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10 Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers (That You Haven't Heard Of Yet)


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Potatoes as the Appetizer
Twice baked potatoes are twice as good.
Twice baked potatoes are twice as good.
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Leftover baked potatoes can also act as appetizers. Twice-baked potatoes are a great option for lots of leftover potatoes. Meredith Myers, manager for public relations at the U.S. Potato Board, recommends this recipe for spicy skins [source: Myers].

Ingredients:

  • Baked potatoes
  • Milk
  • Plain yogurt
  • Salt and pepper
  • Onion, chopped
  • Green pepper, chopped
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Green chilies
  • Leftover turkey
  • Mexican-cheese blend

Directions:

  • Slice off about one-fourth of the top of a baked potato.
  • Scoop out the inside of the potatoes and mash them with equal parts milk and plain yogurt.
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Sautee chopped onions and green peppers in a pan until tender.
  • Add a few red pepper flakes for spice.
  • Combine the mashed potato mixture and the sautéed ingredients.
  • Add in a few bites of leftover turkey and a can of green chilies.
  • Stuff the potato skins with the mixture.
  • Top with a Mexican-cheese blend.
  • Bake filled skins at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius) for 20 minutes.

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