The Best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern


Photo: Blackberry Babe Blog


The day after Thanksgiving is almost as good as the day of in my opinion. You have loads of extra turkey and sides. Instead of eating the exact same meal over again, mix it up with these leftover recipes from Pinterest.


  1. Turkey Cranberry Sliders
  2. Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
  3. Turkey Sheppard’s Pie
  4. Mini Pumpkin Pie Crescent Rolls
  5. Turkey Pot Pie Soup
  6. Pumpkin Cobbler
  7. Leftover Stuffing Waffles with Maple Gravy
  8. Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
  9. Cheesy Breakfast Stuffing Cakes
  10. Eggnog Pumpkin Pie
  11. Turkey Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese
  12. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles
  13. Cranberry Pecan Turkey Salad
  14. Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Muffins
  15. Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe
  16. Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites
  17. Turkey Cranberry Puff Pastry Bites
  18. Leftover Mashed Potato Rolls
  19. Thanksgiving Pizza
  20. Thanksgiving Ring
  21. Turkey Tetrazzini


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Thanksgiving Family Recipes

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern


Photo: Food52 blog


Every year for Thanksgiving we get together with aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings to visit, share a meal, and have some fun. Although our gatherings might be smaller this year, we can still make the same amazing food! These are some of the family recipes we make on Turkey Day that I’m sure you will enjoy.


Cranberry Salad



2 small packages of cherry Jell-o

2 cups of hot water

1 can of whole cranberries

2 cups of celery

1 cup of chopped walnuts

2 cups of crushed pineapple



Get a pretty decorative bowl, put hot water in first then the Jell-o. Stir until Jell-o is dissolved. Add all the other ingredients to the Jell-o, mix it up, and let it set in the fridge for 3 hours.


French’s Green Bean Casserole



1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

3/4 cup milk

1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Pepper Black

2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) any style Del Monte® Green Beans, drained  Substitutions available

1 1/3 cups French’s® Original Crispy Fried Onions, divided



Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix cream of mushroom soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Stir in green beans and 2/3 cup Crispy Fried Onions.

Bake 30 minutes or until hot. Stir.

Top with remaining 2/3 cup onions. Bake 5 minutes until onions are golden brown.

Test Kitchen Tips:

For a kick of spice, double the black pepper in this green bean casserole recipe to 1/4 teaspoon and prepare as directed.

To feed a crowd, double the recipe and prepare in a 13×9-inch baking dish. Use an entire 6-ounce container of Crispy Fried Onions, reserving 1 1/3 cup for the topping. Increase cooking time to 40 minutes or until heated through.


Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole with Bacon

8 servings (1/2 cup each)

By Maya Krampf from (full recipe here)



1 large head Cauliflower (cut into small florets)

2 tbsp Butter (melted)

Sea salt

Black pepper

2/3 cup Sour cream

1/4 cup Heavy cream

2 cloves Garlic (minced)

1 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded, divided)

6 tbsp Bacon bits (cooked, divided)

1/4 cup Green onions (chopped, divided) (optional, we make it without green onions)



Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (232 degrees C).

In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with butter. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

Transfer the cauliflower to a small 1.5 quart (1.4 L) casserole dish in a single layer. (Line the pan unless it’s glass or stoneware. If there’s too much cauliflower to fit in a single layer, roast on a larger baking sheet instead.) Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until crisp-tender.

Meanwhile, in the same bowl, whisk together the sour cream and heavy cream, until smooth. Stir in the minced garlic, half of the cheddar cheese, half of the bacon bits, and half of the green onions. If desired, season sauce with sea salt and black pepper. (Don’t oversalt – it will get more salty as the cheese melts later.)

When the cauliflower is done roasting, take it out and leave the oven on. Add the cauliflower to the bowl and mix with the sauce.

Return the cauliflower mixture to the casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and bacon bits.

Bake for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese melts. Top with remaining green onions.


Calories: 231 | Fat: 18g | Total Carbs: 7g | Net Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: 10g


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Fill Your Plate’s Pie Recipes

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern


Photo: Pixabay


Our blog has collected many recipes from Arizona farmers and ranchers, and we want to share them all with you! Our recipe database has tons of great recipes for you to try, but today we are featuring all of our farmer’s and rancher’s pie recipes to get you ready for Thanksgiving!



Apple-Raspberry Pie

Arizona Sunshine Lemon Pie

Chocolate Pie

Farmer’s Mud Pie

Grandma Gertie’s Pumpkin Pie

Grandma Nell Hickman’s Christmas Pie

Greek Cheese Pie

Pumpkin Cream Pie

Raspberry Cream Pie

Raw Pumpkin Pie

Strawberry Cheese Pie

Tamale Pie

Thanksgiving Dinner: Pecan Pie Tart


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Sesame Chard Salad

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern


Photo: Pixabay


What is chard? “The colorful, leafy green known as Swiss chard is actually a beet that was developed specifically for its edible stems and leaves, which are often used in recipes as a substitute for spinach,” according to Food Source Information.

If you bought some chard at the farmer’s market and aren’t sure what to do with it, try this yummy recipe from Blue Sky Organic Farms!


Sesame Chard Salad

Serves 4



1 bunch of chard

1 kohlrabi bulb

1 bunch of radishes

1 medium carrot

2 green onions ~ sliced

½ c chopped cilantro

½ c chopped cashews



1/3 c rice wine vinegar

2 TBSP sesame oil

1 TBSP soy sauce

1 TBSP honey

1 TBSP toasted sesame seeds

1 tsp chopped garlic

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp salt

Pinch of red pepper flakes



Combine all ingredients for dressing and set aside.

Remove stems and hard ribs from chard.  Slice into ribbons and place in a medium bowl.

Remove leaves from kohlrabi and radishes.

Cut kohlrabi, radishes and carrot into matchsticks and place in a small bowl. Add green onions and cilantro.

Toss chard with about 1/3 of dressing. Divide chard between 4 bowls.

Toss the cut vegetables with about ¼ of the dressing.  Divide between 4 bowls.

Top each salad with the chopped cashews.

Serve and enjoy!


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Over The Years: Fill Your Plate’s Collection of Thanksgiving Articles

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern


Photo: Pixabay


The holidays can be filled with stress, worry, lots of work, and lots of sugar. Don’t let those things take you over! Here is all of Fill Your Plate’s best articles on how to not gain weight during the holidays, simple thanksgiving and dessert recipes, and plenty of ideas and checklists to help you easily plan your holiday, stress-free!


Thanksgiving and Recipes articles:

Fun Facts about the Main Dish on Thanksgiving

All Things Thanksgiving

Fill Your Plate with these Thanksgiving Blogs

12 Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

Prime Rib Serves up Well on Thanksgiving Too!

Thanksgiving Recipes to Thrill Your Guests

Great Grandma Griffith’s Thanksgiving Stuffing

Arizona Agriculture Can Grow Your Thanksgiving Meal!

Market basket: Classic Arizona Thanksgiving Dinner Cost increases Slightly in 2013

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Decreases 5% in 2012

4 Creative Uses for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Plan the Perfect Thanksgiving Day Dinner With These Easy Steps

Your Favorite Recipes: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner-Arizona Style

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Increases 9% in 2010


Turkey articles:

Now You’re Talking Turkey! Tips for Taking your Turkey to the Next Level.

Creative Ways to Cook Your Turkey

3 Easy Ways to Pick the Perfect Turkey for Your Table

Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey Smoked for a Great Cause

Let’s Talk Turkey

A Solution for Leftover Turkey


Holiday articles:

Slow Down on the Sugar During the Holidays

We Love the Holidays!

Choose Arizona Beef for your Main Course this Holiday!

After Holidays, Get Off Sugar, Save Your Teeth

Farming Family Holiday Traditions

Holiday Hacks

Celebrate the Holidays with Arizona Wine!

12 Holiday Dishes you Should Add to your Table

A Foodie’s Guide to the Winter Holidays

Arizona Pumpkins are Perfect for the Holidays!

Four Ways to Celebrate the Holidays Affordably

How to Get Through the Holidays Without Gaining Weight

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Health Conscious

How to Celebrate the Holidays- Arizona Style

Simple, Thoughtful Recipes Work Best for Holiday Feasts

6 Tips for Beating the Holiday Bulge

Give Gifts that Give Back This Holiday Season

How Holiday Checklists Can Save Your Sanity

5 Quick and Easy Holiday Desserts


Cranberry articles:

Crazy for Cranberries

Do Your Cranberries Pop?


Fall Articles:

The Ultimate Fall To-Do List: 50 Activities for Friends and Family

Arizona’s Fall Festivals

Fall Activities in Arizona

Fall Salad


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