Today you’ll set the table with beautiful place settings, gather around the kitchen laughing at anecdotal stories and eventually sit down to enjoy a lovely meal full of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes, and even a few twists on some of the classics. Spend the time engaging with the people at the table–and maybe even overindulging just a little. And when all is said and done tonight, don’t forget about the gift that keeps on giving this holiday: Thanksgiving leftovers. After slaving over such a lovely and decadent meal, you won’t want to bother with doing it all over again for the rest of the week. That’s where delicious Thanksgiving breakfast leftovers come in handy. So go ahead and re-heat that casserole and turn it into a breakfast hash, with these ideas that will transform your Thanksgiving leftovers in no time.
Stuffing Pop Tarts (Exclusive to The Good Stuff!)
A roll of refrigerated pie dough paired with Thanksgiving leftovers creates homemade pop tarts. Make them while you are cleaning up Thanksgiving dinner tonight and you have a ready-to-go breakfast in the morning for Black Friday shopping.
- Refrigerated Pie Dough
Unroll the dough and cut into squares. Fill with several tablespoons of filling and fold over the dough. Use a fork to seal edges and brush with cream. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes. For sweet pop tarts, fill them with cranberry sauce. Fill savory ones with cranberry sauce, turkey and stuffing.
Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
Source: Running To The Kitchen
Switch up your favorite waffle mix by folding it over and filling with some leftover turkey, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce for a hearty and quick breakfast sandwich.
Cranberry Cobbler Muffins
Source: Melanie Makes
Stir cranberry sauce into your favorite muffin mix and top with a pecan streusel for a sweet crunch.
Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes
Source: Chubby Vegetarian
Whip up a power breakfast to energize you for Black Friday. Add leftover sweet potatoes into your pancake mix and top with toasted pecans and peaches.
Cranberry Cornbread Parfaits
Source: West Elm
Thanksgiving breakfast leftovers don’t get much better than this on-the-go treat. Set aside a few cups of cornbread for a morning parfait with Greek yogurt and leftover cranberry sauce.
Stuffing and Eggs
Source: Dinner A Love Story
Spoon leftover stuffing into a mini loaf pan or muffin tin to form a nest for your eggs. Top with an egg and shredded cheese to create this breakfast dish.
Source: Boulder Locavare
Create a new tradition and serve this Holiday Hash the morning after Thanksgiving. Take frozen hash browns and sautéwith leftover stuffing, gravy and potatoes with items from you refrigerator.
Leftover Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Source: Peanut Butter and Peppers
Still full the next morning? Blend together pumpkin pie scooped from the crust with your favorite protein powder, greek yogurt and coconut milk for a protein packed breakfast smoothie.
Candied Yam Empanadas
Use up all your Thanksgiving leftovers with this recipe, which infuses turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, mac & cheese, cranberry sauce and gravy.
Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict
Source: Closet Cooking
Grab an English muffin and layer your leftovers to build a Thanksgiving-inspired eggs Benedict. Make sure you have extra gravy on hand!