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Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

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Here’s a lineup of my favorite Thanksgiving sides that I thought I’d round up for you in one post. Not only do they make great sides…but the leftovers make fantastic new dishes.

I realize that right now there are thousands of recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes for you to choose from, and though it’s great to have so many choices, it can be overwhelming. So I decided to focus on the leftovers you’re likely to have.

Here are 10 new dishes. made from 6 of the most popular Thanksgiving sides: potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, wild rice, and of course, the turkey.

Choose what you have leftover. Let my recipes inspire you and know that you can trust them to be delicious. I myself will be making my sausage and fennel stuffing...lots of it because everyone wants leftovers. The rest of the meal will be a communal effort at my brother’s house where we’ll all help cook or bring something to the meal. It’s such fun!

The day after, I’m planning to make my sweet potato soup with sauteed leeks so we’ll have something new while we enjoy the leftovers.

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Roasted Squash and Sausage Salad

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This butternut squash salad is meant to be the main event. It’s not meant to be a side to anything! From the moment I came up with this combination (inspired by two salads in a recent issue of Better Homes and Gardens: Caramelized Squash Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese and the Pear and Potato Salad with Sausage)……… I couldn’t wait to make it…and eat it.

This salad exceeded my expectations and I look forward  to making it again and again,  and try different sausages, maybe some fennel or thinly sliced apples. The variations for this salad could keep me inspired for a while, but on this day,  the dressing was a blood orange/maple/ginger (from the squash salad above); the greens a combo of frisee and romaine; and the caramelized squash and roasted sweet Italian sausage; and topped with slivered red onion and goat cheese.

It was an explosion of flavors with every bite – a wonderful balance of sweet and savory that I literally…could not stop eating. I finished this whole bowl in record time…and I wanted more.

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