Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving roll

Now that turkey day is over, I’m sure you have lots of leftovers! Many of you are looking for fun and tasty new ways to use your boring old leftovers… So, as promised, here are a few ways to use all those leftovers.

Turkey and cranberry sauce roll

The first roll that we made used turkey and cranberry sauce as its ingredients. A bit on the sweeter side, this is a good one for kids. Son thought it tasted a little like PB&J, just because of the sweet fruity taste.

Turkey and candied yam roll

Our second roll was a mix of turkey and candied yams. Not as sweet as the cranberry sauce roll, this was probably our least favorite out of all the rolls, but it was still good! It tasted potato-y, so those of you who don’t like mixing starches (you know who you are) might not like this one.

Turkey and stuffing roll

The third roll that we tried making used turkey and stuffing (yes, all of the rolls use turkey!).

Turkey and stuffing roll

This one was salty (which meant Son LOVED it!) and a pretty good combination.

Turkey and stuffing roll

Our last roll was our favorite. It used all of the leftovers that we had (turkey, stuffing, candied yams, and cranberry sauce). We didn’t have any mashed potatoes, gravy, or green bean casserole left, so we couldn’t use those. (I don’t think mashed potatoes would have worked too well – they’re too mushy.) This roll was really good – kinda like a whole Thanksgiving feast having a party in your mouth. Yum yum yum!

Thanksgiving roll

Since we only had a limited amount of leftovers (my mom only let me steal so much!) these are the only rolls that we could make, but of course, the possibilities are limitless! Let me know what kind of concoctions you came up with to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers… since I’m sure you had different kinds of leftovers than I did! Let me know the good, the bad, the completely weird… I can’t wait to hear all about it!

Thanksgiving roll

12 thoughts on “Using Thanksgiving Leftovers”

  1. Andrew -

    Hmmm, interesting. I had tilapia instead of turkey, but I might try putting some of that and a bit of cranberry sauce in a roll.

  2. Sam -

    Those are some really interesting concoctions! I’ve never thought of making sushi outside of the typical fish+rice formula. Unfortunately I didn’t have Turkey on Thanksgiving to try this out but maybe this Christmas…

  3. Yvo -

    Hahah! That’s me- I don’t like mixing starches. That’s not to say I don’t make exceptions, but in general… but my, those sound and look yummy!!!

  4. Allison -

    Andrew – That sounds interesting… let me know how it turns out!
    Sam – We thought it would taste kinda weird, but the combinations (especially the one with everything) turned out tasting really good! Hopefully the next time you have turkey you can try it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Yvo – ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s alright, even if you don’t try that one… we have plenty others (as you well know ๐Ÿ™‚ ) that you can try!

  5. Ron -

    These are some unique and imaginative (and i’m guessing delicious) ideas for using Thanksgiving leftovers. Thanks for the ideas ๐Ÿ™‚