The Best Ways To Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

The Best Ways To Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

The countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun and we’re giving you all the reasons to plan ahead and make extra food this year. Thanksgiving leftovers are by far the best part of this epic feasting holiday, so we rounded up these quick and easy recipes to get you back in #feastmode - stat. No need to wait your turn for someone to “pass the turkey” here.

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Peanut Butter & Apple Waffle Sandwiches

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4 Pesto Ideas

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Roasted Tomato Caprese Grilled Cheese

Roasted Tomato Caprese Grilled Cheese

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Edamame Hummus Wraps

Edamame Hummus Wraps

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Gruyere Grilled Cheese With Fig Butter

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day! What better way to celebrate than with a gruyere grilled cheese sandwich loaded with arugula, tomatoes, avocado and fig butter for a hint of sweetness?

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Serves: 4

Cook time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons fig butter
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded gruyere

Directions:

1. Heat olive oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat.

2. Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter over 1 side of each bread slice. Turn the slices over and spread 1/2 tablespoon fig butter on each slice. Top with arugula, tomatoes, avocado and gruyere, and then top with another slice of bread, buttered side up, to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining slices of bread to make 4 sandwiches.

3. Place sandwich in pan and grill, flipping once, until bread is golden and filling is heated through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

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