Got a fridge full of leftovers? Make the most of your leftover ham, turkey, and trimmings with these fresh meal ideas. Since most of your ingredients are already cooked, each recipe is fast and easy to prepare.
If your kids are taco fans, they'll love to fill their shells with this mildly spicy turkey meat and pile them high with toppings. The turkey filling can also be used for nachos, quesadillas and burritos.
According to our kid testers, smashing and mushing the cooked potatoes with an old-fashioned potato masher is the best part of making this classic side dish. For a garnish, top each cloud of mashed potatoes with a homemade herbed butter pat.
This recipe is a great way to show your child how to turn leftovers into a savory hot dish that's high on everyone's list of comfort foods: turkey potpie. THis one is made with plenty of broth to keep the meat and vegetables tender and moist.
Turkey skin acts as a sort of rain slicker: outside flavors have a tough time penetrating it. So for this recipe, we combine herbs with softened butter and lemon zest and smear them directly onto the meat, after working the skin loose by hand.