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What to do with holiday leftovers

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Sure, a turkey sandwich is always a crowd-pleaser, but we'll show you how to take it a couple steps further with these exciting ways to use up leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

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Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Asian-Style Turkey and Cabbage Noodle Soup

Bold Asian flavours and thick, chewy udon noodles turn each bowl of this quick turkey soup into a meal that's as exciting as it is comforting. For a spicy kick, add a few dashes of sriracha.

Get the recipe: Asian-Style Turkey and Cabbage Noodle Soup

Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Cranberry Yogurt Parfaits

A few spoonfuls of leftover cranberry sauce layered with yogurt and granola are all you need to make an elegant (and super-easy) breakfast. If you have nuts or fresh fruit on hand, add them to the mix.

Get the recipe: Cranberry Yogurt Parfaits

By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Turkey, Asiago and Spinach Frittata

Sharp Asiago is a heavenly match for mild turkey. When buying the cheese, keep in mind that the firmer the brick, the more intense the flavour, so choose according to your family's tastes. Feel free to substitute with a milder Jarlsberg or Emmental cheese, if you prefer.

Get the recipe: Turkey, Asiago and Spinach Frittata

Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Easy Stuffing, Ham and Egg Cups

These tasty little bundles of leftover bread stuffing, egg, cheese and smoky ham make a yummy dish to start the day. They're like a full weekend breakfast in convenient little packages.

Get the recipe: Easy Stuffing, Ham and Egg Cups

Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Turkey, Sage and Squash Pot Pie

This fast version of pot pie is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. It is quicker to make than a regular pot pie because the pastry bakes as the filling simmers. If time permits, you can put the filling in ovenproof dishes, cover with uncooked pastry and bake until bubbly and golden.

Get the recipe: Turkey, Sage and Squash Pot Pie

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Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Israeli Couscous Salad With Turkey and Honey-Roasted Carrots

Also known as pearl couscous, Israeli couscous is much larger than the more common North African variety, making it better suited to hearty salads. Look for it in the international section of grocery stores or substitute with barley or quinoa

Get the recipe: Israeli Couscous Salad With Turkey and Honey-Roasted Carrots

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Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Creamy Turkey Penne With Brussels Sprouts

Make some room in your post-holiday fridge by transforming multiple leftovers into one comforting pasta. If you don't have brussels sprouts, substitute with shredded cabbage.

Get the recipe: Creamy Turkey Penne With Brussels Sprouts

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Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Shortcut Turkey Risotto

Risotto is generally a labour of love. Our shortcut version eliminates most of the stove-top stirring, but produces equally silky results and turns ho-hum turkey leftovers into a special meal. Make sure to serve the risotto as soon as it's done cooking; as it stands, it thickens quickly and loses some of its creamy texture.

Get the recipe: Shortcut Turkey Risotto

Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Hearty Turkey Pot Pies

A peppery cream sauce speckled with fragrant thyme makes these individual pot pies the ultimate weeknight comfort food. Look for a packaged whole grain blend that cooks in 15 minutes or less to ensure the grains become tender while you're baking the pies.

Get the recipe: Hearty Turkey Pot Pies

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Great Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Potato and Salmon Cakes

A few fresh ingredients and a bit of flaky salmon give leftover mashed potatoes a tasty new lease on life. Depending on how salty your mashed potatoes are, you might want to add an extra pinch of salt. Serve with a simple green salad for a light lunch or dinner.

Get the recipe:  Potato and Salmon Cakes

Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

 

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