If I'm being totally honest, the best part of the holiday season is all of the food.
I dream all year about going home to my grandmother's cooking and gaining approximately one billion pounds as I chow down on my favorite holiday treats. And food really is the gift that keeps on giving, because there are always so many leftovers to keep enjoying in the days (and weeks) afterward. But it can get boring to eat the same thing over and over again, so here are 15 awesome recipes that use your holiday leftovers to their fullest potential.
1. I love a good pie for dessert, but this savory Christmas Leftover Pie would absolutely hit the spot.
2. That holiday meal can also become an incredible leftover casserole for later on in the week.
3. Okay, sign me up immediately for ham and cranberry sandwiches.
4. Leftover turkey can turn into mouthwatering carnitas with just a little effort.
5. Add some ham to your mac and cheese if you've just fully committed to finishing out your year with carbs. (I know I have!)
6. Turkey vegetable soup might be just the thing you need to warm up as it gets colder and colder outside.
7. Roll right on up to try these Boxing Day leftovers featuring turkey sausage.
8. Not sick of cookies yet? Try out one more recipe: Christmas Mincemeat Cookies.
9. If you had trouble getting the kids to eat their Brussels sprouts with dinner, try it out on them again in the morning with this sweet potato and sprout hash.
10. Did someone say stuffing cups? YUM!
11. There's no better way to get a jump on your New Year's resolutions like eating a turkey salad.
12. Try something new by making your own turkey Thai curry rather than ordering out for dinner.
13. When in doubt, throw it all into a quesadilla.
14. Or you could throw it all into a quiche. Anywhere you throw it, it's gonna be delicious.