New Years is quickly approaching and if your house is anything like mine you still have a bunch of food leftover from recent holiday celebrations. In fact, we still have a bit of celebrating left to do with some family who couldn’t make it for Christmas so we will be making another ham for the occasion. So what do you do with all those leftovers? It gets old eating turkey or ham sandwiches all the time, and we don’t want the food to go to waste.

Holiday Leftover Ideas from Hormel Foods

Leave it to leftovers to keep you in the holiday spirit even after your big meals are over and done with. To help expand your post-feast repertoire, Hormel Foods has compiled a list of new ways to enjoy leftovers this holiday season. Impress your family and friends with these creative and tasty options:

  • Looking for a new approach for all that leftover turkey? Create Greek Turkey Kabobs by cutting Jennie-O® Turkey Store® oven roasted turkey breast into cubes and alternately threading them onto skewers with cucumbers, tomatoes and Peloponnese® kalamata pitted olives. This Mediterranean twist might just convert reluctant turkey eaters!
  • Use extra holiday ham and pie crusts to bake a delicious quiche! Mix in your favorite vegetables and seasonings with Hormel® Cure 81® sliced ham to create a wonderful meal that can feed the whole family.
  • If you’re craving the standard leftover turkey sandwich, take it up a notch with corn tortillas! They make a great stand-in for bread and give your sandwich an extra special crunch.
  • Make a lunchtime salad by tossing pasta with leftover turkey or ham, vegetables, and your favorite dressing.

So tell us….

What is your family’s favorite holiday leftover recipe? Do you think ham or turkey makes better leftover dishes?



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