This Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash is the perfect post holiday meal! It uses a mix of sweet and savory leftovers and will be a huge hit. It’s so delicious and is simple to put together, for a great day-after-thanksgiving breakfast.
Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash
We love non-recipe recipe’s over here, and this is the perfect one. While this Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash certainly is a recipe, it leaves a lot of room for creativity based off of what you served at your Thanksgiving meal. Using both sweet and savory elements, this hash uses brussels sprouts, potatoes, turkey and cranberry sauce to make the ultimate post holiday meal. Plus, we include some other options to use, just in case you don’t have all the leftovers you need to make it!
Top it with a fried egg, or eat it as is. Either way, it’ll be delicious and dare we say it, maybe even better than the actual Thanksgiving dinner?
Ingredients for Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash
Here is what we included in our leftover hash. We went ahead and offered alternatives for each ingredient, just in case you don’t have all of the suggested ingredients.
Bacon: Start with fresh bacon here!
Onion: Also, fresh. Using some fresh elements gives this a “new” feel to the hash.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts: If you didn’t have roasted brussels, either use fresh (they’ll cook at the same time) or substitute in another hearty vegetable. Or alternatively you could use something like leftover green beans, though you’d want to wait to add those until the end.
Roasted Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes: If you didn’t have these, go ahead and use fresh potatoes. You must par-boil them first. To do so, boil them until they are just barely tender. Then, finishing cooking them for a few more minutes in the actual skillet with the other leftovers.
Leftover Turkey Meat: If there is one thing you likely have leftovers of, it’s this! If you didn’t you could substitute in cooked chicken.
Cranberry Sauce: This sweetness really brings the dish all together! If you didn’t have any leftover cranberry sauce, use a fresh apple. Add it to the skillet along with the brussels sprouts so it can cook all the way through.
Salt and Pepper: Depending on how well seasoned your original food is will dictate how much seasoning you may need to add. Don’t add any until the end.
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means it’s time to start planning! We’ve got a great list of our best Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes starting with brunch and ending with dessert. These healthy but super delicious recipes will be loved by all!
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes
We’ve compiled a list of our BEST recipes for Thanskging. Some are traditional (like roasting a turkey) while others are just plain delicious (I’m looking at you Ultimate Mushrooms). Scroll through to see our favorite LCK Thanksgiving Recipes that everyone is going to love!
Thanksgiving Brunch Recipes
If you are hosting family from out of town for the holiday, sometimes it isn’t just the big meal you have to think about. However, not everyone has the (space) or time to create a massive brunch. We’ve compiled a list of some easy breakfast recipes to feed a crowd!
Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast Bake This Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast is made up of Eggs, Bacon, & Home Fries and comes together in a pinch and made using only ONE PAN. It’s a great one pan breakfast bake that is perfect for a brunch to feed a crowd with little to no mess!
Orange Cranberry Overnight Oats This Orange Cranberry Overnight Oats recipe is the best make-ahead breakfast, and you can make a big batch of it, if you need. It’s creamy (without any dairy) and bursting with seasonal orange, cranberry and pecan flavor. It’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free.
Breakfast Prep Baked Egg Cups These healthy baked egg cups make the perfect breakfast meal prep. Make the night before, and heat up as needed throughout the morning.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake This oatmeal bake is a perfect make-ahead breakfast to feed a brunch crowd, and it’s easy to make. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free and made without any refined sugars. Keep it all about the pumpkin flavor as-is, or add in chocolate chips, nuts or dried cranberries for a twist.
Everything Bagel Hummus Breakfast Toast Try this non-recipe recipe for an easy breakfast idea! It’s an easy way to to get a quick breakfast on the table that is full of protein and fiber and tastes SO GOOD.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes for Side Dishes
Side dishes are for some the BEST part about a Thanksgiving dinner, and we’ve got quite the list for you!
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce: This recipe is made right in the slow cooker which means hands-off cooking so you can focus on other aspects of your holiday meal! It contains no refined sugars and is bound to be a new family favorite!
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole: This classic casserole makes the absolute perfect side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner or at your December holiday party. Do you want to know the best part? It’s lighter than your typical sweet potato casserole and free of refined sugar! Plus it’s easy to make-ahead of time and the perfect side to bring along
Easy Gluten-Free Cornbread This sweet, moist and tender cornbread is super simple to put together! This cornbread is, of course, gluten-free and also with some easy swaps can be made dairy-free as well!
Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing This sweet and savory stuffing is packed with herbs and cranberries and the best gluten-free cornbread! This vegetarian stuffing is easy to prepare and will definitely be a winner on your holiday table.
Classic Mashed Potatoes These Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes taste just like the classic version. They are everything you want in that comforting and warm side dish, but lightened up to include chicken broth and olive oil. They’re soft and creamy and a cinch to make. Plus they’re Whole30, paleo, and vegan friendly.
Honey Glazed Carrots These are the perfect fuss-free side dish. They’re cooked in one pan and result in the most tender, slightly sweet glazed carrots. They are so good they are borderline addictive and both kids and adults will love them! They’re paleo friendly and easily made dairy-free.
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon These addictive brussels sir outs with bacon and maple syrup is sure to make this side dish a fan favorite for everybody! This paleo-friendly recipe is sweet and savory and definitely going to be in your winter meal plan rotation!
Healthy Creamed Spinach (Made Without Cream!) This Creamed Spinach is a lightened up version of your favorite holiday classic and is made without cream for the perfect healthy and veggie-packed side for Thanksgiving! Creamy, flavorful and so simple to make!
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes Using only three-ingredients, these Roasted Sweet Potato Home Fries make for the perfect combination of cinnamon + sweet potatoes yet. So simple, yet so full of flavor!
Easy Pumpkin Soup This soup is creamy, flavorful, smooth, and garnished just right with Chili Garlic Oil and roasted pumpkin seeds! It’s perfect for the fall season, and for any holiday gathering! This soup comes together quickly and is paleo-friendly!
Gluten Free Biscuits: These light and fluffy biscuits come together quickly and are made using a mix of almond flour and coconut flour. They can be made in under 30 minutes, and are perfect on their own or in any recipe that require biscuits!
Gluten-Free Stuffing On the lookout for the best gluten free stuffing to add to your Thanksgiving table? We have got you covered! This Easy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing is packed with fresh herbs, hearty, easy & delicious!
Green Bean Casserole This lightened up, healthier version of a Green Bean Casserole is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s dairy-free, made without any soup mix, and EASY to make.
Scalloped Potatoes Creamy with just the right amount of cheese, lightened up, and baked to perfection, this au gratin scalloped potato recipe will be a favorite.
Let’s get down to it with nitty gritty of Thanksgiving: the main course! We’ve got a few options ranging from the classic turkey, to the vegetarian main, or even an additional protein alternative to turkey!
How to Roast a Turkey: If you’ve never roasted a turkey before, this for a Citrus Herb Turkey explains it all!
Kale and Sweet Potato Stuffed Turkey Breast: This is perfect for a dinner party or small Thanksgiving feast. A boneless turkey breast is stuffed with quick caramelized onions, kale, sweet potato and herbs, then baked in the oven in just about an hour. Double the recipe to feed a crowd! It’s also gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30 friendly.
Creamy Pumpkin Casserole This dairy-free casserole is healthy and delicious, made with spaghetti squash, pumpkin, spinach, and chicken and is topped with a delicious sauce and baked to perfection. It’s Paleo and Whole30, too.
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash: Looking for a great vegetarian main that doesn’t involve tofu? This is it! All the classic flavors of spinach and artichoke dip made healthy and stuffed into a low-carb and nutrient-rich spaghetti squash! You can optionally add-in chicken to make it heartier, or leave it as a vegetarian main dish. Make it dairy-free using cashew cream, or not.
Maple Glazed Ham: Looking for a turkey alternative, or an extra protein to pair with the turkey for a large crowd? This sweet and salty Maple Glazed Hame would be perfect.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Classic Apple Pie This classic pie has a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apples laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the best gluten-free crust.
Pecan Pie: This Pecan Pie made in a tart pan is absolutely stunning, yet simple to put together. And the best part? It’s made without any refined sugar or corn syrup!
Grain-free Cranberry Apple Crisp This healthy apple crisp is made without oats, with a pop of color and tartness thanks to added cranberries and is sweetened just right!
S’mores Pie: Made with a rich chocolate pudding-like filling, made totally gluten-free using my homemade graham crackers or gluten-free graham crackers, and is topped with good quality marshmallows for the ultimate Summer dessert you can feel good about serving!
Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples These easy-to-make “baked” apples have just the right amount of sweet, they swarm your home with the most delicious fall scent, and they are super EASY to throw together.
How to Make Creme Brûlée (Dairy-Free) This dairy-free and refined-sugar free version is just as decadent as the classic version but lightened up with a secret healthy ingredient! It’s perfectly sweetened with a blend of honey and maple sugar and despite it feeling fancy it is really easy to make.
Apple Galette This is similar to an apple pie with a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apple, but easier to put together! It’s the perfect dessert to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to celebrate the fall season! It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes for Leftovers
Have a lot leftover? Repurpose that food to create meals to feed yourself over the weekend!
Turkey Wild Rice Soup This recipe is the perfect lunch or dinner to whip up after a great Thanksgiving meal. This easy to prepare soup is full of veggies, it’s warm and hearty and so delicious!
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Sandwich Looking for a way to use leftovers this Thanksgiving?! This Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich is made with my go-to paleo-friendly sandwich bread and is seriously one of my favorite things to make over Thanksgiving! Turkey, cranberry sauce, roasted veggies… need I say more?!
This Turkey Wild Rice Soup recipe is the perfect lunch or dinner to whip up after a great Thanksgiving meal. If you don’t have turkey leftovers, no problem because it also works great with leftover shredded chicken as well! This easy to prepare soup is full of veggies, it’s warm and hearty and so delicious!
Turkey Wild Rice Soup
I found myself a few weeks ago with a lot of unseasonal turkey leftovers thanks to our recipe testing and preparation for all of our new 2018 Thanksgiving recipes. I whipped up this Turkey Rice Soup because Mike and I needed to eat dinner and we loved it so much I decided I should share it here!
I love the heartiness and the different texture of the wild rice and that it is so full of veggies! If you are able to utilize the leftovers of a turkey carcass to make bone broth with, like I did, it takes it up to another level! The better the broth, the better the soup so make sure if you aren’t making your own to buy a good quality brand!
Turkey Rice Soup Ingredients
Leftover Roasted Turkey (or Rotisserie Chicken)
Salt and Pepper
Turkey Bone Broth or Regular Broth
Fish Sauce (this gives it another flavor dimension, but you can omit if you want)
How do you make turkey rice soup from leftover turkey?
You’ll want to pick off as much of the meat as possible from the turkey after it has been carved. If you are able to, pick all the meat from the turkey while it’s still warm because it is much easier to do! Our recipe calls for about 2-3 cups of leftover turkey meat. Once you’ve picked off meat from the turkey you should make a bone broth with it to use in your soup!
Once you’ve got your meat and your broth your ready to make the soup! And we aren’t reinventing the wheel here: You saute your aromatics, add some spices, meat, rice and broth and simmer away until the rice is fully cooked through and you have a flavorful dinner on your hands!
How do you make homemade turkey broth?
I made a super quick turkey bone broth with the leftover carcass and it was so simple! I used the Instant Pot, of course, but you can also do this on the stove top. I put the whole carcass, a few aromatics, spices and water in the Instant Pot and cooked on high pressure for 50 minutes. It might have been the best broth I’ve ever tasted and was just so perfect in this soup. I’ve included instructions for both in the notes of the recipe if you want to make your own as well, but if you aren’t going to you can use regular bone broth or stock.
2-3 cups shredded cooked turkey breast (leftover thanksgiving turkey works great for this, or shredded chicken works as well)
In a large dutch oven or stock pot, over medium heat and add butter/oil.
When hot add onions, carrots, celery and salt and pepper to the pot and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook another 5 minutes.
Add thyme, parsley and 4 cups of the turkey bone broth, fish sauce, and rice.
Bring to a simmer and then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the turkey and simmer, uncovered, another 30-50 minutes, until the rice is cooked.
Taste and adjust seasoning and add more broth if needed.
This recipe was developed for thanksgiving leftovers, but it will work great with leftover chicken as well!
To make Homemade Turkey Bone Broth:
1 turkey carcass
1 large onion, halved
2 large carrots, halved
2 teaspoons peppercorns
6-8 cups water (depending on your size of Instant Pot)
1 teaspoon white vinegar
For Instant Pot: Combine all ingredients in a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes. Use the natural release function.
On Stove Top: Simmer all ingredients away for 4-6 hours.
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Add desired toppings including your leftover burgers (heated)
In a small bowl whisk together dressing ingredients
Pour over salad and serve
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Looking for a way to use leftovers this Thanksgiving?! This Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich is made with my go-to paleo-friendly sandwich bread and is seriously one of my favorite things to make over Thanksgiving! Turkey, cranberry sauce, roasted veggies… need I say more?!
Rise and shine, and happy Healthy Food Friday from American Express and me! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving with tons of family and friends by your side- and of course, tons of great food!
We do Thanksgiving at Mike’s parent’s house, and my mom comes in too which is always extra special. At the end of the night it’s always, “who’s taking leftovers?!” *Arm shoots up* Obviously, I am! Now there are tons you can do. You can turn the brussels sprout side dish into a breakfast hash, or you can make the most epic ultimate sandwich… ever.
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1/2 cup (to be safe) cranberry sauce, homemade or store-bought
1 cup leftover turkey
1 cup veggie side (roasted brussels sprouts- sliced in half)
1/2 cup roasted sweet potato slices
1 cup spinach, sautéed spinach
Any other leftover ingredients you have!
Assemble sandwich, slice and serve!
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