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You don’t have to look far for inspiration for your leftover turkey and stuffing. Butterball Turkey has an entire Pinterest gallery devoted to them.
Beyond all the open face turkey sandwiches with gravy, triple decker sandwiches and panini are:
Turkey Empanadas, Enchiladas, Nachos & Quesadillas
Turkey & Cranberry Grilled Cheese (recipe)
Turkey & Cranberry Pizza (we love this recipe!)
Turkey Pot Pie (recipe)
Turkey Tetrazzini (recipe)
But our favorite is a turkey, cranberry and stuffing wrap. Just spread cream cheese, mayo (especially chipotle mayo) or leftover dip on a tortilla, pile on the leftovers, roll and eat.
You can do the same with lettuce wraps. Variations on a theme:
Add hummus to the tortilla wrap. Here’s a recipe from SheWearsManyHats.com.
Vary the filling in the lettuce wraps. Here’s a recipe with a Santa Fe flair, from SkinnyTaste.com.
Spread out a wrap and pile on the turkey and fixings. Photo courtesy SheWearsManyHats.com.
Toss turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce into a lettuce wrap. Photo courtesy SkinnyTaste.com.
Here are more ideas for warps from Tom Leo, Corporate Executive Chef of Grecian Delight. He likes to give the traditional turkey sandwich a contemporary makeover by swapping sliced bread for a flat wrap.
“A flat wrap allows you to incorporate more ingredients without the mess,” he says. “Everything from side dishes to sauces can be used to create a Thanksgiving-themed wrap.”
Here are Chef Leo’s top ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers in a wrap:
The Basic Bird: Pile slices of turkey atop a white flat wrap. Add shredded lettuce and as much cranberry sauce as you like for a nod to Thursday’s feast.
The Traditional Turkey: This wrap is for the Thanksgiving purist. Pile sides like sausage stuffing and gravy atop the turkey.
The Vegetarian Wonder: Chef Leo’s favorite: roasted butternut squash topped with a shredded Brussels sprout salad and pickled root vegetables (here’s how to pickle the leftover crudités).
The Seasonal Spin: Add some poached pears, sugared pecans and brie cheese to your turkey wrap. Also check the appetizer leftovers: We had fresh goat cheese, pate, crudités and dip to add to the turkey.
The Full Bird: Top the turkey with a dollop of sweet potato casserole, strands of green beans, and a hint of cranberry, stuffing and anything else.
The great thing about the day after Thanksgiving: leftover sandwiches!
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