Olive Tapenade #SundaySupper

Thanksgiving is only a mere days away, and if you’re like me, you’re in panic mode!  I just finished up my shopping tonight, so I feel like I’m in a better place for Thanksgiving day itself, but I still haven’t figured out what I’m doing for the rest of that weekend.  I’ll have house guests, and they have to eat each day–not just on Thanksgiving day.

When I heard about this week’s theme, I was so happy!  Today is all about “What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers”.  We aren’t just talking turkey sandwich on white bread with some mayo on it.  We’re talking some really fine bloggers putting together their best recipes to make this huge meal last for a few more days.  

I thought about what was usually left over at my table.  There is no shortage of my famous twice baked mashed potatoes.  I also make a double batch of green been casserole.  Despite the copious amount of those foods, plus the 23 pound turkey, none of that food will go to waste. None of it.  What we don’t eat, I give to my dad.  He’s more than happy to take it off our hands.

The food that no one wants to take as a left over are the olives.  Every year, I crack open the obligatory can of black olives and put them on the garnish tray.  Every single holiday I’ve ever attended has always had the olive tray.  I can’t seem to let it go even though its popularity is waning.  So, I decided to make an olive tapenade for the next day.  Then, we can munch on it while we watch football!

You’ll notice that it’s not the typical “paste” consistency.  Well, dangit, it’s *my* tapenade, so I did it like I wanted to do it.  I’m not a huge paste fan, so I made mine more coarse.  If you’re a true tapenade aficionado, you’ll want to process yours until it’s paste-like.  

Additionally, this is what I call the “poor man’s tapenade”.  I just spent $150.00 on Thanksgiving dinner.  I’m not spending more money to add to my leftovers.  This is about making the most of what I own and using up what I have….this tapenade is bare bones, but it’s still delicious!


  • 1 can of pitted black olives, diced by hand (or you can use a food processor to create a paste-like consistency.  See below for food processor directions)
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • kosher salt, to taste


In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients.  Serve on crostini.
If using a food processor, put the whole olives, plus the remaining ingredients, directly into the food processor.  Pulse a few times.  Continue to pulse until you reach your desired consistency, using a scrapper to occasionally scrape down the sides.


Now, it’s time to figure out what to do with the rest of your leftovers. Make sure to check out the the links below to get great ideas from the rest of the #SundaySupper contributors. It’s an amazing line up this week!

Breakfast & Brunch
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls by Juanita’s Cocina
Turkey Cranberry Muffins by In the Kitchen with Audrey
Sweet Potato Biscuits by Home Cooking Memories

Main Course
Turkey Enchiladas by Webicurean
Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole by FamilyFoodie
Turkey and Cranberry Monte Cristo by Supper for a Steal
Thanksgiving hangover sandwich by Crispy Bits & Burt Ends
Turkey Tamale Pie by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Thanksgiving Leftovers Pot Pie by I Run For Wine
Turkey and Stuffing Pasty by Small Wallet Big Appetite
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich by Daily Dish Recipes
Turkey Vegetable Hash by Generation Y Foodie
Turkey Tetrazzini by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Andouille Gumbo for #SundaySupper by Catholic Foodie
Red Potato Turkey Cutlets with Ginger & Fresh Herbs by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Thanksgiving Turkey Banh Mi Sandwich by 30AEats
Leftover Turkey and Sausage Gumbo by My Catholic Kitchen
Turkey Mornay Open-Face Sandwiches by The Weekend Gourmet
Leftover Mashed Potatoes and Beef Croquettes by Pippis in the Kitchen Again
Simple and easy! Turkey a la king, fit for a queen! by Midlife Road Trip
Turkey and Mushroom Risotto by Comfy Cuisine
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Kartoffelpuffer – German Potato Pancakes by MrsMamaHen
Skillet Turkey Reuben by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

glutenfree Turkey Shepard’s Cake by Cooking Underwriter

Hawaiian BBQ Turkey Flatbread Pizza by Damn Delicious
Turkey shepards pie! by The Realistic Nutritionist
Turkey & Cranberry Panini with Tarragon Aioli by The Messy Baker Blog

Soups, Salads, Sides & Starters
Gluten Free Turkey and Dumplings by The Meltaways
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Shallots and Pancetta by Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Curried Turkey Salad by Kimchi Mom
Potato Patties w/ Tomato Salsa by La Cocina De Leslie
Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup by Diabetic Foodie
Mashed Potatoes Twice Baked by Hezzi-D’s Books & Cooks
Moroccan Chicken Salad with Rice by My Trial’s in the Kitchen
Cranberry Barbecue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Olive Tapenade by Fast Food to Fresh Food
Leftover Turkey Soup by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding by MarocMama

Sweets & Desserts
Cranberry Sauce Crumb Bars by girlichef
Pumpkin Gingersnap Truffles by Chocolate Moosey
Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping by Shockingly Delicious
Chocolate Peanut Butter Potato Frosting by Yummy Smells

Wine Pairings for the Recipes Featured
Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving Leftovers #SundaySupper by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

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