Fresh Recipes for Holiday Leftovers

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Got a fridge full of leftovers? Make the most of your leftover ham, turkey, and trimmings with these fresh meal ideas. Since most of your ingredients are already cooked, each recipe is fast and easy to prepare.

Ham Dishes

Turkey Dishes

  • Turkey Noodle Casserole
    Use cooked noodles to get this meal on the table in under half an hour.
  • Turkey & Swiss Sandwiches
    These sandwiches beat plain old deli-meat variety, especially if you add a little cranberry sauce.
  • Crispy Turkey Tostadas
    Shredded leftover turkey tops homemade tostadas in this Tex-Mex favorite.
  • Turkey-Stuffed Bell Peppers
    Simply pop shredded turkey and veggies in halved bell peppers, and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Turkey Pot Pie
    Toss your leftovers into uncooked store-bought pastry crusts for an easy family meal.
  • Soutwestern Turkey Soup
    This simple soup is the best way to keep turkey moist and tasty. Toss in whatever vegetables you have left for a hearty winter dish.

Side Dishes

  • Shepherds Pie
    Your mashed potatoes and stuffing will make an easy and satisfying wintertime casserole.
  • Veggie Pot Pie
    Hearty winter veggies are perfect for baking under a store-bought pastry crust.
  • Minestrone Soup
    Place your cooked veggies in a pot. Add stock and tomatoes. Bingo: simple soup.
  • Fried Rice
    Even wild-rice stuffing can be turned into a fast and tasty Asian-style meal.

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