes

2 cups leftover sweet potatoes

egg

1 egg

all purpose flour

2 tbsp all purpose flour

5.

I recommend serving the waffles with leftover turkey and cranberry sauce, topped with some gravy.

6.

For the Leftover Sandwich

1.

Remove the skin from the turkey breast. Fry the skin in vegetable oil until dark brown and crisp. You can use a heavy-bottomed saucepan to help flatten the skin if needed.

leftover turkey breast, with skin

1 leftover turkey breast, with skin

vegetable oil

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2.

Next, prepare your bread. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add white bread and toast only one side - trust me!

butter

1 tbsp butter

white bread

2 slices white bread

3.

Place the extra slice of bread into the hot gravy to soak.

white bread

1 slices white bread

Leftover gravy

Leftover gravy

4.

Assemble the sandwich on a wire rack to prevent toast sweat.

5.

With toast side up, start assembling. First, do a layer of sliced turkey, then a thin layer of stuffing (pressed into a patty).

leftover turkey breast, with skin

1 leftover turkey breast, with skin

Leftover stuffing

Leftover stuffing

6.

Top the stuffing with a layer of cranberry sauce. On top of that, put your slice of gravy-soaked bread.

Leftover cranberry sauce

Leftover cranberry sauce

white bread

1 slices white bread

Leftover gravy

Leftover gravy

7.

Top the “moistmaker” with more turkey, more stuffing, and more cranberry sauce.

leftover turkey breast, with skin

1 leftover turkey breast, with skin

Leftover stuffing

Leftover stuffing

Leftover cranberry sauce

Leftover cranberry sauce

8.

On the final slice of bread, smear the toasted side with a little leftover sweet potatoes.

Leftover sweet potatoes

Leftover sweet potatoes

9.

Top the sandwich with the final piece of bread (white side up). Skewer both sides and cut in half. Look at what you’ve accomplished!

10.

For the Turkey Pot Pie

1.

Chop and prepare your fillings. You can use leftover shredded turkey along with whatever veggies you have on hand.

2.

Thin your gravy with chicken stock.

gravy

3 cups gravy

chicken stock

½ cup chicken stock

3.

Add the turkey and vegetables to the gravy and stir to combine.

Leftover turkey, shredded

Leftover turkey, shredded

Roasted potatoes, chopped into bite  sized pieces

Roasted potatoes, chopped into bite sized pieces

Assorted leftover vegetables, chopped

Assorted leftover vegetables, chopped

4.

Defrost a sheet of puff pastry. Lightly flour it and roll it out until no folds remain.

puff pastry

1 sheet puff pastry

5.

Cut rounds out of the pastry - about half an inch larger than the diameter of your intended pot pie vessel - I use ramekins.

6.

Fill ramekins to about half an inch from the top to account for bubbling.

7.

Top each ramekin with a round of puff pastry and press to seal.

8.

If you want to freeze them, wrap each ramekin in plastic wrap twice and then foil once.

9.

If you want to cook immediately, brush the tops of puff pastry with beaten egg. Top with flaky sea salt.

egg, beaten

1 egg, beaten

Flaky sea salt

Flaky sea salt

10.

Bake at 375°F for 40-60 minutes, depending on the size of your cooking dish.

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