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Making Magic with Turkey Leftovers

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

If you celebrated Thanksgiving like we did, then there are plenty of leftovers. Well, Walt Disney World executive chef Lenny DeGeorge has a favorite leftover dish and he’s sharing. Here’s how to make a holiday turkey Panini. Let us know if you have any leftover favorites in the comments:


  • Thanksgiving Pizza!

    I layout pizza dough, coat it with gravy, then sprinkle on turkey and stuffing. I finish up with a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese and bake for about 10 minutes at 425. It is delicious!

  • I agree. Healthier diets are the way to go for sure – everyone is happier for it and Disney won’t have to refurb as many rides to accomodate the new “larger sized” person.

    As far as Thanksgiving leftover tips, I smash my leftover mashed potatoes into potatoe pancakes and broil them. This, with some leftover green beans that were cooked with onions sauteed in olive oil, makes a nice lunch.

  • Sounds AMAZING!! Will have to dig out my Panini Press!!

  • I dont think the stuffing is necessary in a sandwich. You already have cheese and bread. It seems like you should lighten up on the carbs and calories the day after Thanksgiving and hit the treadmill.

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