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Holiday leftovers: Turkey Chili and more

These five easy recipes for holiday leftovers turn classic flavours into something more exciting! Would you like some Eggnog French Toast or Turkey Chili?

By Hannah Terry-Whyte

Holiday leftovers: Turkey Chili and more

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Holiday leftovers: Turkey Chili and more!

Love those leftovers!

Now that your holiday feast is over, you might be staring at a fridge full of leftovers and a family that doesn’t want to eat the exact same meal three days in a row.

Here are our favourite recipes for using up holiday leftovers in new — and delicious — ways.

Holiday leftovers: Turkey Chili and morePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Turkey Chili

Sure, turkey sandwiches have their time and place during lazy post-holiday days, but why not whip up this Turkey Chili instead? It's perfect for our cold winter nights.

Get the recipe here: Turkey Chili

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Eggnog French Toast

There's always some eggnog left in the jug at the end of a holiday party — use it up here in this super-easy French Toast recipe. Simply replace the plain milk with your favourite eggnog.

Psst... if your eggnog is the alcoholic kind, you might want to save this breakfast for Mom, Dad, Aunt and Uncle only. But if it's non-alcoholic, everyone will love it.

Get the recipe here: French Toast

Holiday leftovers: Turkey Chili and morePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Penne with Roasted Vegetables

If you have lots of roasted vegetables left in the pan after lunch, skip the first two steps of this recipe and simply stir in your prepped veg after cooking the pasta. Leftover roasted turkey makes a nice addition, too.

Get the recipe here: Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Holiday leftovers: Turkey Chili and morePhoto: Maya Vis­nyei

Tex-Mex Shepherd's Pie

Leftover sweet potato mash is one of the easiest things to eat by the spoonful as you clean up the kitchen, but we promise it's even more delicious when repurposed into this Mexican-inspired shepherd's pie.

Leftover regular mashed potatoes works just as well, too!

Get the recipe here: Tex-Mex Shepherd's Pie

Holiday leftovers: Turkey Chili and morePhoto: iStockphoto

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Finishing up the cranberry sauce isn't often a problem, but what about that half a bag of fresh cranberries still hiding at the bottom of your fridge? Turn them into this gorgeous cake, perfect for your New Year's (or post-New Year's) party.

Get the recipe here: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Holiday leftovers: Turkey Chili and morePhoto: Maya Visnyei

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