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Not your usual Thanksgiving leftover meals. Try something different this year for breakfast, lunch and dinner |

Not your usual Thanksgiving leftover meals. Try something different this year for breakfast, lunch and dinner

 After everyone has had their fill of your fabulous Thanksgiving Day feast, you’ll likely be thinking about what to do with all the leftovers even before anything is put away.

 The following are some refreshing meals that are easy to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner:

Turkey Cobb Pita


3 c. cubed leftover turkey

2 c. chopped butter lettuce

1 large avocado

1 large Roma tomato

1 small red onion

4 strip cooked bacon

2 oz. blue cheese

4 tbsp. mayonnaise

1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

2 tsp. Freshly ground pepper

1 tsp. salt

6 pitas


 In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, pepper, and salt. Add dressing to salad and toss to coat. For each sandwich, fill each of two pita halves with 1/2 cup salad.

Turkey Hash and

Sunny-side-up Eggs


1 lb. red potatoes

1½ tsp. salt

3 tbsp. olive oil

4 tsp. olive oil

1 small yellow onion

3 clove garlic

1 red bell pepper

1½ tbsp. chopped fresh thyme

½ tsp. freshly ground pepper

3 c. diced leftover white and dark meat roast turkey

8 large eggs


 In a medium pot of cold water over high heat, bring potatoes and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes, drain potatoes, and set aside.

 Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-low heat. Sauté onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add red bell pepper, 1 tablespoon thyme, pepper, and remaining salt, and sauté for 3 minutes more.

 Increase heat to medium-high, add 1 tablespoon more oil, reserved potatoes, and turkey and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water and stir to mix. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 10 minutes more. Remove hash from heat and cover loosely with foil.

 In two large nonstick skillets over medium heat, heat 2 teaspoons oil in each. Add four eggs to each pan and fry until whites are cooked, about 4 minutes. Divide hash among serving plates and top each with a fried egg, taking care not to break yolks. Garnish with remaining thyme.

Thanksgiving Pizza


1 puff pastry sheet thawed according to the instructions on the package

1/2 cup mashed potatoes

5 tbsp gravy, divided

1/4 cup corn

1/4 cup green bean casserole

1/2 cup chopped turkey

1/2 cup stuffing

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup French fried onions

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Basil, parsley, or thyme for garnish


 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

 Gently press puff pastry sheet into a greased 9-inch tart pan (or use a 9-inch pie pan). Trim the corners and use them into fill in any empty spaces along the sides of the pan.

 Spread the mashed potatoes over the bottom and drizzle with two tablespoons of gravy. Sprinkle with corn and green bean casserole. Top with turkey, stuffing, and three tablespoons of gravy. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.

 Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Sprinkle with French fried onions and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes.

 Garnish with basil, parsley or thyme and freshly ground black pepper.


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