As you recover from yesterday’s food coma, you’re going to wonder what to do with all that food. If turkey sandwiches aren’t cutting it, Giovanni Rana has some inspired ideas for repurposing those T-day leftovers:
6 Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas
Recipes courtesy Giovanni Rana.
Mashed Potatoes —> Pesto Croquettes
Blend leftover mashed potatoes with an egg yolk or two and a few spoonfuls of Giovanni Rana Pesto. Form into balls, dredge in bread crumbs and fry. For brunch, serve under a poached egg and with another spoonful of pesto on top.
Turkey Meat —> Turkey Bolognese
With pre-made marinara sauce, you’ll have Turkey Bolognese ready for spaghetti or lasagna in half an hour. Soften onion, carrot, garlic and celery in a pan and add shredded Turkey meat (dark meat, preferably). Simmer in Giovanni Rana Marinara, and serve with the pasta of your choice.
Turkey parts —> Tortelloni en (Turkey) Brodo
Making stock with what’s leftover of the turkey? Toss in Giovanni Rana Cheese “Delicato” Tortellini for a tacchino-take on a traditional Italian comfort food.
Sweet Potatoes —> Pasta al Sweet Potato Alfredo
Blend your leftover cooked sweet potatoes with alfredo sauce (add in chicken or turkey stock if it’s too thick). Mix with pasta (gnocchi pictured, although . Top with sage fried in brown butter and some freshly grated parmigiano reggiano.
Green Beans and Vegetables —> Green Pizza
Top your favorite pizza crust with pesto and any leftover veggies you can’t seem to eat fast enough. Feeling fancy? Finish it off with fresh grated parmigiano reggiano and a fried egg.
Stuffing —> Breakfast Hash with Potato Gnocchi
Crisp up leftover stuffing with fresh Giovanni Rana Gnocchi di Patate and anything you’d throw into a hash for breakfast— onions, peppers, bacon, you name it.