Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata

by Dorothy Reinhold on November 26, 2017

Print This Post Print This Post Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata: Turkey, stuffing and other Thanksgiving leftovers make a delicious and quick frittata for lunch or dinner.

By now, you really need to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers, and you really need to get out of the kitchen fast, don’t you?

Let’s make dinner with our remaining stuff, and let’s have it on the table in, oh, just a bit over half an hour or so.

Sub anything you like…if you have sautéed spinach but no green beans left, put that in. If you have roasted carrots but no pearl onions left, put those in. If you have a bit of sweet potatoes left, dollop that in. If you have rotisserie chicken instead of turkey, use chicken.

The stuffing is non-negotiable. I’m just getting that on the record right now.

And for me, nothing accompanies this better than a spoonful of World’s Best Cranberry Sauce.

Just because I said so.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 8

Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata

Turkey, stuffing and other Thanksgiving leftovers make a delicious and quick frittata for lunch or dinner.


  • 2 ounces ditalini (small pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) leftover green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) leftover turkey, shredded or cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) leftover pearl onions
  • 1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) leftover stuffing
  • 6 large eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve.
  3. Heat an 8- or 9-inch sauté pan over medium heat. Add the butter and coat the bottom of the pan. Strew the green beans, turkey, pearl onions, stuffing and cooked pasta around the pan. Pour the eggs over. Cook until just starting to brown along the bottom, about 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer to the oven and continue to cook until the eggs are set, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting into 8 wedges.
  5. Makes 8 servings.


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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea November 30, 2017 at 2:22 am

and not just for after-Thanksgiving – but a great recipe for any time that one has “leftover” bits of vegetables!


Dorothy Reinhold November 30, 2017 at 4:14 am

You are so right! Bits of broccoli, green beans, whatever you have is good in frittata!


Hadia November 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

This looks seriously so good!


Angela Cardamone November 29, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Yum, this looks amazing! Such a great idea to use up those Turkey Day leftover too!!


Krysti November 29, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Wow this looks absolutely delicious! I absolutely love frittatas and this is such a great use of leftovers!


Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) November 29, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Looks great!!!


Ashley November 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm

What a great idea. Looks delicious


Mike November 29, 2017 at 4:56 am

Super good idea for the holidays! Love using leftovers for new recipes 🙂


jill conyers November 29, 2017 at 2:12 am

I love frittatas. We don’t have any leftovers but if we did this is a great way to use them.


Dorothy Reinhold November 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

No leftovers! You planned very well for portions!


Cynthia November 29, 2017 at 12:57 am

Great idea to use leftovers, there are so many around this time of the year! I really should get myself one of those pans, that is the only obstacle between me and a delicious frittata!


Julie Syl November 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

This is such great tip to save food and money as well! So practical and wise! Looks so delicious as well!


Valerie | Valerie's Kitchen November 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm

I love frittatas! Why have I never thought to do one with the Thanksgiving leftovers? Genius!


Alecia November 28, 2017 at 7:04 pm

I love using leftovers in frittatas! A thanksgiving version sounds awesome


Catalina @ Peas & Peonies November 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm

This is such a great idea! I will try this recipe!


Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons November 28, 2017 at 1:36 pm

What a great idea for leftovers!


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet November 28, 2017 at 9:49 am

What a delicious idea for leftovers!


Nutmeg Nanny November 28, 2017 at 7:39 am

Love this idea! Saving it for next year!


Stephanie November 27, 2017 at 6:50 pm

I’ve never had a frittata but this looks like a delicious way to use up all those leftovers from Thanksgiving or even from Christmas since my family basically does Thanksgiving again!


Dorothy Reinhold November 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

We do the same…sort of Thanksgiving meal all over again for Christmas!


Jen November 27, 2017 at 5:58 pm

This is perfect for our leftovers. I am so done with cooking that the ease of the dish is exactly what I need!


Dee November 27, 2017 at 5:43 pm

I only have a little bit of turkey left, so this is perfect!


Dorothy Reinhold November 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm

You can stretch your turkey with this!


Cassie November 27, 2017 at 1:23 pm

I love frittatas and they are such a great way to use up all your leftover veggies and meat! Perfect for this time of year with Thanksgiving and Christmas!


Dorothy Reinhold November 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm

I agree with you 100% !


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