Thanksgiving Leftover Mac and Cheese

Staff Writer
Thanksgiving Leftover Mac and Cheese
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
858
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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
50g
77%
Sugar
21g
N/A
Saturated Fat
28g
100%
Cholesterol
180mg
60%
Protein
45g
90%
Carbs
58g
19%
Vitamin A
818µg
91%
Vitamin B12
2µg
40%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
35.1%
Vitamin C
10mg
16%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
26µg
33%
Calcium
768mg
77%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
62µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
71µg
18%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
93mg
23%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
31%
Phosphorus
715mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
772mg
22%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
49.4%
Sodium
1230mg
51%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.2%
Trans
0.9g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
35%