Here’s how to stretch those leftovers into easy meals—plus a few ideas for what to make when you’re totally turkey’d out.
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Avgolemono Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup
Credit: Christopher Testani

Avgolemono Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup

avgolemono lemon chicken and rice soup
Credit: Christopher Testani

"Tempering is not some fantastic art that only chefs can master—just add hot liquid in small amounts so the eggs don't scramble." —Rach

Greek-Style Beans & Tomatoes with Orzo Pilaf

Greek-Style Beans & Tomatoes with Orzo Pilaf
Credit: Christopher Testani

"People: Beans and rice are a meal! Protein and starch. It's surprisingly comforting, universal, filling, and healthy." —Rach

Pumpkin Carbonara

Pumpkin Carbonara
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"John and I are purists with carbonara, but the holidays allow us this cheat: covering pasta ribbons with leftover pumpkin or butternut squash." —Rach

Recipe: Try Rach's Pumpkin Carbonara

Garlic & Chili Mussels

garlic and chili mussels
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"Mussels are a perfect, quick-cooking, satisfying solution for lunch or dinner." —Rach

Recipe: Try Rach's Garlic & Chili Mussels

Charred Cast-Iron Spiced Cabbage & Turkey with Harissa Butter

Charred Cast-Iron Spiced Cabbage & Turkey with Harissa Butter
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"Any harissa paste is fine here, but the added floral boost from the rose harissa is terrific." —Rach

Turkey with Orzo Pilaf, Pine Nuts & Gremolata

Turkey with Orzo Pilaf, Pine Nuts & Gremolata
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"This orzo dish is great as a vegetarian meal with the Greek-Style Beans & Tomatoes. For a real feast, serve with a Pot of Winter Greens as well." —Rach

Pot of Winter Greens (Horta)

Pot of Winter Greens (Horta)
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"This makes a wonderful winter brunch with a poached or fried egg. Add any leftover spinach or Swiss chard from holiday meals—or serve as a side with the Garlic & Chili Mussels." —Rach

Recipe: Try Rach's Pot of Winter Greens (Horta)

Ground Meat & Red Lentil Curry

ground meat and red lenti curry
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"Much like kale, my family loved lentils before they were cool." —Rach

Pasta with White Beans & Tuna

cupboard pasta with white beans and tuna
Credit: Christopher Testani

"At the holidays, the big celebrations get all the attention, but most of us have to keep cooking plenty of everyday meals, too. Recipes like this can be a lifesaver." —Rach

Spiced Pumpkin & Vegetable Soup

Spiced Pumpkin & Vegetable Soup
Credit: Christopher Testani

"Sorry, I will get a lot of haters, but I have never been a fan of pumpkin lattes. No pumpkin in my drink! But I am a "pumpkin head" and I look forward all year to cooking with it." —Rach

These recipes originally appeared in our Holiday 2021 issue. Get the magazine here