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Leftover Storage Tips
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The Mr. Food Test Kitchen shares their own food safety and refrigerator leftover storage tips! This easy-to-read chart ensures your own holiday leftovers will be wrapped and put away to be safely enjoyed a second time.
What to Do
- No food should be allowed to sit out at room temperature for more than two hours (see Note).
- Place food into shallow containers, divvying leftovers into smaller or personal-sized portions, and immediately put in the refrigerator or freezer for rapid cooling.
- Foods must be kept covered in a refrigerator at the proper safe temperature zone of 38 to 40 degrees F.
|PRODUCT||REFRIGERATOR STORAGE TIMES|
|Ham, fully cooked||3 to 4 days|
|Turkey, fully cooked||2 days|
|Cooked meat & meat casseroles||3 to 4 days|
|Gravy & meat broth||1 to 2 days|
|Cooked poultry casseroles||3 to 4 days|
|Poultry pieces, plain||3 to 4 days|
|Poultry pieces in broth or gravy||1 to 2 days|
|Pizza, cooked||3 to 4 days|
|Stuffing, cooked, outside a bird||1 to 2 days|
|Cold-cut trays||3 days|
|Mashed potatoes||1 to 2 days|
|Cranberry sauce||7 days|
|Sweet potatoes, cooked||7 days|
|Pumpkin Pie||2 to 3 days|
|Eggnog||4 to 5 days after “Sell by” date|
This guide refers to a total of two hours during a food’s lifetime, and doesn’t mean two hours every time you take it out of the refrigerator. And, of course, if you have any doubt about whether or not a food is still fresh and safe to eat: Be safe and throw it out.
For a great way to use leftovers, try our Ham Frittata. It's so yummy, nobody'll know it was made with leftovers!
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