First 5 LA’s 5 (Creative) Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

While Thanksgiving leftovers are a gift that keeps on giving, sometimes you need to get creative to keep everyone interested. Here are some ideas for transforming leftovers into something delicious that everyone in the family will love:

  • Sweet Potato Breakfast Pancakes. In a blender, combine 1½ cups mashed sweet potatoes, 1½ cups flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 2 eggs, 1½ cups milk, ¼ cup oil and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Blend until smooth batter forms; add milk if too thick. Cook on a hot, greased griddle, turning once when bubbles form on surface
  • Cranberry Syrup. Sweeten cranberry sauce to taste with maple syrup or agave. Serve with Sweet Potato Breakfast Pancakes
  • “Gobble Burgers.” Combine 2 cups chopped, cooked turkey, 1 cup stuffing and 2 beaten eggs. (If desired, add cranberry sauce, gravy and anything else you have on hand. If mixture is too loose to form patties, add more stuffing.) Form patties and cook over medium heat 3–4 minutes, until golden brown
  • Turkey Lettuce Cups. Combine shredded turkey with fresh veggies of your choice, such as sprouts, carrots or shredded cucumbers. Use lettuce leaves as wraps for turkey filling; dip in your choice of salad dressing or dipping sauce
  • Veggie Frittata. Chop enough leftover cooked vegetables (and turkey, if desired) to equal 4–6 cups. Combine with 4–6 beaten eggs, ½ cup milk or water. Cook in greased pan until set. If desired, sprinkle with grated cheese and broil for a moment until bubbly.
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