Thanksgiving Leftover Mac and Cheese

Thanksgiving Leftover Mac and Cheese
Staff Writer
Delicatessan

Along with making sandwiches and casseroles with your leftover Thanksgiving dinner, there's mac and cheese. This recipe incorporates a bit of freshness, with sage and garlic, to make the best use out of your uneaten turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and cranberries. For more turkey talk, visit The Daily Meal's Guide to Thanksgiving!

8
Servings
702
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 Pound shredded turkey meat
  • 1 Cup cooked stuffing
  • 3 diced cooked sweet potato
  • 1 Cup cooked peas
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 5 sage leaves, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Cup cranberry sauce
  • 6 Cups milk
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 4 Cups grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 Cup grated Fontina
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

In a large pot, add butter, onion, sage and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the flour, whisk, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the milk and continue to whisk till milk comes to a boil and thickens. After the milk has thickened, whisk in the mascarpone, Fontina, and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese.

Fold in the turkey meat, sweet potatoes, peas, stuffing, and pasta and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a 3-inch baking dish, cover with remaining Cheddar cheese, and bake for 20 minutes or until its bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Serve with cranberry sauce on the side. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
104mg
35%
Carbohydrate, by difference
82g
63%
Protein
47g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
314µg
45%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
993mg
99%
Choline, total
105mg
25%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
95µg
24%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
117mg
37%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
1409mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
62µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1748mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
330g
12%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Thanksgiving Shopping Tip

Make sure you have all the recipes you are going to make ahead of time. Compile your grocery list from those recipes a week in advance. Make sure you allot enough time for the turkey to defrost.

Thanksgiving Cooking Tip

Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.