10 Ways to Use Up Holiday Leftovers

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas yesterday. If you are like our family you cooked enough for an army.

Here are a few ideas for what to do with those leftovers.

10 Ways to Use Up Holiday Leftovers


chicken-and-stuffing-bake Chicken and Stuffing Bake

1. Chicken and Stuffing Bake potentially gets rid of 3 leftovers at once. Replace the chicken in it with turkey, throw in your leftover stuffing and cover it with your leftover gravy and follow the cooking directions for a yummy simple meal.

  chicken pot pie

2. Replace the chicken with turkey in my Chicken Pot Pie recipe and use up several cup fulls of your leftover turkey.

3. Buffalo Chicken Chili :For those of you who share in my love of hot and spicy dishes.

4. White Chipolte Chicken Chili : A classic recipe with a bit of kick to it.


5.  Need an appetizer for a party. These Ham and Cheese pretzel bites look amazing.

6. Make up a batch of Ham and Cheese pockets. Eat some for lunch and then freeze the rest for later.

7. Try a classic slow cooker ham and bean soup recipe.

Turkey and Ham leftovers

8. Perhaps your family had a big feast that contained both turkey and ham, I made up  Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole for my family not too long ago and all five of us loved it (believe me it is rare to find a dish we all like).

finished pizzaPizza

9. Left over meat always makes great pizza toppings. Try out my bread machine pizza dough recipe. If you don’t own a bread machine, my family also loves this quick and simple dough.

preparing-meat-for-quick-and-easy-mealsFreeze it

10. If your whole family is bored of turkey and ham served up different ways for days, you can always freeze it by cutting it in cubes and placing it on cookie sheets.

I would love to hear your suggestions on what to do with holiday leftovers?
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  1. Great ideas for leftovers:) Chicken Pot pie is my favorite. Just dropping in from the hop to meet you:) Now I am on my way to your Facebook Page:)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas

  2. Hi Victoria, visiting from Ginger Snap’s “meet thy neighbor blogger” linky! I’m making the chiken (tukey) cordon bleu casserole for sure! The Pot Pie looks amazing too!
    Have a Happy New Year!

  3. We are salad people, and enjoy simply cutting up leftover meat and throwing it into a colorful lettuce salad.

  4. Awesome Ideas! Stopping by from Crystal & Co. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  5. When you have leftover turkey (or chicken), try these lasagna rolls, filled with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. The low-fat mix is tucked inside whole wheat pasta and baked until bubbling and golden brown.

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