And just like that, Thanksgiving is over, and now your refrigerator is filled with lots of delish Thanksgiving leftovers. Ugh, what are you going to do with all that leftover food? Don’t let that thought stress you out, I’ve laid out a terrific game plan for you, with a Latin twist!
Here are 15 amazing recipes to create Latin Thanksgiving leftovers. These amazing Latin-themed dishes will delight your family for the whole week after Thanksgiving! Let’s get cooking!
Recipes For Leftover Turkey
Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is a delicious Tex-Mex inspired soup that’s a fast & easy weeknight meal, and so much better than from a restaurant. A great recipe to use up leftover shredded turkey. GET THE RECIPE HERE.
These salsa chicken taquitos are baked, so they’re delicious AND guilt free! GET THE RECIPE HERE.
This traditional Venezuela Reina Pepiada Arepa recipe features a crispy corn cake stuffed with a creamy avocado chicken salad. It’s a super satisfying and fast weeknight dinner option! GET THE RECIPE HERE.
Sopa de Pollo con mofongo is the Puerto Rican version of Matzah Ball Soup. This is the best chicken soup in the world, it’s guaranteed to soothe your soul! GET THE RECIPE HERE.
Loaded with tender chicken breast and lots of Latin spices, these mouth-watering Puerto Rican style chicken empanadas are crispy on on the outside, juicy on the inside and absolutely packed with flavor! GET THE RECIPE HERE.
RECIPES FOR LEFTOVER THANKSGIVING SIDES
Sweet Potato Papas Rellenas (Sweet Potato Croquettes)
Sweet potato rellenos de papa are a fun twist on the classic Puerto Rican fritter! This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet & salty, plus a ton of crunch. GET THE RECIPE HERE.
When it’s cold outside and I want something warm, comforting and good for me, this rockin’ smoky sweet potato and black bean chili hits the spot. GET THE RECIPE HERE.
Papas rellenas, also known as rellenos de papa are a staple in many Puerto Rican bakeries. These savory stuffed potato balls feature a fluffly mashed potato and rich ground beef filling, and a crunchy exterior. Try eating just one, I dare you. GET THE RECIPE HERE.
Rellena is the Spanish word for “stuffed” or “filled.” In our case, we’re stuffing this delicious Peruvian layered potato salad with tuna and avocado. GET THE RECIPE HERE.
Budin, or Puerto Rican Bread Pudding is a bread dessert that’s very popular in Puerto Rico, especially during the holidays. GET THE RECIPE HERE.
This coconut-based Puerto Rican rice pudding that’s deliciously sweet and scented with lots of holiday spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves. GET THE RECIPE HERE.
Get the taste of chicken pot pie in handheld form! GET THE RECIPE HERE.
Say, “Hello!” to the mac daddy of empanadas. GET THE RECIPE HERE.
These steak fajita stuffed sweet potatoes are loaded with lean protein, crisp veggies and natural carbs. GET THE RECIPE HERE.
Cornish Hens are perfect for the holidays. They feel luxurious, but are budget friendly and quick cooking. Pair them with a chorizo cornbread stuffing for a holiday feast filled with an explosion of Latin flavors! GET THE RECIPE HERE.
Now you can spend your Thanksgiving weekend doing your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping instead of stressing about leftovers.
Happy Cooking y Buen Provecho!