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3 Tasty Breakfast Recipes to Use up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Kells McPhillips

Kells McPhillipsNovember 29, 2019

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Thanksgiving day is great and everything—but if we’re all being honest, the whole spread tastes way better on day two (and three). Stuffing, sweet potatoes, gravy, turkey, and other dishes can elevate every single meal. (Ice cream smothered in cranberry sauce? Yes, please.) You only have a few days to use your leftovers—they don’t last nearly as long as you’d think. But we’ve got you covered.

3 Thanksgiving leftover recipes to make for breakfast


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The day after Thanksgiving, I wake up SO excited to have this for breakfast!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Shoot, I go to bed on Thanksgiving night excited to have this the next morning. I’m excited to have this NOW and I’m still a week away!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ This Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Hash has turkey, dressing, leftover cooked Brussels or other veggies and gravy that’s warmed in a pan and topped with a fried egg. 🍳 I of course also add some hot sauce. 👍⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Seriously so delicious and one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Recipe:⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Enjoy!⁠⠀ XO,⁠⠀ Kathryn⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #familyfoodonthetable⁠⠀ #thanksgivingleftovers #breakfasthash ⁠⠀ #thanksgivingturkey #thanksgiving2019 #thanksgivingfood #thanksgivingweekend #thanksgivingfeast ⁠⠀ #breakfastclub #breakfastlover #breakfastinspiration #breakfastideas #breakfasttable #morningtime #breakfasteats #brunchtime #morningeats #brunchgoals #breakfastfordinner #clteats #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #eatingwell #yahoofood #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #foodwinewomen #TODAYfood #BHGfood #thekitchn #forkfeed

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Anything can be made into a hash—including Thanksgiving dinner. Food blogger Kathryn Doherty of “Family Food on the Table” sautées her favorite leftovers together and adds a fried egg on top for that extra special touch.

Why eggs are so good for you:


Imagine everything you love about Thanksgiving… but in a waffle. This recipe accomplishes that amazing feat, and somehow, it’s really, really easy.


As far as prepping goes, nothing could be easier than a Thanksgiving burrito. Simply select your choice of Thanksgiving side (and some turkey, if you like) and wrap it all up. Done and done.

How a dietitian makes the healthy Thanksgiving plate:

We’ve got lunch and dinner à la leftovers covered, too. And next year, try cooking your entire Thanksgiving in just an Instant Pot and an air fryer (we dare you).

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