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Got leftovers?

We had a very nice Thanksgiving Day visit with the local kids and grandkids. Each of the families brought side dishes and we were abundantly blessed with food and fellowship. I had some turkey leftover (which I don't mind stashing in the freezer for future use) and quite a bit of stuffing. Nora reminded me of this recipe for Stuffing Crust Quiche. My friend Judy gave it to me many years ago. I made some individual quiches for lunch on Black Friday. Here's the recipe in case you have some lingering stuffing:


Stuffing Crust Quiche

6 oz. stuffing mix
8 oz. cooked chicken or turkey
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2/3 cup evaporated milk
4 eggs

Prepare stuffing as directed on package. (Since I was using leftover stuffing I just added a little water to re-moisten). Press into a crust in pie plate. Place cheese and chicken in crust. Beat eggs and evaporated milk and pour over chicken and cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and set.

Since this didn't use up all the stuffing I added a layer of stuffing to this casserole which also used up some leftover gravy, green beans, and mashed potatoes.

I also had a little bit of leftover cranberry sauce which I mixed into some applesauce. It made a pretty, slightly tart side dish with some soup this evening.


I'm thankful for such an abundance of good foods and creative friends who give me good ideas for using up the bits and pieces leftover. Have fun utilizing your feast day leftovers. 🙂

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4 Comments on “Got leftovers?”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Nov 29th, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    The stuffing quiche looks and sounds delicious! I will definitely try it. We love Thanksgiving leftovers! We had a smaller crowd than usual this year, but I still managed to cook in sufficient volume to accommodate our leftover yearnings. Today (Sunday) was our turkey soup day. That’s a tradition for us. The leftover turkey, broth, and additional vegetables with an addition of a wild rice mixture makes a delicious, soothing treat. My husband and son-in-law elected to put a scoop of leftover dressing in the bottom of their bowl before I poured the soup on top. They proclaimed it delicious! Thanks for sharing your leftover recipes to add to my collection.

  2. #2 Barbara H.
    on Dec 1st, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    This sounds like a nice dish. For us stuffing is one of the first leftovers to disappear. 🙂 But I have a casserole I use sometimes either for leftover stuffing or sometimes just for a winter dish. It’s a layer of stuffing (either leftover or made according to package directions. We like the Pepperidge Farm Cornbread stuffing), a layer of cooked chicken or turkey, topped with a small jar of chicken or turkey gravy (or leftover gravy or 1 can of cream of chicken soup mixed with a cup or so of milk), then baked at 350 for 30 minutes. I’ve also seen this with French style green beans in it, but my family prefers not to have them there. 🙂 We had that last night, and I am thinking of finishing up the leftover turkey in a chicken pot pie recipe later in the week.

  3. #3 Marilyn
    on Dec 1st, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    The dressing quiches look so mouth-watering. But we’ve already finished off the dressing (I always make it as pan dressing – cannot be bothered to stuff the bird any more). I really wish they would still include the offal & neck in the little bag, but alas seems it is not available any more. I would cook them up and chop ultra small and divide half to the gravy and half to the dressing. [My **secret ingredients.**]

  4. #4 Marilyn
    on Dec 11th, 2015 at 5:16 am

    The Stuffing Quiche looks really good – my stuffing didn’t last very long. [Really it was pan dressing as I am too lazy to stuff a bird these days.]

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