The only thing better than Thanksgiving dinner is the inevitable fridgeful of leftovers it creates; containers full of buttery mashed potatoes, tart cranberry sauce, and the main star, tender turkey meat. After you’ve had your ceremonial leftover sandwich (it’s tradition, of course), try some of these unique recipes that make the most of T-day spoils.
Holiday Turkey Hash
These are the things holiday brunches are made of; crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside sweet potatoes, slightly charred brussels sprouts from the day before, a runny egg, savory bacon, and leftover turkey.
Japanese Turkey Curry Udon
While normally made with beef or chicken, turkey works beautifully as a substitute in this Japanese comfort food classic. With curry powder and garam masala, this flavorful bowl’s rich broth will warm up your fall afternoon.
Savory Chickpea Waffles With Turkey BLTA Salad
The only thing better than a BLTA? That same bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado stacked high on a waffle.
Ham Banh Mi
It’s the classic Vietnamese sandwich, but with a Thanksgiving twist. Featuring leftover Kurobuta ham, pickled veggies, and spicy jalapeños. And use any pâté if you have it!
Sheet-Pan Fried Rice with Ham and Squash
Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, from veggies to meats, and this one uses up all that leftover ham.