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Thanksgiving Leftover Mac and Cheese

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.

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
Servings8
Calories Per Serving858
Total Fat50g77%
Sugar21gN/A
Saturated28g100%
Cholesterol180mg60%
Protein45g90%
Carbs58g19%
Vitamin A818µg91%
Vitamin B122µg40%
Vitamin B60.7mg35.1%
Vitamin C10mg16%
Vitamin D3µg1%
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K26µg33%
Calcium768mg77%
Fiber5g21%
Folate (food)62µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)71µg18%
Folic acid6µgN/A
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium93mg23%
Monounsaturated13gN/A
Niacin (B3)6mg31%
Phosphorus715mg100%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium772mg22%
Riboflavin (B2)0.8mg49.4%
Sodium1230mg51%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg19.2%
Trans0.9gN/A
Zinc5mg35%