Cranberry Leftovers Recipes
I always have leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving, so I created this recipe which is very moist and delicious.
I devised this recipe when I was trying to use up that leftover homemade cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving! You could probably also use canned whole cranberry sauce for this recipe.
Cranberry sauce — along with turkey, sweet potatoes, and pie of course — is a must on every Thanksgiving table. Sweet and tangy with a brilliant jewel tone, it's the perfect complement to the relatively mild flavored turkey and turkey sandwiches. Whether you make your own cranberry sauce from fresh or frozen cranberries or if you are just opening a can, there are plenty of ways to use it beyond the classic turkey dinner. Similar to a low-sugar jam or preserves, cranberry sauce is intensely flavored and delicious with meats, especially pork or pot roast. It also fares well with cheese, in desserts, and in quick breads. Cranberry sauce will last between 10 and 14 days in the refrigerator, but given the wide variety of delicious recipes that use it, you may want to double your amount so you can extend the flavor of Thanksgiving well beyond the four-day weekend. If you have leftover cranberry sauce, don't just toss it. Get creative with these delicious ways to use the cranberry sauce you didn't eat at Thanksgiving.
I created this recipe to use leftover holiday turkey. It's a classic bound salad using mayonnaise and celery, but it also includes fresh cranberries, orange juice and cashews. Although new to our menu, it has become a holiday favorite. My family requests I make my own turkey before Thanksgiving so I can serve this salad as an appetizer at our holiday feast. I hope you will find it as enjoyable as we do. Enjoy it on rolls, in wraps, or as a spread with crackers.
This lends classic Asian flavors with an all-American twist. I suggest enlisting the help of a couple of people rolling the spring rolls. This takes up the majority of the prep time. I bake the rolls instead of frying them to cut down on the calories, but you can deep fry them for extra flavor. If you can't find spring roll wrappers, use the egg roll wrappers. They don't bake well, so deep-fry them instead. Use real soy sauce brewed from soybeans, and not the stuff with caramel coloring and salt.
This is one of our family favorites for leftover turkey. Even my children's friends that are picky eaters love it. I've also used store-bought sliced turkey in place of leftovers, and it works great too.
These are a take on the popular baked ham and Swiss sliders with a holiday twist. They also taste great with leftover roasted turkey and French fried onions.