The holiday season has officially kicked off – cue our favorite time of the year! Despite it being one of our favorites, spending is at an all-time high. These next few months can potentially take a major toll on your bank account, but with these quick tips – we’ve got your wallet’s back!
This Thanksgiving, it’s all about taking advantage of those inevitable leftovers. Give those boring turkey sandwiches an upgrade with these budget-friendly and yummy recipes:
Cranberry Turkey Quesadilla
45¢ per serving
1 wheat tortilla wrap
2 tbsp. cranberry sauce
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tsp. balsamic dressing
Lay wrap out flat. Spread the cranberry sauce over half the wrap and sprinkle ground pepper to taste. Add cheese on top of cranberry sauce.
Top with turkey. Drizzle the balsamic dressing over the turkey and fold the bare end of wrap over filling.
Bring a skillet to medium high. Add cooking spray or olive oil. Gently add the quesadilla to the skillet and let cook on each side for 2 minutes.
Thanksgiving Dinner Pies
59¢ per pie
2 refrigerated pie crusts
Create a fun combination from your leftovers: turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, etc.
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Use a cup to cut small circles from the pie crusts.
Layer a small amount of the ingredients on the crust (leave room on sides to seal crust). Top with second crust and seal edges with fork.
Poke top twice with fork and brush with egg.
Mashed Potatoes Puffs
13¢ per puff
2 cups mashed potatoes
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup minced chives
1/4 cup cooked bacon
Salt & pepper, to taste
Heat oven to 400°F and lightly grease a mini muffin pan.
Mix together potatoes, eggs, 3/4-cup cheese, chives, bacon, salt & pepper.
Place a spoonful of mixture in each muffin cup. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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