10 Oatmeal Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

I know I haven’t posted a new recipe since Tuesday, but I decided it was vital for me to spend this week relaxing and exploring the city with my sister, who is visiting from Minnesota. Instead of posting a new porridge today, I created a round-up of all the recipes you could make using some of your potential leftovers from Thanksgiving (which, by the way, is my FAVORITE holiday…even as a herbivore!).

I have so much to be thankful for…seemingly more so than previous years! I’m thankful to have “made it” in this city. I’m thankful to finally be a teacher. I’m thankful for plant-based options popping up more and more at restaurants around the city. I’m thankful for peanut butter on a genuine NY bagel. I’m thankful for this blog and the joy it brings me every week, as well as the love and support given to me by Country Choice Organic. I’m thankful for sauteed kale (because JEE-ZUSS it’s so good). I’m thankful for warm fleece jackets, hot tea, electric blankets, and space heaters. I’m thankful for my family, friends, and everyone who reads my blog (YOU)!

Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Do you have leftover chestnuts sitting in the fridge? I don’t know about you,

but I don’t know many uses for chestnuts. Putting them into a creamy, chocolaty porridge
seems like the perfect solution to me!

Pumpkin, Apple, & Cranberry Oatmeal

Didn’t use all the pumpkin puree for the pies? Mix it into this recipe! You could use

either dried or fresh cranberries, or (my new personal favorite) cranberry sauce!

Okay, fine, so it’s not “oatmeal,” but these little baked gems are a unique

way to use up those few extra sweet potatoes.

If chocolate isn’t your thing, use your chestnuts in this flavorful recipe. The best part
is that it goes beautifully with cranberry sauce stirred in the top!

Did you serve squash at your table? This savory porridge uses butternut squash, but
any fall squash could work here. It’s like risotto!

Extra sweet potatoes? No problem. Even if your potatoes are already mashed

and seasoned, they would probably work here as long as you didn’t add savory
flavors. I don’t think herbs, salt, and pepper would be a good match here. 🙂

This is such a fun way to use up cranberry sauce. Paired with pecan butter, it makes

such a delicious alternative to the already-wonderful peanut butter and jelly.

Perhaps you’re bored of Thanksgiving flavors and are looking for something

completely different. I highly recommend mixing your sweet potato with some oranges
for this recipe. To be honest, this is one of my favorite recipes I have for sweet potatoes!

Sweet Potato & Soyrizo Oatmeal

Looking for something savory? Try my all-time favorite savory recipe! This is one of the

few savory recipes that I love enough to make again and again!

Thanksgiving Stuffing Baked Oatmeal

Maybe you’re NOT tired of Thanksgiving food yet! This list wouldn’t be complete

without my recent stuffing-inspired recipe. This porridge is perfect if you have a bunch
of random ingredients like fresh herbs, celery, corn, chestnuts, and cranberry sauce
to use up. You can really throw in whatever you want. Potatoes are welcome!

    **You can also find hundreds of other oatmeal recipes (as well as tons of other meatless recipes) on my Pinterest account!  You can also like The Oatmeal Artist on Facebook. Thanks!

    About Lauren Smith

    Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

    One Response to 10 Oatmeal Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

    1. Lyndsey B says:

      I always have SO many leftovers, and as much as I hate them going to waste, it’s hard to eat another helping of potatoes!! My favorite recipe featured is the Thanksgiving stuffing. It’s so crazy to me that oatmeal can resemble stuffing so well!

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