Now that the epic feast is finished, the dishes are cleaned, and the company has all gone home… you are left with a fridge full of turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing (sans the bread, of course).
That’s great news! Here are some delicious Paleo recipes that will use up your leftovers without making you feel like you’re eating the same meals over and over again.
Did you make a big pot of simple whipped sweet potatoes with grass-fed butter for Thanksgiving dinner? Or maybe you went with scalloped, baked, or mashed.
Any way you prepared them, pre-cooked sweet potatoes can be used in so many recipes—from soup to waffles!
Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles Breakfast
Gina from Running Into the Kitchen makes a pretty mean sweet potato waffle. Use one cup of your cooked whipped or mashed sweet potatoes in place of the recipe’s medium sweet potato. Serve it up with a side of bacon, or maybe even a slice of turkey for a Thanksgiving-inspired “Chicken n’ Waffle!”
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream and Bacon Lunch
If you have leftover whipped or mashed sweet potatoes, you can use them in place of the raw, cubed potatoes in this delicious recipe from Tracey at Don’t Mess with Mama.
Taco Shepherd’s Pie Dinner
You might find this surprising, but sweet potatoes are delicious with Mexican seasonings. This quick taco-inspired casserole from The Lucky Penny turns your leftover tubers into a fiesta!
Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash Breakfast
Combine some cubed raw sweet potato (this is one that you can’t sub in pre-cooked), and roasted turkey with savory spices and bacon—and you have breakfast fit for a king. This scrumptious recipe is from Fine Cooking.
Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Salad Lunch
This sweet n’ savory Turkey salad recipe is perfect rolled up in a lettuce wrap or scooped up with celery sticks. Use my Wild Mayonnaise recipe or sub in organic greek yogurt for the mayo.
Did you try the Goji Cranberry Sauce from our Wild Holiday Cookbook? It tastes especially delicious in this recipe.
Leftover Turkey Yellow Curry Dinner
If your roasted turkey is a bit dry by now, try this warm curry dish from Stupid Easy Paleo. The slow simmer in coconut milk will moisten the meat and give your poultry a totally new flavor!
You can cook up a huge batch of bone broth using the very last remnants of your turkey—check out our recipe for bone broth below.
Sip it straight or use it to make soups, gravies, and casseroles. Whatever’s leftover, seal and freeze it for up to a couple months.
Did you take the leap and make Paleo Stuffing for your Thanksgiving feast? Well, don’t let all the hard work go to waste.
Turkey and Stuffing Meatloaf Dinner
Mix 1 cup of your homemade Paleo Stuffing with 1 pound ground turkey and 1 beaten egg. Really get your hands in there and mix everything up good. Salt and pepper to taste. Press into a standard loaf pan and bake in a 350℉ oven for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until juices run clear. Slice and serve with your favorite sides.
WHEN THE LAST OF THE LEFTOVERS ARE EATEN…
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