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Thanksgiving Leftovers - 3 Ways!

One of the greatest food holidays is done and gone. I am a little sad myself as I love Thanksgiving and all the wonderful food that I get to eat on that day! With any meal like that though comes....

LEFTOVERS!

Yeah!

I eat leftovers all the time so I have become a big fan of leftovers. With Thanksgiving leftovers comes three great dishes that I am about to share with you today. The first dish is Hot Turkey Sandwiches (best thing ever!), following that will be Turkey Stuffing Casserole, and finishing will be Barbecue Turkey Pizza!


Hot Turkey Sandwiches

These open-faced sandwiches are so easy and available at a lot of diners, but I am amazed at the amount of people who have never heard of them much less ate one! If you have not, let me please enlighten you!

You will need: 
Sliced bread of choice
Sliced or shredded turkey (actually almost any meat will do!)
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Stuffing (optional)
**I don't list quantities because I believe these are a matter of preference. 

1. Heat up the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy in whatever method you choose. This sandwich works better with hot ingredients.
2. On a plate, lay down the slice of bread. If you would like stuffing, put some down over top the bread.
3. Add a layer of turkey. If you choose, you can add the mashed potatoes on top or have them on the side. I like them on top.
4. Cover the sandwich with gravy.
5. Grab a fork and dig in!


Turkey Stuffing Casserole

Again, this is very easy to put together. I make this all winter whenever I have leftover stuffing on hand!

You will need:
Stuffing to cover the bottom of an 8"x8", 9"x9", or a 9"x13" pan
Turkey (Chicken works really well here too!)
Gravy

1. Heat up the turkey, stuffing, and gravy using whatever method you would like. This helps the casserole cook faster.
2. On the bottom of the casserole dish or pan, put down a layer of stuffing. You do not have to spread it or pat it down, just cover the bottom at least an inch high. Higher is okay too!
3. Cover the stuffing with a layer of turkey. How much you want is a matter of preference. I like to have the stuffing completely covered by the turkey.
4. Pour hot gravy over the top of the turkey to cover. The gravy will soak in so I pour over the top the equivalent of 2 jars of gravy on a smaller pan and 3 jars on a bigger pan.
5. Cover the casserole tightly. This can bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly. You can also do this in the microwave for 15 minutes on high until hot in the middle and bubbly.
6. Get your leftover side dishes out and serve with the casserole!


Barbecue Turkey Pizza

If you are sick of stuffing and the other traditional Thanksgiving dishes or need something to do with all that leftover turkey, this recipe is for you!

You will need:
1 unbaked pizza crust to fit a pizza pan or a 9"x13" pan
2 cups shredded or chopped turkey (chicken also works here)
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 - 8 oz. bag shredded mozzarella and/or cheddar cheese (2 cups)
**You can add other toppings if you would like. Sliced onions, caramelized onions, and mushrooms are awesome on this pizza!

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. On a greased pizza pan or a 9"x13" pan, spread out your pizza crust so that it creates a lip for the pizza.
2. Spread barbecue sauce on the pizza. You might need a little less or a little more depending on the size of your pizza.
3. Place shredded or chopped turkey over the top of the barbecue sauce. Again you might need a little more or less depending on the size of your pizza and your preferences on toppings.
4. Place cheese over the top of the turkey so that it will cover the turkey.
5. Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes. After about 12 minutes, I would start watching the pizza so that it gets nice brown crust and does not burn.
6. Let the pizza rest for 5 minutes after you take it out of the oven. Otherwise it will be a hot mess!
7. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these recipes and realize that they are not just for Thanksgiving leftovers. Take the pizza as an example: I make that year round. Yum!

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!



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