Thanksgiving Leftovers

Re-Invent Your Thanksgiving Leftovers With A Bosch Mixer

Whether you host a family gathering or leave the party bearing goody-filled Tupperware or Ziplock bags, you’re likely to have leftovers the next few days after Thanksgiving.

Once turkey sandwiches lose their appeal, there are countless recipes out there that can transform your leftovers into meals worth applauding. If you own a Bosch Universal Plus Mixer, it’s prime time to employ some of the attachments that make it such a versatile stand mixer. You can:

  • Shred cooked meat like turkey or ham using the Slicer/Shredder Attachment
  • Use the Food & Meat Grinder to grind turkey for burgers or spaghetti sauce
  • Use the stainless steel Sausage Stuffer (in conjunction with the Food & Meat Grinder) to make turkey and cranberry sausages

Here are 4 of our favorite recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers. We’ve listed the ingredients so you can see which foods tempt your taste buds. You can visit the respective cooking sites for the finer points on preparing these upcycled dishes.

Turkey Enchiladas

When in doubt, Mexican food is always a good go-to. There’s a tasty recipe on All Recipes that can turn your post-fiesta leftovers into Turkey Enchiladas. Just run cooked turkey through the Slicer/Shredder attachment to your Bosch mixer to shred the meat quickly and uniformly.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar and Monterey cheese blend
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 24 corn tortillas
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce
  • 4 cups shredded cooked turkey

Do you have children who complain Mexican food is too spicy, even when you use “mild” options? Here’s a quick tip. Open a can of tomato soup and add in however much you need to tame the flames of your enchilada sauce.

Cranberry, Cheese & Turkey Filo Rolls

Filo is a thin dough used for making pastries and savory concoctions in Mediterranean and Balkan countries. Think baklava, that popular honey-drenched confection you’ve probably sampled. Flavor Blender has a recipe for Cranberry, Cheese and Turkey Filo Rolls that’ll have you going Greek. The results will have you saying, “Yasou!”

If you pride yourself on making everything from scratch, you’ll find myriad recipes for filo dough online. If you’re using a Bosch mixer to shred your turkey in record time, however, you’ll probably appreciate frozen, store-bought filo dough.

Ingredients

  • 20, 9 x 14-inch filo sheets
  • Shredded leftover turkey
  • 10 cheddar cheese batons
  • Cranberry chutney or thick cranberry sauce
  • Parsley leaves
  • Melted butter as needed

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

This Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes recipe was culled from Kitschme.com. Called latkes in Yiddish, potato pancakes are traditionally cooked during Hanukkah, an 8-day Jewish holiday that often falls close on the heels of Thanksgiving. The definition of comfort food, latkes can be served garnished with sour cream or applesauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup mashed potatoes,
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup flour
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Garlic (to taste)
  • Onion and/or chives (optional)
  • Cooking oil
  • Cheese (optional)

Turkey Tortilla Soup

Your whole family will love this recipe, nabbed from the Laylita’s Recipes blog, for Turkey Tortilla Soup. Given that the eponymous Laylita is an expert in Latin cuisine, this dish has quite a few ingredients. The extra care that goes into this soup, however, pays off in flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil (olive, peanut or sunflower)
  • 1 ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, diced with seeds removed
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken stock
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 4 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Garnishes:

Grated Monterey jack cheese or queso fresco, tortilla chips, avocado, cilantro, green onions and lime slices

With a little thought, you can spend the days after Thanksgiving—and Christmas, another holiday calling for turkey and the associated fixings—feasting. It’ll have you feeling especially grateful for seasonal leftovers.