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Thanksgiving leftovers galette

Thanksgiving leftovers galette - pie crust stuffed with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and topped with cranberry sauce

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Thanksgiving leftovers – that’s the best part am I right? While I love me a Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich, (cue Ross and “The Moist Maker”), this Thanksgiving leftovers galette is an amazing way to serve leftover turkey with all the trimmings and get another meal out of it!

I Made Ross' Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich With the Moist-maker—& It's Too Much

The day after Thanksgiving is always a special one to me. I have fond memories of hitting up the mall with my cool aunt, getting manicures and doing some Black Friday shopping then coming home and making a nice big sandwich with turkey and all my favorite sides. And while these days I prefer shopping from home in my pajamas (because crowds, ewww), I still look forward to those Thanksgiving leftovers. So pop this baby in the oven and curl up with your favorite Christmas movie and some Black Friday shopping right from the comfort of your own home.

What is a galette?

The term galette comes from the Norman word “gale”, meaning a flat cake. It’s basically a round, flat pie but with no pie crust topping, so kind of like an open faced tart. Where a pie is a little more formal and put together, the galette is more rustic, relaxed and imperfect. A galette is baked on a baking pan instead of a pie plate. Traditionally they have a fruit filling, but the options are endless!

Thanksgiving leftovers galette

I like to use a refrigerated pie crust because let’s face it, who wants to make pie crust from scratch after Thanksgiving? Layer with all your favorite Thanksgiving sides and turkey, then roll up the edges, brush with some egg wash and pop in the oven until golden.

Ingredients:

  • Shredded turkey or cut into chunks
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce
  • 2 pie crusts (I cheat and use refrigerated)
  • Shredded swiss and gruyere cheese
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • Optional – gravy

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Thanksgiving leftovers turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce in bowls for Thanksgiving leftover galette

2.) Unroll the refrigerated pie crusts onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Slightly layer the two pie crusts so they overlap in the middle.

Thanksgiving leftover galette dough rolled out and leftovers in bowls, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce

3.) Start by spooning the mashed potatoes over the dough, leaving about a 1-2 inch border.

Thanksgiving leftover galette dough topped with mashed potatoes

4.)  Next layer the stuffing and turkey.

Thanksgiving leftover galette with turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing on top of rolled out dough

5.) Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

6.) Fold the edges of the dough up so that it makes a crust and large open faced tart.

7.) Make an egg wash by beating 1 egg with some water then brush the egg wash over the edges of the crust.

8.) Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Remove then top with the cranberry sauce and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.

Thanksgiving leftover galette dough topped with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce

9.) Remove once golden. Slice and serve warm with gravy if desired.

Thanksgiving leftovers galette - pie crust stuffed with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and topped with cranberry sauce

Thanksgiving leftover galette, sliced galette

 

Get these leftover containers to bring your leftovers home in so that you can make this recipe the next day.

Thanksgiving leftover to go containers

For more Thanksgiving ideas check out:

Sweet Potato Casserole

These pumpkin magic bars

This easy place setting

This place setting for kids

10 fantastic fall tablescapes

 

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Thanksgiving leftovers galette - pie crust stuffed with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and topped with cranberry sauce

Thanksgiving leftovers galette

Pie crust is top with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and all of your favorite sides and baked to perfection in a rustic tart or galette. Top with gravy and cranberry sauce!
4.67 from 3 votes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup shredded or diced turkey
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup stuffing
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 2 pie crusts refrigerated
  • 1 egg
  • gravy optional
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere or swiss cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll the refrigerated pie crusts onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Slightly layer the two pie crusts so they overlap in the middle.
  • Start by spooning the mashed potatoes over the dough, leaving about a 1-2 inch border.
  • Next layer the stuffing and turkey.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Fold the edges of the dough up so that it makes a crust and large open faced tart.
  • Make an egg wash by beating 1 egg with some water then brush the egg wash over the edges of the crust.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Remove then top with the cranberry sauce and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove once golden. Slice and serve warm with gravy if desired.
Keyword galette, Thanksgiving, turkey
11 In fall/ home/ home decor

A simple fall tablescape in autumnal and gold hues

A simple fall tablescape in autumnal and gold hues

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This simple fall tablescape is classic and understated whether you’re looking to decorate the dining room or entertain guests.

I just love the look of a set table don’t you? But to be honest, if you’ve been following for awhile, you know I keep things very informal around here. So for this fall tablescape, I wanted it to be simple and understated yet something that you could also replicate if you were having guests over or for Thanksgiving.  Let me show you how I put this simple fall tablescape together using our white every day dishes and adding in some autumnal and gold hues.

I always start by gathering things I already have at home and taking an inventory first. I will usually see from there if I can come up with a coordinating color palette.

I started with white every day dishware and brown woven placemats that I had. I layered it on top of these beautiful blue chargers I got from Amazon.

fall tablescape in blue, orange and brown

I had the brown linen napkins already. I knew that I was going to add my gold candlesticks to the table so I decided to complement them with some gold napkin rings. I found these gold metal leaf rings on Amazon as well.

fall and thanksgiving tablesetting in brown, gold and blue

I love to decorate using amber and teal glass bottles so I decided to use those to create a centerpiece.  To add a seasonal pop of color I filled the bottles with faux leaves in rich orange hues.

A simple fall tablescape in autumnal and gold hues amber bottle centerpiece

I love how this looks, a classic way to decorate the dining room for fall or Thanksgiving.

A simple fall tablescape in autumnal and gold hues

Now you could most certainly add a table runner if you wanted to. I liked how it looked without.

When setting my tables for every day I don’t set with flatware just because it’s less for the kids to play with and get their hands on. If you’re having guests over, I would choose a beautiful gold flatware.

I’m linking some of the items I used below.

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25 In DIY/ home

Simple Thanksgiving Place Setting Idea

Simple Thanksgiving Place Setting Idea

Having a beautifully set table just makes a meal that much more special. And what meal is more special than Thanksgiving? I’m showing you how I made this simple Thanksgiving place setting for your guests. It’s mostly free, and you can put it together very easily, even if you’re someone who isn’t super crafty.

I like going with a neutral, warm color palette with mostly whites, tans, oranges, and browns. Add some fresh greenery down the middle of the table and a few candles throughout to add a glow.

And be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post for more Thanksgiving ideas! Including this easy tablescape idea!

Simple Thanksgiving Place Setting Idea

You will need:

Simple Thanksgiving Place Setting Idea

Start by writing each of your guests names on a separate piece of paper or cardstock.

Take each name and use a push pin to push through the leaf.

Gather your linens in the middle and tie with a piece of twine. Place on top of each dish and place each leaf on top.

Simple Thanksgiving Place Setting Idea

Effortless and adds just the right touch I think!

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Check out this easy harvest table centerpiece

For Thanksgiving recipe ideas, click here! I’m sharing my favorite vegan, dairy free sweet potato casserole and more!

And you’re gonna want to save this one for all your leftovers! My Thanksgiving Leftovers Galette.

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5 In food

Sweet potato casserole and other Thanksgiving recipes

Sweet Potato Casserole and other Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving is probably one of my most favorite holidays ever! For me, it’s all about the sides and the leftover sandwiches the next day.  This sweet potato casserole is my favorite and something I look forward to all year long. I’ve lightened this recipe up, and it’s perfect for those who are dairy free or vegan. Scroll down for my sweet potato casserole and some other Thanksgiving recipes to bring to your table.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 sweet potatoes cubed
  • 2/3 cups milk of choice (I used oat milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup Dandies vegan marshmallows (optional)

Directions:

  1. Start by peeling and chopping your sweet potato. Place in a pot of boiling water and cook until tender (can pierce easily with a fork).
  2. Remove from heat and strain the water from the potatoes in a colander.
  3. Place your potatoes, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a bowl or your Kitchen Aid and mix until pureed.
  4. Transfer the sweet potato puree into a prepared baking dish and put to the side.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together your pecans, brown sugar, flour and a dash of salt.
  6. Add in your melted butter to the nut and sugar mixture and combine. This will be your topping.
  7. Spread the nut topping over the top of the sweet potatoes. Cover with aluminum foil and bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Optional – before serving, add some marshmallows. (I found these vegan ones!) I make a few strips on top with the marshmallows so that way those who don’t like them can have without.
  9. Bake in the oven before serving uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the tops of the marshmallows and pecans are golden brown.
Sweet Potato Casserole and other Thanksgiving recipes

Vegan, dairy free sweet potato casserole

This sweet potato casserole is my favorite Thanksgiving dish! Sharing my recipe below and it's perfect for those who are vegan or dairy free.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2/3 cups milk of choice (I use oat milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup Dandies vegan marshmallows optional

Instructions
 

  • Start by peeling and chopping your sweet potatoes. Place in a pot of boiling water and cook until tender (can easily pierce with a fork).
  • Remove from heat and strain the water from the potatoes in a colander.
  • Place your potatoes, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a bowl or Kitchen Aid and mix until pureed.
  • Transfer the sweet potato puree into a prepared baking dish and put to the side.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the pecans, brown sugar, flour and a dash of salt.
  • Add in the melted butter to the nut and sugar mixture and combine. This will be the topping.
  • Spread the nut topping over the top of the sweet potato puree. Cover with aluminum foil and bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  • Optional - before serving, add some marshmallows. I make a few strips on top with the marshmallows so that those who want to have without can enjoy.
  • Bake in the oven before serving uncovered until the tops of the marshmallows and pecans are golden brown.
Keyword dairy free, sweet potato casserole, Thanksgiving, vegan

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Sweet potato casserole and other Thanksgiving recipes, vegan dairy free

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Thanksgiving place setting idea for your table!

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