For the Love of Thanksgiving Leftovers

For the Love of Thanksgiving Leftovers

The annual Thanksgiving dinner is hotly anticipated and then, just when your refrigerator is jammed with leftovers, everyone turns their noses up on the dishes. Check out my segment on Global’s The Morning Show for three meals that swallow thanksgiving leftovers but feel like brand new dinners for your family. 

Waffled Stuffing with All The Fixings

Take your leftovers for delicious ride in your waffle iron to create the ultimate savoury breakfast for dinner. You may never look at a waffle the same again. Or leftovers.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings


  • 3 cups cups leftover stuffing
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • warmed leftover mashed potato, for topping
  • warmed leftover turkey, for topping
  • warmed leftover gravy, for topping


  • Preheat the waffle iron according to factory directions.
  • In a large bowl, mix the stuffing, eggs, cheddar cheese and a pinch salt and pepper.
  • Grease the waffle iron with non-stick spray. Scoop half the stuffing mix onto the waffle iron a and cook until golden brown and crisp, about. 7-8 minutes. Repeat with remaining stuffing mix.
  • Top waffles with additional leftovers and drizzle with gravy. Serve.
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Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls

Yes, you read that correctly. Thanksgiving leftovers (or any for that matter) make the best filling or egg roll wrappers to create a delicious dinner or lunch. These are definitely not your mother's leftovers. Not that there is anything wrong with those. Sorry mom.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course


  • 6 eggroll wrappers
  • 1 cup leftover turkey, shredded
  • 1 cup leftover vegetables
  • 1 cup leftover stuffing
  • 1 cup leftover cranberry sauce
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup gravy, for dipping


  • On a clean and dry surface, lay an egg roll wrapper down in a diamond shape and spread a thin layer of cranberries in the centre.  
  • Add a spoonful of vegetables, then stuffing and finally a few shavings of turkey over top of the cranberries, leaving a 1-inch edge around all sides.
  • Using your finger, wipe the edges with a couple drops of water.  Gently roll away from you and fold in the sides as you go. Repeat with remaining leftovers and wrappers.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil until it reaches 1” from the bottom of the pan. Heat until it starts to bubble. Add egg rolls and fry until golden, 1 minute per side. (Don’t crowd the pan.)
  • Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool slightly. Serve with warm gravy. You can also use your air fryer for 2-3 minutes.
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Dutch Baby with Thanksgiving Leftovers

This puffed pancake creates the perfect canvas for your Thanksgiving leftovers making this the ultimate breakfast for dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter
  • leftover mashed potato, for topping
  • 1 cup frozen peas, cooked according to package directions
  • cranberry sauce , for topping
  • gravy, for topping


  • Place the flour, milk, eggs, onion powder and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend for 10 seconds, scraping down the sides and then blend for another 10 seconds.  Allow the batter to rest in the blender for 20 minutes. 
  • Place a 9 or 10 inch oven safe skillet on t he middle rack of the oven and remove any racks above it. Heat the oven to 425.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven using oven mitts and place it on top of the stove.
  • Add the butter and allow it to melt, swirling to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.  Pour the batter on top of the butter being sure it sits evenly across all sides of the pan. Place the skillet in the oven.
  • Bake the Dutch baby until it is puffed and lightly browned across the top, about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, warm leftover mashed potatoes, turkey and cranberry sauce. Spoon over top and sprinkle with the peas. Drizzle gravy over top and serve.
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