RECIPES: Thanksgiving Leftovers With a Twist

From cocktails to cauliflower, Guy Fieri spices up that extra food.

ByABC News
November 26, 2008, 2:42 PM

Nov. 28, 2008— -- Chef Guy Fieri shares some of his favorite recipes and secrets for making the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers. CLICK HERE to read more about Fieri and watch the story tonight on "Nightline" at 11:35 p.m. ET.

Recipe courtesy Guy Fieri

Yield: 1 servingPrep Time: 5 minutesEase of preparation: easy



1. Combine first five ingredients in clear coffee mug, stir to combine.

2. Top with heavy cream and drizzle of hazelnut liqueur.

3. Dust with grated nutmeg.

1/4 red onion, cut into strips

1/2 tablespoon minced jalapeno

1 tablespoon minced garlic

5 ounces turkey breast, cooked, sliced

1 ounce tequila

4 ounces heavy cream

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves

9 ounces fettuccini pasta, cooked

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

2 lime wedges, for garnish

2 sprigs cilantro, for garnish

2 tablespoons diced Roma tomato, for garnish

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. In saute pan with high heat, add olive oil, onions, jalapeno and saute until translucent.

2. Add garlic and continue to saute for 2 minutes.

3. Add turkey, lightly mix ingredients, careful not to break turkey up too much.

4. Deglaze pan with tequila, pouring around the edge of the saute pan.

5. Add cream, lemon juice and cilantro.

6. Toss together, then add pasta, and toss ingredients while adding Parmesan cheese.

Nest pasta on plate, pour sauce over pasta. Lay sprigs of cilantro over top, sprinkle tomatoes on top, and crack pepper around the rim of the plate.

Ease of preparation: intermediate

1 head cauliflower, diced into 1 inch pieces

2 cloves chopped garlic, to equal 2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 bunch fresh chopped chives, to equal 1 tablespoon


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Heat olive oil in an ovenproof medium saute pan over medium heat.

3. Add cauliflower and saute for approximately 3 minutes or until cauliflower is light brown.

4. Transfer pan to oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven.

5. Add garlic and salt. Stir until well mixed. Return pan to oven for 3 minutes.

6. Remove pan from heat. Toss in chives. Serve.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ease of preparation: intermediate



1. Combine cauliflower, milk and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a small saucepan over low heat.

2. Bring mixture to a simmer, cover, and cook until cauliflower is tender (20 to 25 minutes).

3. Strain cauliflower and milk mixture. Reserve liquid. Transfer cauliflower to a blender.

4. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and butter to the blender.

5. Add 1/2 of the reserved cooking liquid. Secure top on blender and puree mixture until smooth. If mixture is too thick, thin by adding some of the remaining liquid.