Swedish Thanksgiving Rollover Meals   

Food & Drink

Swedish Thanksgiving Rollover Meals   

No matter where you are in the world, one thing we all can agree on is that the holidays are a great excuse to eat a lot of food. It’s the one time of year we stray from the lagom life to a more indulgent one.

With the abundance of food that comes with a holiday julbord, we put together a list of traditional Swedish dishes that can be made from your leftovers. American, Swedish or both—these dishes are sure to be a hit with anyone visiting for the holidays. The best part? You only need to make one trip to the grocery store, so you have more time to spend with your loved ones.



We aren’t chefs, so you probably should check out this recipe from our friends at SwedishFood.com, but we’ve covered the basics here:

  • Step 1: Open your fridge.
  • Step 2: Take out potatoes, an onion, eggs and that leftover ham.
  • Step 3: Throw it in a pan.
  • Step 4: Cook and enjoy!

Raggmunk & Lingonberries

The leftovers? Potatoes and lingonberries. The recipe? Swedish Freak’s potato pancakes with bacon. Say no more!


Jansson’s Temptation (frestelse)

Save those breadcrumbs and (you guessed it) potatoes! This recipe is so easy that you can wake up, throw it in a slow cooker and be done.


The Swedish version of beef stew, perfect for a cold winter night. Just throw your leftover meat and some veggies together. Check out this video from Cooking in a Nutshell to see how it’s done.

Shepherd’s Pie

What do you do with all of those extra meatballs? Try making a Shepherd’s pie. This recipe from Sunset.com covers how to turn your leftover meatballs, potatoes and veggies into a delicious dish.

Lingonberry & ginger cheesecake potsDessert

Lingonberry & Ginger Cheesecake Pots

For those of you with a sweet tooth, we’ve got you covered! BBC Good Food has a delicious cheesecake pot recipe for those leftover lingonberries, a great end to any Swedish meal.

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