5 Breakfast Recipes Made with Thanksgiving Leftovers

published Nov 26, 2013
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While eating all that ridiculously good food for Thanksgiving, it’s unlikely that you’re thinking about breakfast for the following day. If, however, you have a house full of guests, and you don’t feel like grazing or just making sandwiches, these five recipes utilize leftovers in simple, smart ways.

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Leftover Breakfast Biscuits – How Sweet It Is (Image credit: How Sweet It Is)

As you can tell from the photos of four of the recipes, eggs are your friend for transforming Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s easy to reheat things in a skillet or make a fancy leftover sandwich and simply put a fried egg on top of the dish. If you’re looking for something lighter, however, the simple parfait is an easy yet delicious alternative.

1. Leftover Breakfast Biscuits – How Sweet It Is. Biscuits topped with leftover mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, and a runny egg.
2. Turkey Holiday Hash – Boulder Locavore. Leftover turkey and stuffing go into a fresh and hot breakfast skillet.
3. Orange Cranberry Parfait – Sweet Remedy. So easy! Cranberry sauce, yogurt, some crumbled rice cake. Done.
4. Customizable Breakfast Bread Bowls – Perfecting the Pairing. Bread bowls stuffed with leftovers and baked.
5. Sweet Potato and Cornbread Hash with Veggie Sausage Gravy – The Kitchn. A vegetarian hash made with leftover stuffing and fried up in a pan.

What do you usually do for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving? Do you keep it light? Or use up leftovers?