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Small Thanksgiving celebration may mean more leftovers. Try these recipes | Food & Cooking

Many households are having smaller celebrations this year.

Smaller celebrations, more leftovers? Perhaps.

If you find yourself with more food than people to eat it, here are some recipes to put everything to good use.

Turkey Carbonara

1 cup leftover turkey, shredded or cubed

½ cup leftover ham, diced

½ package spaghetti noodles

½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

2 teaspoons garlic, minced

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1. In a stock pot, cook the spaghetti noodles in boiling water until al dente. Strain, then dip into iced or cold water, and set aside.

2. In a skillet on medium-high heat, add the turkey, ham, green peas and garlic. Sauté and caramelize ingredients and de-glaze the pan with the white wine. Crack the eggs into the skillet and stir until lightly cooked. Add the heavy cream, spaghetti, tomatoes, Dijon mustard, sage and season with salt and pepper. Sauté all ingredients together until combined well and reduce to a low heat while the cream simmers for about 3 minutes. Garnish with some shaved Parmesan cheese.