holiday leftover recipes

Creamy Turkey Dumpling Soup

Ingredients: 6 cup turkey stock 4 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 sprigs’ worth thyme leaves 4 sage leaves, chopped* 2 bay leaves 4 cups cubed, cooked turkey breast 1 cup frozen peas 1/2-3/4 cup whole milk (could also use heavy cream) […]

Fruitcake Waffles

Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup canola oil 1 tablespoon brandy or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup fruitcake mix candied fruit (I used this), cherries chopped if needed confectioner’s sugar for serving Directions: Prepare […]

Cuban Black Beans and Rice Casserole with Turkey and Zucchini

Ingredients: 4 slices of bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 zucchini, cubed 1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly 2 cups cubed, cooked turkey 2 cups leftover Moros y Cristianos (Cuban-style Rice and Beans) 2/3 cup extra sharp cheddar Directions: Grease a 2-quart baking pan or small casseroles to equal 2 quarts. […]

Sweet Potato Pie Empanadas

Ingredients: for the dough: 3 cups flour 3/4 cup butter 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water tablespoon sugar pinch salt for the filling: 2 1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (cooled, can be made ahead of time) 2 eggs 1/4 cup (homemade) vanilla bean infused rum (or 1 tablespoon vanilla) 1/2 […]

Ham & Peas Baked Polenta

Ingredients: 1/2 small red onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 oz Frick’s sliced Gourmet Ham, cut into bite-sized pieces 2/3 cup frozen peas 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup coarse cornmeal* 1/3 cup grated Parmesan 2 cups very hot or boiling water, chicken or ham stock salt freshly ground black […]

Reuben-Inspired Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 large Russet potatoes (about 3 lbs) 2 1/2 tablespoons minced dill pickles OR dill relish 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/3 cup chopped corned beef* 3/4 cup sauerkraut 2/3 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyère freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Bake […]

Golden Flannel Hash

Ingredients: 1/2 tablespoon butter 1/2 tablespoon canola oil 2 lbs Russet potatoes, cubed 3/4 lb corned beef, cubed 2 “baby” or “spring” Vidalia onions, greens and white parts chopped 2 yellow beets with greens* 1 bunch lacinato kale, chopped fresh thyme sea salt freshly ground black pepper fried eggs to […]

Zucchini Slice with Turkey and Chorizo

Ingredients: 2 cups finely shredded zucchini, drained 1 Vidalia onion, chopped 1 1/4 cup cooked, cubed turkey breast (can sub chicken) 2 oz thinly sliced Spanish chorizo, cut into 1/4 inch pieces 2 oz crumbled goat cheese 5 eggs 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder […]

Double Turnip Soup with Ham

Ingredients: 2 purple-topped turnips, cubed 1 1/2 cup cubed Russet potatoes (1-2 potatoes) 1 cup 1/4 inch dice garlic chives 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, diced 2 cups large cubed ham* 2 quarts ham or chicken stock freshly ground black pepper fresh thyme 1 lb chopped turnip greens […]

“Everything Bagel” Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 hard-boiled eggs, halved lengthwise for the filling: 12 yolks 3 tablespoons-1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard sea salt freshly ground black pepper “everything” seasoning mix: 1 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated minced onion 1 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated minced garlic 1 teaspoon  mixed […]