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Leftover Thanksgiving Frittata

Posted by memeinge
November 28, 2016
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Forget boring leftover turkey sandwiches. Use your holiday meal leftovers in a tasty frittata

Forget boring leftover turkey sandwiches. Use your holiday meal leftovers in a tasty frittata

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Forget boring leftover turkey sandwiches. Use your holiday meal leftovers in a tasty frittata

If you are getting tired of reheating your leftovers or making turkey sandwiches, then I have the perfect recipe for you: Leftover Thanksgiving Frittata.

After a few days of eating leftovers, I get a little bored. Since I hate wasting food, it makes a lot more sense to reinvent my leftovers instead of throwing them away. 

Tossing out a sweet potato casserole makes me feel sad, but how many days of sweet potato casserole can you really enjoy? And most recipes with leftover sweet potato casserole involve flour, sugar, butter, and other things that make me feel full thinking about them. 

I decided there had to be a better way to enjoy my leftovers that didn't involve more sweets or butter or whatever my body had a little too much of over the holiday week. 

This frittata uses leftover sweet potato casserole in place of milk to help it thicken up with extra vitamins and flavor. I like the contrast of the sweet potatoes with the roasted vegetables. I love sweet and savory things.

Forget boring leftover turkey sandwiches. Use your holiday meal leftovers in a tasty frittata

This frittata couldn't be much easier and is a breeze to make. You only need 5 ingredients to make it, and it is an excellent way to use up leftovers (even if they aren't from Thanksgiving or another holiday meal). 

Whisk together the eggs and sweet potato casserole to start. I make my sweet potato casserole not too sweet and I make sure to try to avoid adding the sweet potato casserole topping (like marshmallows or crumble topping). You could also use some leftover cooked sweet potatoes and mash them to make half of a cup.

Then fold in the roasted vegetables. You could also add in some cooked chicken, turkey, steak, tofu, beans, etc. 

Add some oil to a hot, oven-safe, non-stick skillet and pour in your mixture. Cook for a little on the stove, sprinkle with cheese, and transfer to a preheated oven. Bake until done, and slice. 

I serve mine with leftover cranberry sauce if I have some. Or use hot sauce or salsa. Sometimes I'll just sprinkle with salt & pepper and dig in!

Forget boring leftover turkey sandwiches. Use your holiday meal leftovers in a tasty frittata

Forget boring leftover turkey sandwiches. Use your #holiday meal leftovers in a tasty frittata via @healthyaperture
Forget boring leftover turkey sandwiches. Use your holiday meal leftovers in a tasty frittata

Thanksgiving Leftover Frittata

Yield

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup leftover sweet potato casserole
  • 3 cups roasted vegetables
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (1 ounce)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and leftover sweet potato casserole.
  3. Stir in the vegetables.
  4. Heat a medium oven-safe non-stick skillet over medium heat. 
  5. Add oil and pour in egg mixture.
  6. Cook for 8 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese, and transfer to oven. 
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes until cooked through and cheese is bubbly.
  9. Serve with cranberry sauce if desired. Enjoy!

 

Notes: Make sure not to use the marshmallow or crumble topping part of the sweet potato casserole. You can substitute with regular mashed sweet potatoes or other mashed squash. 

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Meme Inge is the author of the FRUGAL FEASTS Feature on HealthyAperture and is a registered dietitian/nutritionist living in sunny San Diego, CA. Growing up surrounded by a family of cooks, Meme has always been a lover of food. She started the blog Living Well Kitchen as an outlet for sharing her kitchen creations and nutrition knowledge with others. Living Well Kitchen is busting with recipes, practical nutrition advice, local restaurant reviews, fitness fun, and any other ramblings she may have. Join her as she waxes poetic about fruits & veggies and tries to make southern staples just a little bit healthier
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