Fun Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse shares inspiring recipes to kick your turkey up a notch.
3:59 | 11/28/14

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Welcome back, everyone. Thanksgiving dinner, might be a fond memory after the guests have gone home. But the leftovers linger on. And emeril Lagasse is here to join us with the ideas for upgrading the uneaten Turkey. Thank you. We are all still recovering from the Turkey hang over. I'm not in the mood for Turkey. But you have a wild version. It's amazing to me how many people wait for the leftovers the day after. And we've done, over the years, some really amazing things. And we are going to do a casserole today. Really simple, using our Turkey and a few other simple ingredients. Bacon? Yes. Any time bacon is involved, it's going to be delicious. Exactly. I have cut bacon I've rendered down. And the next ingredient is mushrooms. I have shiitake mushrooms. To that, add onion and celery and thyme. They will cook down. Now once that cooks maybe about 6 to 8 minutes. Okay. Then what we're going to do, we're going to make the roux. Which is using flour, you can use corn starch. You can add the flour, stir that in and fold that in. I'm folding. It will start to cook down. Oops. That's okay. We have a mushroom -- Once the flour cooks, add some white wine and we're going to add some chicken broth. And this is really what's going to make -- this is really what's going to make the sort of this mushroom gravy, if you will. This is what I have. This is smelling amazing. This is cooked down. This is cooked down. After this, you can see we have a nice sauce. Now what we're going to do, I wanted to use spinach today. We have spinach, and then we take our leftover Turkey -- There's the Turkey, cubed. Cubed up. Now maybe you had a rice dressing. Maybe you had some sort of stuff. You could do that as well. I have rice to incorporate, and then, of course, cheese. Then what happens is we but the aerocasserole. Butter's good. We pour the mixture in the casserole. 350 degrees, bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. It gets all bubbly. Can I try it? Yes. All bubbly and delicious. You have another meal. You have a meal for the weekend. Right. You could make this the day after, serve it Saturday night for dinner. Right? Isn't it delicious? You want a bite. I see there's also a Turkey wrap. Well, here's the thing. This is, you know, you have tortillas, what you can do, and I love this, I take a little bit of the stuffing, a little bit of the Turkey, a little bit of the cranberry sauce, lettuce and make your own little wrap. Or you can just chop the lettuce and have a chopped salad. Couple of options, wrap it or put it in a salad. Exactly. I made ham, can I use the same concept for ham? Perfect. All right. And you can add to that, if you like tomatoes, onion, red unyou know, iceberg lettuce, you can get as creative as you want. The casserole, I love. You can incorporate a whole bunch of leftovers. This is fantastic. Isn't it delicious? Last year you went out to dinner for Thanksgiving. Worst mistake. Specifically to have the leftovers. I always cook, but last year for some reason we did go out, and I never had any leftovers. This is not good. We love you. Thank you so much. We appreciate it. Thank you so much. So good. For all of emeril's recipes and even more ideas for leftovers, head to on Yahoo.

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