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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Stuffing Frittata

Thanksgiving 2012

How was your Thanksgiving, everybody?

Ours was quiet, low-key and perfect- from start to finish, we had a great time filled with GREAT food. It was just me, my boyfriend and my mom and dad this year, but less people just meant more food for us 🙂

We started out with some killer Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey Roulades– an absolutely amazing twist on the classic Thanksgiving turkey. This is literally one of the best preparations of turkey I have ever eaten and I can’t wait to try it again!

Thanksgiving 2012

Accompaniments included roasted sweet potatoes, yellow rice, roasted brussels sprouts, gravy, and of course, my family’s favorite stuffing! And for dessert, we had a very delicious pumpkin cheesecake – recipe coming later!

Thanksgiving 2012

But the best part about the Thanksgiving feast, of course, is the leftovers! This is one of my family’s newest ways to enjoy leftover stuffing, and I hope it becomes yours. This dish is such a fun and easy way to enjoy stuffing without feeling like you are rehashing just another meal. We even added some leftover roasted brussels sprouts in with the stuffing to get even more out of our leftovers!

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Stuffing Frittata
Serves: 8

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 to 3 cups leftover stuffing
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or swiss cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

  1. Turn on your broiler.
  2. Coat an ovenproof skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Put your stuffing in the bottom of pan to get it warmed up, and stir to break it up a little. Sprinkle the cheddar or swiss cheese over top.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard powder, and nutmeg. Pour the egg mixture over stuffing and cheese to cover stuffing. Sprinkle the Parmesan over top. Cook on stovetop over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, then transfer to the broiler and broil for about 2-4 minutes, until egg is cooked through and cheese is golden and bubbly.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Food Network.

Thanksgiving 2012

The cool thing about this recipe is that you can use any kind of stuffing you have on hand- and it makes a perfect meal no matter what time of day!

What are your favorite ways to incorporate leftovers into delicious new creations?

Happy Eating 🙂


Last Minute Thanksgiving Sides & Desserts Roundup

Thanksgiving is 3 days away – are you ready? If not, no worries- there’s still tons of time to make this special holiday shine. I wanted to provide a brief rundown of my favorite Thanksgiving sides and desserts, all of which are available here on Total Noms.

These are dishes that to me, practically ooze holiday warmth whenever I have them. I sincerely hope they add some of that warmth to your table as well!

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

To kick off the sides, let’s hand everyone a scoop of bacon and roasted garlic-loaded mashed potatoes. These are surprisingly easy to make, and loaded with amazing flavors.






Seasoned Fanned Potatoes with Cheese

… or perhaps you’re more of a cheesy Hasselback potato kind of family? These spuds are fun to make and customize and make all your own. Plus who doesn’t love some cheese with their taters?






Roasted Brussels Sprouts

When it comes to vegetables, you cannot beat my favorite roasted brussels sprouts. I think these are the best possible preparation for these often underrated vegetables, and will really make your holiday dinner something special.





Butternut Squash Risotto with Crispy Sage and Brown Butter

Nor should you overlook this delicious seasonal butternut squash risotto. I LOVE squash around this time of year, and I think the brown butter that’s infused throughout the risotto makes this one of my most favorite ways to serve rice as a side.






Now onto my personal favorite part of Thanksgiving: the desserts!


Sweet Potato Pecan Tartlets + #PiePartyGE

These are absolutely perfect treats for a Thanksgiving feast- with a pecan crust and a hint of bourbon, you need to check out these Sweet Potato Pecan Tartlets!






Mini Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumbles are such a fun and easy way to give everyone at your table their own individual sweet treat. These are also a cinch to throw together and prepare beforehand, and heat in the oven while you’re devouring turkey so you have dessert ready right away!







apple crisp

Come on, there is nothing more American than this delicious and deceptively easy dessert. Apple Crisp is one of my favorite desserts of all time, and it only gets better when apples are in season right around this time.







Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Clouds

These chocolate dipped pumpkin clouds are the ultimate Thanksgiving cookie- sweet, soft and chewy cookies topped with deep, dark chocolate shell. A perfect way to top off a perfect feast!








As for the main event, I always HIGHLY recommend Alton Brown’s brined roast turkey recipe. I made it last year and while it does involve some extra legwork and time in making the brine, it’s so worth it for perfect turkey.

What are your favorite sides and desserts?

Happy Eating 🙂

My Thanksgiving Menu Plans

I apologize for the lack of Thanksgiving menu items on my blog this week- that’s because I’ve been so busy prepping that I haven’t had a chance to whip up much in the meantime!

I do want to share what’s on the menu though- if you’re in a jam this late in the game, feel free to try any of these awesome tried and true recipes!

My boyfriend’s brother and sister-in-law are bringing the Andouille stuffing and mashed potatoes, his mother is making her famous lumpia (delicious Filipino spring rolls that I LOVE), and my parents are bringing the pumpkin cheesecake, along with a large folding table (and tablecloth- thanks mom)! I am so excited to share this holiday with so many special people!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone 🙂

Happy Eating 🙂