Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The food is always delicious and a full plate of turkey and stuffing is something I look forward to every year. Eating a turkey dinner every day for a week, however, isn’t as appealing. No matter how many family members eat it, it always seems like there’s a week’s worth of turkey left. While there are plenty of leftover turkey recipes, eating that same turkey for breakfast after Thanksgiving requires a bit more creativity. Here are a few unique recipes for using that leftover turkey in your next breakfast meal.
Eggs & Turkey Benedict
Once you’ve perfected the poached egg, this recipe is a classic. Instead of salmon or ham, pour that hollandaise sauce over English muffins and your leftover turkey. Eggs Benedict take a little more time to prepare but for those ready to turn that turkey into a new meal, it’s worth it.
Turkey & Cheese Omelet
This is one of the easiest breakfast meals you could make. If you’ve still got family in town, this is also an easy meal to prepare for multiple people. Fold cheddar cheese, red peppers, and that leftover turkey into a big, fluffy omelet. With a pinch of salt and pepper, this will go great with a post Thanksgiving mimosa.
Turkey & Waffles
A sweet and savory breakfast is a delicious way to begin your day. If you can mix your turkey with cranberry sauce, then why not turkey and maple syrup? Prepare this new Thanksgiving classic breakfast for your entire family and watch that turkey disappear. If you have more of a sweet tooth like I do, add some blueberries or strawberries to the waffles. It will give your turkey a fruity taste, but with the savoriness of the turkey you won’t turn your nose up. Or better yet, add that cranberry sauce to your turkey and waffle dish.
You can’t go wrong with tacos, no matter the time of day. It’s pretty easy to find simple ingredients for tacos in your fridge, I usually have cheese, onions, and some sort of pepper in mine. With these tacos, there’s a couple of ways to approach it. Since you’re using leftover turkey, you can create a Thanksgiving taco or the usual breakfast taco, just subbing out the ground beef for turkey. The Thanksgiving taco may include turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy, however you like to eat your Thanksgiving meal.
Turkey Croissant Melt
Forget the bacon this time, it’s all about that Thanksgiving turkey. Layer turkey, eggs, and cheese onto a croissant. Bake that croissant in the oven for just a few minutes to brown it and help melt the cheese so this leftover breakfast sandwich is the perfect temperature. If you don’t want to bother turning the oven on, toast your croissant, add butter, and you’re ready to create this delicious meal.