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Revamp Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is the ultimate food holiday! Everyone can enjoy their favorite comfort foods, and we all know there will be leftovers. Instead of the usual reheated Thanksgiving plate or the go-to turkey sandwich, revamp your Thanksgiving leftovers with these good-as-new dish ideas.


Mash Up

It’s the day after and you have leftover mashed potatoes, green beans, and carrots. Put a creative spin on Haylie Duff’s Lentil Shepherd’s Pie to create a new dish your family will enjoy with those delicious leftovers.

Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Sweet and Savory

These Green Bean Casserole Tartlets are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Bake up a delicious grab-and-go dish that everyone will love after a long day of holiday shopping using your leftover green bean casserole.

Green Bean Casserole Tartlets

Deja Vu

It may feel like Thanksgiving all over again with this quick and simple Corn and Potato Casserole with Gruyere. Wow your taste buds by adding a little gruyere cheese, chives, and seasonings to your leftover mashed potatoes and corn for a delicious good-as-new post-holiday dish.

Corn and Potato Casserole

Brinner: Your Answer To The End Of Summer Dinners

By Dylan Bailey, MS

It’s news that many don’t want to hear – summer is on its way out. That’s right, fall will officially begin on Saturday, September 22nd. This switch in seasons marks significant changes in our day-to-day experiences, from the foods we prefer, to how our schedules look, to how the weather acts.

While the shift in seasons may be gradual, it can still require some lifestyle adjustments. At Libby’s®, we want to help you ease into a fall state-of-mind with a comforting and healthy approach to cooking for summer’s end: “Brinner,” better known as breakfast for dinner.

This fresh take on dinner using familiar breakfast foods has a few benefits:

  • It eases the time burden of meal planning, as many breakfast foods are already pantry staples and may be on-hand (e.g. eggs, cereal, canned vegetables, waffle and pancake mix etc.)
  • It offers a unique opportunity for the family to get together over foods that might normally be consumed on-the-go or without much meal structure in the morning 
  • It lets new versions of classic breakfast food recipes shine in an exciting way

In addition to being tasty, breakfast foods can be nutrient-dense. Let’s examine one staple breakfast item, the egg. One large egg packs 70 calories, varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, and 6 grams of high-quality protein (nearly half the protein and most nutrients of an egg is found in its yolk, so don’t toss it). Who wouldn’t want to end their day with that!

Vegetables, including canned vegetables, can also round out the nutritional profile of a meal to complement your end of summer brinner. Take command of the changing seasons with these comforting, quick and easy brinner ideas using Libby’s® Canned Vegetables as core ingredients for health-focused offerings that benefit the entire family.


Frittatas are Italian-style omelets that can be whipped up in no time with some very simple ingredients. They’re the perfect brinner solution for when the back-to-school period hits. This Frittata With Peas And Potatoes features eggs and is packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, making for a hassle-free, nutritious way to end your day.

Frittata with Peas and Potatoes

Mini Quiches – Big Flavor

What do you get when you combine eggs, cheese, corn and chives? A savory protein and flavor-loaded brinner specialty that is sure to please the whole family. For a simple version of quiche that’s been miniaturized, try these Mini Cheese Quiches With Corn & Chives. Better yet, these are portable so they can also be taken to any after-school event that’s on your radar.

Mini Cheese Quiches with Corn and Chives


Waffles For Dinner

You’ll really enjoy these Easy Carrot Cake Waffles With Whipped Cream Cheese Topping. Created by registered dietitian Serena Ball, these waffles are a nutritious spin on carrot cake, making use of whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt and Libby’s® Sliced Carrots, which provide 150% of your daily vitamin A requirements per serving. For more flavor, top with shredded coconut, walnuts, pineapple or shredded carrots!

Carrot Cake Waffles

Haylie Duff Shares Her Favorite Dishes for a Summer Cookout

A Q&A Discussion with the Actress, TV Host and Mother

The temperature is heating up, the sun is shining longer, and the BBQ grills are coming out of storage. Summer is finally here and it’s officially grilling season. The grill is one of the best tools for preparing summer dishes since it’s easy to use and cook meals in a flash, plus who doesn’t love a good cookout? Much of summer entertaining revolves around the grill.

Our Libby’s® team chatted with our partner, Haylie Duff about what summer entertaining means to her and discussed her favorite side dishes for complementing grilled entrees. And, oh yes, we were all craving BBQ after this conversation.

Check out the below discussion for delicious summer side dish inspiration using Libby’s® Vegetable Pouches, which help to create quick and nutritious side dishes for the entire family to enjoy!

Hi Haylie, we’re so excited to partner with you again this year and see what delicious recipes you’ll create using Libby’s® Vegetable Pouches this summer.
I’m excited to partner with Libby’s again and to share a new recipe I created with summer entertaining in mind.

Libby's Vegetable Pouches

Awesome, summer is (finally) here and it’s officially grilling season. Sure, we all love a good BBQ but a cookout is not complete without delicious sides. What’s a quick delicious side dish you love to cook that pair well with BBQ?
My favorite time of year! I love making a Southwest succotash or a super decadent corn pudding using Libby’s® Sweet Corn Pouches! I love anything that cools me down!

What are your favorite BBQ dishes to serve that pair well with the sides listed above?
I haven’t met a BBQ dish that I didn’t like… I live for ribs or a great steak. I tend to take after my Dad and favor dry rubs (Texas style!) instead of sauces.

Yum! Veggies are key to ensuring kids have a nutritious, balanced diet – but it can be tricky to get the them to eat them, especially when there’s hot dogs, burgers, and ice cream available. What are some tricks to sneak in vegetables during the summer?
My daughter loves veggies, so I don’t have to hide them very often!! But one of my favorite ways to sneak them in is with mac ‘n’ cheese balls! You simply add Libby’s® Sweet Peas or Libby’s® Sliced Carrots Pouches in to the mac ‘n’ cheese before you roll it in to a ball.

With the kids, officially on summer break, summer days can be quite hectic. And, the last thing you want to do is spend hours preparing dinner when it’s beautiful outside. Do you have any tips on meal prepping in advance, so that you can get back to spending time with loved ones?
I’m always a fan of slow cookers… it’s next to impossible to mess up a tenderloin. Then I love warming tortillas on the grill with a pan of veggies, like Libby’s® Mixed Vegetables Pouches! Top it with some salsa and I’m a happy girl.

Or a quick simple recipe using Libby’s® Vegetable Pouches, which microwave in less than 60 seconds, meaning no pots, heating containers or lengthy prep time needed.

Are there any summer recipes that simply reminds you of spending time with family and friends around the table?
Steaks & kabobs tend to remind me of my family. My dad makes the world’s greatest steak and every kind of kabob you can think of! I really love a grilled salmon kabob with some fresh dill and lemon.

Do you have any failsafe tips for hosting a stress-free summer BBQ?
Yes! Leave the stress behind!! I really believe that your vibe sets the mood! Pick recipes that don’t stress you out. Things you have made before….

Editor’s note: Haylie created a special side dish recipe just for Libby’s® consumers – Baked Corn Pudding! Check it out!

Corn & Mixed Veggie Baked Pudding

Light & Bright Spring Soup Recipes




As the weather transitions to warmer, brighter days, this is the perfect time to explore a few of our favorite spring soup recipes to keep you warm during the early parts of spring. No need to put the soup pot away just yet, these spring soup recipes are light, refreshing, and will make the most out of the season’s produce.

And, the following recipes are easy to prepare during busy nights. Even better, whatever is left over, you can freeze until the next time the family craves a warm bowl of light comfort food.

Carrot Delight

carrot soup

Try this Carrot Coconut Soup with Libby’s® Sliced Carrots plus creamy coconut milk and fresh thyme creating a vibrant taste of spring in a bowl.

Spiced Bisque

Spicy Sweet Pea Bisque

This isn’t your normal green split pea soup. If you want a bit of heat and loads of flavor, this Spicy Sweet Pea Bisque is the perfect blend of the spice and creaminess. Loaded with Libby’s® Naturals Sweet Peas, buttermilk, chili powder and Greek yogurt, prepare for your taste buds to fall in love.

Easy as 1-2-3

Ham and Corn Chowder Soup

A vibrant array of colors takes over this delicious Ham and Corn Chowder Soup. Preparing this chowder is very quick and simple, and the best part is it’s all cooked in one pot. So grab your Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn Pouch, some onions, garlic, carrots, celery and enjoy!

Try the recipes above and for more ideas visit Libby’s® Recipe Box.

National Soup Month: Three Winter Soup Recipes Everyone Will Love

It’s time to celebrate National Soup Month and warm up with the ultimate comfort food. Who doesn’t love a nice bowl of soup during the winter? It’s quite comforting after the holidays to spend time with family relaxing by the fire, while a big pot of soup is simmering on the stove filling your home with the amazing aroma of savory goodness. We’ve rounded up three winter soup recipes that everyone will love. Now gather up your ingredients and enjoy the smiles around the dinner table as you indulge in a few family favorites.

Throw Some Peas on It

Mini Pea Soup Bread Bowls

Now your family can have them both all-in-one. This Mini Pea Soup Bread Bowl incorporates both the savory taste of warm pea soup and fresh bakery rolls topped with a little bacon, for the bacon lovers.

Carrots and Apples, Oh My!

Roasted Carrot and Apple Soup

The aroma of Libby’s® Sliced Carrots along with apples and the other fresh ingredients in this hearty dish will have you wondering “where has this soup been all my life?” Your family will love this quick and healthy Roasted Carrot and Apple Soup for years to come.

Classic Twist

Southwest Chicken Soup

This savory chicken soup is a simple one-pot dish to fill your family’s winter soup craving. A bowl of this Southwest Chicken Soup will bring smiles to everyone’s face and leave them wanting more.

Ladle Up: National Soup Month

Winter is officially in full swing, and what better way to stay warm this season than by celebrating National Soup Month all January long!



Whether you’re partial to broth or bisque, we have delicious soup recipes that will serve up comforting goodness all month long. Simply mix in your favorite varieties of Libby’s® Canned Vegetables, with meat or beans (or both!), for an easy-to-make recipe that is full of flavor and nutrition. And, don’t forget a side of golden, crusty bread for dipping!

So, ladle up with your favorite bowl of soup and celebrate National Soup Month with your loved ones.


Slow & Delicious


Add some flavor to your chilly nights with Southwest Chicken Soup, made with Libby’s® Whole Kernel White Corn, roasted chicken, trio of beans, and a mix of spices. Combine and cook low and slow in a slow cooker until the flavors perfectly blend.

SW Chicken Soup


Veggie Chowder


This is a bowl of veggies the entire family will love. A delicious mix of creamy coconut milk, vegetable broth, and veggies including Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, makes this Zucchini Noodle Corn Chowder a seasonal must-have.

Zucchini Noodle Corn Chowder


Ladle of Spice


Spice up winter with a warm bowl of Spicy Sweet Pea Bisque made with Libby’s® Sweet Peas and chili powder for a kick. Nothing beats the warmth and creamy satisfaction of sweet pea soup on a snowy winter day.

Spicy Sweet Pea Bisque