Everyone ends up with more Thanksgiving leftovers than they know what to do with. It’s just a fact. Whether or not I intentionally make waaaaay too much food specifically so I can have leftovers for days afterwards… may or may not be up for debate.
Just kidding. I definitely purposefully make way too much food just for the leftovers. I hate normal, day-to-day leftovers – but I absolutely LOVE Thanksgiving leftovers.
If you are looking for ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers for more meals than just lunch and dinner, then this super easy breakfast recipe might just help you get through those last few days of excess stuffing.
Thanksgiving leftovers are meant to be made into breakfast. Between the ham, stuffing and cranberry sauce, all you need to do is crack an egg on top to make it into an easy breakfast!
And that’s exactly what I did with these Thanksgiving leftovers breakfast bowls! You can basically pack any leftovers into a ramekin, crack an egg on top, and then bake it until the egg is cooked to perfection.
What’s in my leftover Thanksgiving bowls?
You can make your bowl with whatever flavors you desire. Pop all of your Thanksgiving favorites into a bowl and find out what happens! The only real thing that takes these leftovers from dinner to breakfast is that you crack an egg on top.
Here’s what I stuffed in my bowls:
- Stovetop stuffing
- Honey baked ham
- Cranberry relish
Other Combination Suggestions:
A few other ideas for you – feel free to fill your bowls with your favorites.
- Mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes
- Turkey pieces
- Baked brussels sprouts
- Roasted root veggies
- Cranberry sauce
- Dinner rolls, ripped up and/or toasted
- Sweet potatoes
No matter what you stuff in your bowls, the last step is to crack a fresh egg on top and then bake the bowls until the egg reaches your desired runniness.
The biggest factor on bake time will be if your leftovers are super cold or room temperature. You might even want to ‘preheat’ your leftovers in the microwave for a minute or two so that you can have a bowl heated evenly all the way through.
Personally, I prefer a runny egg, so I only needed to bake my bowls for about 8-10 minutes. I microwaved my stuffing for a minute to kick start the reheating process but I left the ham and cranberry relish cold – and that seemed to work out well for me.
For a harder egg, you might need to go up to 15-20 minutes to make sure it’s cooked all the way through. If you opt to cook your eggs this method, you probably won’t need to ‘preheat’ your leftovers.
Experiment with your leftovers! Test out different flavor combinations! Make your bowls your way – and don’t forget to enjoy!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Breakfast Bowls
- 4 eggs one per ramekin
THANKSGIVING LEFTOVER COMBO IDEAS:
- ham chopped
- cranberry relish
- mashed potatoes
- roasted veggies
- sweet potatoes
- your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers!
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers in a oven safe bowl or ramekin. If your leftovers are chilled through, consider microwaving 'heavy' items like stuffing or mashed potatoes to ensure that the bowl is heated evenly through.
- Crack an egg over the top of the leftovers in the ramekins. Bake for 8-10 minutes for a runny/soft egg; or 15-20 minutes for a hard yolk. Enjoy!