Thanksgiving Leftovers Reimagined: The Burrito Edition

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Today, journey into the delightful realm of leftovers. That's right – leftovers!

Your fridge, a treasure trove post-Thanksgiving feast, is overflowing with turkey, mashed potatoes, and all those delectable sides.

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If you do have leftovers waiting to be eaten, don't just let them sit there! Transform them into an irresistible Thanksgiving Leftover Burrito!

Here’s how to do it. (Scroll down for full recipe ⬇️)

The Adventure Begins with a Tortilla

Seize that large flour tortilla – it's your canvas. This is no ordinary burrito; it's your culinary creation, brimming with the spirit of Thanksgiving in each bite.

Layer Upon Layer of Flavor

Begin by spreading a tablespoon of sour cream on the tortilla. Then, prepare the star of the show – the turkey. Pro tip: use two forks to shred the turkey into smaller bites.

Now, it’s time for the mashed potatoes and stuffing. Comforting, savory, and utterly delicious. Layer them in, watching your burrito come to life.

Cheese and Gravy: The Perfect Pair

Sprinkle a generous helping of shredded cheddar cheese on top. Then, pour on the leftover turkey gravy with a flourish, tying it together like a ribbon on a gift.

The Culmination of Your Creation

It's time to roll up this edible artwork. Embrace the messiness – it's part of the joy!
Next, bring on the heat to melt the cheese and warm the gravy, creating flavors in the oven or microwave.

Add a Dash of Daring

Are you feeling adventurous?

Add a bit of cranberry sauce for a sweet and tart twist. And if you're a fan of spice, a drizzle of hot sauce or a sprinkle of scallions will elevate your burrito’s flavor.

The Moment of Truth

Taste test!

Close your eyes, savor the harmony of flavors, and let the spirit of Thanksgiving embrace you. This is more than just a burrito; it celebrates creativity, leftovers, and the pure joy of eating.

So, there you go – a simple yet utterly delightful way to reinvent your Thanksgiving leftovers. Try this recipe, and who knows, it might just become your cherished post-Thanksgiving ritual.

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Thanksgiving Leftover Burrito Recipe


  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/2 cup leftover roast turkey, white or dark meat
  • 1/4 cup leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons leftover stuffing
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup leftover turkey gravy
  • Optional extras: cranberry sauce, any hot sauce, scallions

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