A muffin tin filled with cooked Thanksgiving leftovers muffins.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Muffins

Holiday leftovers put to magnificent use! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy are layered in muffin tins to transform your day-after-Thankgiving-clean-out-your-fridge experience. Leftover cranberry sauce on the side optional.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
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A white bowl of wild rice, roasted chestnuts, and cranberries with a gold spoon resting inside.

Wild Rice with Roasted Chestnuts and Cranberries

This Christmas and Thanksgiving dish of wild rice is combined with freshly roasted chestnuts, cranberries, and apricots then baked in the oven. The sweet and savory notes hit just the right spot with guests.

  • 1 H, 15 M
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A partially sliced sweet potato and cranberry strudel, topped with butter and pecans on a wooden board with a bowl of spiced creme fraiche.

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Strudel

This strudel, filled with sweet potato, raisins, and cranberry, is a great lunch or side. Store-bought Phyllo makes the strudel a cinch to make.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
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Three leftovers turnovers on a parchment-lined small rimmed baking sheet.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Turnovers

This brilliant (and frugal) technique creates surprise supper parcels from flaky, buttery pastry or pie crust hiding Thanksgiving leftovers. Prepare to be even more enthralled with Thanksgiving than before.

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  • 30 M
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Wedges of roasted pumpkin on a rimmed baking sheet.

Roasted Pumpkin with Parmesan

Roasted winter squash with a little bling in the form of Parmigiano-Reggiano. So simple. So surprising. So satisfying.

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  • 1 H, 20 M
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A cooked pork loin roast, tied and salted, set on a wire rack in a baking sheet

Pork Loin Roast

Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night supper. (Don’t you love how food instantly transports you across time and space?)

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  • 1 H, 35 M
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A carved turkey on a wooden cutting board.

How to Carve a Turkey

Here’s how to make Thanksgiving dinner as Rockwell-ian as possible. (Well, the turkey carving part, anyways. We can’t do anything about your family.)

Cranberry and orange relish in a white bowl on a baking sheet

Cranberry and Orange Relish

Doesn’t get much simpler than this make-ahead cranberry sauce. Simply simmer cranberries, sugar, and orange until you hear a “Pop!” Then slide it in the fridge. Your work is done.

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  • 15 M
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Two wrapped tamales on top of an open corn husk

Red Chile Pork Tamales

These red chile pork tamales are the real authentic Mexican deal. They taste like they were carefully crafted by the loveliest abuela imaginable. Here’s how to make them.

  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8 H, 30 M
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A chipped white bowl filled with Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo and a scoop of rice with a spoon resting in it.

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what folks are saying about this gumbo.

  • 2 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
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A spoonful of sweet potato soufflé topped with brown sugar and pecan topping resting in a white bowl.

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Not entirely unlike the marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole of your childhood, this “souffle” is ever so slightly more sophisticated with its pecan streusel.

  • 10 M
  • 2 H
  • 6