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


Potatoes for Breakfast

Serve your leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast after Thanksgiving Day with Williams-Clark's Breakfast Potato Cakes recipe [source: Williams-Clark].


  • 4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, to coat pan


  • Mix together the first five ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Form cakes, resembling crab cakes, from the mixture.
  • Dip cakes into a bowl filled with the cornmeal. Coat both sides of each cake.
  • Brown potato cakes in a vegetable oil-greased pan on medium heat.
  • Place cakes on cookie sheet pan.
  • Bake cakes in a 350-degree Fahrenheit (176-degree Celsius) oven for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.