The Best Leftover Recipes of All Time
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The Best Leftover Recipes of All Time

Por - Diciembre 2021
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As the holiday season goes by, there still are things we can do to remember the splendid Christmas dinner we have spent so much time planning. Recalentado, as it is called in Spanish, is a tradition that makes the most of Christmas leftovers to prepare different dishes with a homey touch to enjoy more family time. If you want to be innovative with Christmas leftovers, check out our top 5 leftovers recipes!

Leftover Turkey Panini

This turkey panini with pesto mayonnaise is great to make the most of leftover turkey. The amazing flavor of this delicious bird is enhanced overnight and it is just perfect combined with a slice of crunchy bread. Add dried tomatoes to give this panini a sweet hint and a dash of árbol chile salsa in case you need a little bit of help to deal with a hangover.

Cranberry Turkey Sandwiches

Although simple, this recipe is packed with tons of flavor. All you need is Christmas leftover turkey, cranberry jam, either store-bought or homemade, and arugula. These ingredients, combined with a bit of freshly toasted sandwich bread, guarantee a winning holiday brunch. For a more sophisticated taste, add a bit of Brie cheese.

Turkey Alfredo Pasta

If you’re looking for a hearty and yielding recipe prepared with leftovers, pasta is a great alternative. You can also prepare this recipe with shrimp, pork, and even beef since all these ingredients match perfectly with Alfredo sauce. Making this recipe is a piece of cake and will be ready in less than 30 minutes.

Jalisco-Style Tortas Ahogadas

This recipe is perfect if pork leg was part of your Christmas feast. Just shred the meat and place it inside a telera or bolillo roll. The secret to this torta ahogada lies in the sauce, which is prepared following the traditional recipe from Jalisco, Mexico. You can make the sauce as spicy as you like, but keep in mind that recipes featuring a bit of chile are great hangover cures, even more so if you enjoyed some Christmas cocktails the previous night.

Canned Tuna Fish Cakes

As yielding as it is, there will always be leftover mashed potatoes. You can make the most of mashed potatoes by mixing them with a bit of cooked tuna to make some quick and delicious canned tuna fish cakes your family will love.                                                                    

Translated by Miranda Perea
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