Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata

Time certainly flies because it seemed like it was yesterday when the weather was in the 80’s; now we are feeling the chilly breeze that brings in the holiday season. It’s hard to believe I was just posting on the Litehouse blog a few months ago about backyard grilling! Soon our backyard will be covered in snow!

Before we know it Thanksgiving will be here. It is one of my favorite holidays because of the tradition of spending time with family and friends around a large meal (two of my favorite things)! I think this is the only day that our family ever eats turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes and stuffing in the same meal. Everyone looks forward to this big, delicious meal and some even fast beforehand to “make room.” (I’m guilty of that!) The day is filled with food, family and football. The ladies of the family like looking through the ads together for the big black Friday shopping day. You may not be a big black Friday shopper or watch football, but I think the majority of people look forward to the Thanksgiving leftovers. They are almost better the second time around and you don’t have to cook for a week! This Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata is an amazing way to use those leftovers in something other than a turkey sandwich. I love how frittatas are so versatile and you can basically add any leftovers you have on hand. Once we had a bacon, kale, cornbread and pecan stuffing which would be amazing in this frittata and add extra flavor. You could even add some cranberry sauce or gravy. Although I’m not sure how good those two would taste together! Either of the Litehouse artisan cheeses would be delicious in this recipe, but I used Gorgonzola. I can’t wait to make this for the morning after Thanksgiving! Let me know if you try it and what all leftovers you used!

Ready to Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata

Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata

Serves 8 | Finish in 30 minutes
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This is a delicious frittata breakfast using Thanksgiving leftovers. Make it a tradition!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups green beans (or any other vegetable),
1 1/2 cups turkey,
1 1/2 cup mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes,
2 cups stuffing,
6-8 eggs
½ cup diced onion,
2 tsp Litehouse Instantly Fresh Garlic,
1 Tbls. chopped rosemary,
1 tsp. salt,
1 tsp. pepper,
2 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil,
½ cup Litehouse Artisan gorgonzola or feta cheese + ¼ cup,
1 cup arugula,

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350.

2. In a cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté chopped onions, green beans, and garlic until tender.

3. Add the turkey, potatoes, stuffing, rosemary, salt, pepper and ½ cup artisan cheese. Pour six to eight beaten eggs over the turkey mixture and let sit on medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

4. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until frittata is baked through.

5. Top with ¼ cup cheese and arugula.


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