Thanksgiving leftovers filling your fridge? Looking for a great leftover turkey recipe? Every year, we spoon leftover turkey onto our plates, smothering it with cranberry sauce and stuffing though there never seems to be enough gravy to make the rounds. We make Thanksgiving casseroles and nourishing soups. This Thanksgiving, we served up a something a little different, something new that’s sure to become a mainstay in our home: leftover turkey hash with yams and fresh sage.
what to do with thanksgiving leftovers
- Leftover Turkey: turkey and yam hash (see the recipe), turkey soup with vegetables, turkey soup with wild rice, turkey enchiladas, turkey sandwiches.
- Leftover Cranberry Sauce: use on sourdough or sprouted wheat bread as a jam or jelly, make cranberry-oat bars, use in cranberry sorbets
- Leftover Mashed Potatoes: use as a base for potato soup, make colcannon or bubble and squeak, use in shepherd’s pie
- Leftover Stuffing: Combine with eggs and prepare a strata, use as a base for Thanksgiving casserole
- Leftover Yams, Sweet Potatoes or Squash: Use as a base in pancakes, waffles or muffins.
Turkey Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Sage
- Melt the ghee in a cast iron skillet over medium heat, then toss in peeled and chopped shallots and minced sage, frying them until they release their fragrance and become translucent – about 3 minutes. Toss in diced yam, and fry until tender when pierced with a fork, stirring frequently.
- Add the leftover turkey to the yams and shallots, and continue frying for 5. Deglaze the skillet with one cup roast chicken or turkey stock, and simmer the hash until the liquid is completely evaporated, about ten minutes longer. Serve warm.