One of the best things about December is that it’s called the festive season for good reason: with so much feasting and drinking to be done, those festive roast banquets and trimmings aren’t just for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day (though not for a lack of trying). Take the feasting beyond your holiday dinner parties with this list of delicious recipes that elevate those glorious leftovers into decadent meals over the next couple of days.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich
We would be remiss if we didn’t include one of pop culture’s most memorable Thanksgiving creations from Friends: Ross Geller’s Thanksgiving leftover sandwich, the iconic Moist Maker using leftover turkey. Wait for it: Monica’s secret behind this little number is putting an extra slice of gravy-soaked bread in the middle. Take it from Ross: that sandwich was “the only good thing going in his life”.
Roast Vegetables Frittata
Photo credit: Tom Hunt, for The Guardian
This one-pan Roast Vegetables Frittata recipe is ridiculously easy to make, and equally delicious. Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, pumpkin — experiment with different leftover roast vegetables that you have on hand, throw in some beaten eggs and you’re all set.
Try your hand at this crowd-pleaser using The Guardian’s recipe here.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Burrito
Photo credit: @cravingsbychrissyteigen
In Chrissy Teigen we trust. This Leftovers Breakfast Burrito has all the works: stuffing, roast chicken (or your favourite roast of choice), roast vegetables and even cranberry sauce, cosily tucked into a tortilla and toasted for a hearty start to the day. Make it Mexican and enjoy alongside one of our Loco Hot Sauces for a delicious twist on a brunch must-have.
Get creative with your leftovers using Chrissy Teigen’s recipe here.
Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles
Photo credit: @smittenkitchen
If you love a good crispy waffle, you’re going to love Smitten Kitchen’s one-step recipe behind these savoury Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles, the perfect day-after Thanksgiving (or every other day, for that matter) breakfast. Simply press your leftover stuffing into a hot waffle iron, and let it do the rest. Top with a crispy fried egg, if that’s your kind of vibe.
Christmas Roast Pot Pie
Photo credit: Louise Hagger, for The Guardian
Not only a winter favourite, this Christmas Roast Pot Pie offers classic dinner comfort all year around, especially on those stormy nights. Looking for an even more fuss-free quick dinner? Skip the handmade pastry for a frozen puff pastry sheet from the store: just remember to cut a cross in the middle of the pastry so that it crisps up wonderfully in the oven.
Recreate this all-time dinner delight with The Guardian’s recipe here.
Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
Photo credit: Half-Baked Harvest
Just when you thought cinnamon rolls couldn’t get any better. Seal the deal and put a festive twist on these gorgeous fluffy cinnamon rolls with leftover eggnog from Christmas that will have you drifting off to peaceful slumber in a food coma, and win you brownie points from lucky family and friends keeping the party going on till Boxing Day.
Get started on your food coma with Half-Baked Harvest’s recipe here.
Happy feasting amigos, and have a very Loco Mexmas from all of us here at Super Loco Group!