How to Upgrade Your Holiday Leftover Game


You threw the party. You endured the relatives. You mastered the art of small talk. You cleaned up the dishes. But now you have a fridge full of leftovers, and you’re not really sure what to do next.


Here’s an idea: Don’t get stuck in a recreation-of-the-holiday-dinner rut. Create something new with those leftovers. Treat them like a canvas upon which you can build exciting and adventurous new dishes.

Not sure where to begin? Here are some ideas, based on what you have left over:


Too much turkey left over after the big meal? Sick of the same-old same-old turkey sandwiches? These fresh takes on turkey will make you forget you’re even eating leftovers.


Sure, you could nuke leftover stuffing with a smear of congealed, day-old gravy. But do better for that delicious dish: Transform it into something you’ve never had before.


The leftover stuffing and turkey get so much attention, the leftover veggies often get short shrift. That’s just not fair—not when you can make standout dishes like these.