Two Dishes to Make with Thanksgiving Leftovers

These two recipes aren’t necessarily for Thanksgiving day (although you could try them out, of course); their optimal use falls on the day after, when you have a fridge full of leftovers.

Mashed Potato & Stuffing Patties

What you’ll need:

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups leftover chopped cooked turkey
  • 2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, onion and pepper. Stir in potatoes, turkey and stuffing.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, drop potato mixture by 1/2 cupfuls into pan; press to flatten slightly to form patties.
  3. Fry 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and heated through. Drain on paper towels.

Turkey Stir-Fry

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup cut green beans
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews, optional
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions:Embossed Garlic Keeper

  1. In a large skillet, saute beans in peanut or canola oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer or until fragrant.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over bean mixture in skillet. Add turkey and simmer uncovered, for 4-6 minutes or until heated through.
  3. If desired, sprinkle with cashews and, if desired, cilantro. Serve with dinner rolls or over rice.

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