8 Leftover Thanksgiving Recipes For Breakfast You'll Like A Waffle Lot
When November rolls in, every day is basically just a countdown to our favorite feast of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Our eyes are usually bigger than our stomachs, and that's how we end up with probably more food on the table than we can ever imagine actually eating in just one sitting. That is why Thanksgiving leftovers have become just as much a Thanksgiving tradition as the dinner itself. You could always heat everything up the next day for another round of the same thing, or you can get creative with some leftover Thanksgiving recipes for breakfast.
A leftover turkey sandwich is great and all, but a leftover turkey waffle is even better. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day anyway, so why not make it extra special with your Thanksgiving leftovers? These eight recipes are super easy and utilize almost everything you have in your fridge from the day before. The ingredients are all ready to go, so you don't even have to spend any more extra time in the kitchen (we know you already did that on Thanksgiving). So, fuel up for your Black Friday shopping with an awesome breakfast utilizing everything you wanted to eat the night before, but just weren't ready for yet.
1. Stuffing And Waffles
This Thanksgiving leftover recipe is perfect for Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, because it revolves around waffles. If you have a waffle maker at home, it's like these waffles pretty much make themselves. You just place your leftover stuffing in the waffle maker, add an egg on top, and you're good to go. Yum!
2. Leftover Stuffing Egg Bites
These stuffing egg bites are so easy to make, you literally just need stuffing and eggs. Make sure you whip up enough for your family, so you don't end up with even more leftovers than you had from the day before. Although, these bite-sized treats look so damn delicious, you'll most likely be going in for more than you expected.
3. Thanksgiving Breakfast Casserole
The best part about Thanksgiving dinner is that everything goes well with each other, so in this breakfast casserole, you can pretty much add any leftover you have into the mix. The end result is a flaky breakfast casserole that'll make your mouth water. Honestly, I'm hoping to have a ton of Thanksgiving leftovers so I can try this recipe out the next day.
4. Sweet Potato Pancakes
To be honest, I can't even imagine the sweet potato casserole lasting the meal and being a leftover. But in a world where not every bit was eaten, you can make these sweet potato pancakes the next morning. My favorite Thanksgiving dish becoming my favorite breakfast meal? Yes please.
5. Cranberry Good French Toast
You can make French toast for breakfast by utilizing your leftover cranberry sauce as the topping. I would even go crazy and add on whatever else you have sweet that's left over (like some sweet potatoes for more toppings), but that's just me. Honestly, this is just like family at Thanksgiving — the more the merrier.
6. Breakfast Bread Bowls
If you're looking for a way to use those leftover rolls, you can totally make these breakfast bread bowls. Stuff them with whatever you have left over, like your turkey and veggies. If you don't have any rolls leftover, I'm sure these would taste great with stuffing as the base as well.
7. Thanksgiving Leftover Muffins
These are like mini Thanksgiving dinners in a muffin. You can use some Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough for the base of your muffin. Then, just fill it up with whatever your heart desires. Your entire family could get creative and fill up their own muffin with personalized leftovers.
8. Black Friday Frittata
If you're going to go stand in long lines and fight the crowds for some amazing Black Friday deals, you need to fuel up on a good breakfast. And what better way to get your fuel than with this Black Friday frittata using your Thanksgiving leftovers? It looks amazing, so you'll have your family thinking you're a master chef.