What To Do With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Thanksgiving is over and along with warm memories and tired families, you probably have a fridge full of turkey. If you don’t know what you are going to do with all that turkey, we’ve got you covered. These recipes are the perfect way to reuse that turkey and maybe even a little of the leftover sides as well.

For the traditional, we have a Thanksgiving Turkey Wrap. Grab the stuffing, sweet potatoes, turkey, and cranberry sauce for this tasty wrap. It can be served warm or cold and will allow you to enjoy all the flavors again.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Wrap (per person)

1 large flour tortilla (10-inch)
3 tablespoons cooked candied sweet potatoes
3 tablespoons cooked stuffing or dressing
1/4 cup cooked turkey, chopped, diced, sliced
1/4 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
Cranberry sauce, optional

Directions: Spread tortilla with mashed sweet potatoes to within 1/2 inch from edge; place cooked stuffing or dressing down one side; arrange cooked turkey next to stuffing; sprinkle entire tortilla with shredded cheese. Starting on stuffing side, snugly roll tortilla up. If desired, warm in microwave until heated through. Serve with optional cranberry sauce.

* Remember, leftover turkey should be used within 3-4 days. Stuffing should be removed from the turkey and refrigerated separately.  Use stuffing or dressing and leftover gravy within 2 days.


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For the spicy, we have a Turkey Quesadilla. This fun twist doesn’t seem like thanksgiving leftovers, and will have your family begging for seconds.

Turkey Cheese Quesadillas

2 flour tortillas (10-inch)
Melted butter (about 2 teaspoons)
1/2 cup cooked turkey, shredded, diced, sliced, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2cup shredded cheddar cheese (extra for top if desired)
Salsa, optional

Directions: Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly brush one side of tortillas with butter. Place 1 tortilla, butter side down, on baking sheet; arrange turkey on tortilla; sprinkle with chopped cilantro; sprinkle with shredded cheese. Top with second tortilla, butter side up; press tortillas firmly together. Bake approximately 10 minutes or until heated through and edges begin to crisp. Turn Quesadilla over and continue to bake 5 minutes longer or until bottom tortilla is crisp. Sprinkle the top with extra cheese and leave in the oven until golden brown, if desired. Cut in quarters and serve with optional salsa.

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