Spice up Thanksgiving leftovers with easy recipe ideas

What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Tired of eating turkey sandwiches? WZZM Producer Katie Sakala and her dad Larry share some re-imagined ways to jazz up all the leftover food from Thanksgiving.

Since Thanksgiving is a family affair, Katie's dad Larry helped her cook up the recipes in Lala's Kitchen.

Leftover Turkey Muffins:

Ingredients:

  • 4 1/2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 2 cups chopped turkey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chicken or turkey stock
  • Cranberry sauce or gravy for serving

Step 1: Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Grease muffin tin with cooking spray.

Step 2: Whisk eggs in a bowl.

Step 3: in a larger bowl, mix stuffing, turkey, eggs and stock.

Step 4: divide evenly into 12 muffin cups.

Step 5: Bake for 30 minutes or until they're crispy.

Step 6: Drizzle gravy or cranberry sauce over muffins for garnish.

For the original recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Casserole:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, or to taste
  • 2.5 cups leftover chopped pumpkin pie (approx 3-4 slices)

Step 1: Preheat oven at 375 degrees F. Chop leftover pie into pieces.

Step 2: Mix together dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix together wet ingredients in separate bowl.

Step 3: Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Adjust maple syrup amount to taste.

Step 4: Fold in 2 cups of pumpkin pie. Crumble the remaining half cup for topping.

Step 5: Pour mixture into greased casserole dish. Top with remaining pie pieces. 

Step 6: Bake for 30 minutes, or until top is crisp.

For ingredient substitutions and add-ons, visit the original recipe by clicking here.

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