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Christmas leftovers recipes

41 Recipes

Tasty ways to use up your turkey and trimmings.

Zabaglione trifle slice

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(15 ratings)
This dish is inspired by trifle and tiramisu, taking some of the best elements of each
1 hour and 30 minutes
Moderately easy

Christmas pudding strudel

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(2 ratings)
Give your Christmas pud leftovers a second life with this easy strudel recipe
35 minutes
Easy

Turkey chilli & rice tacos

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(2 ratings)
These Mexican corn tortilla shells are filled with chilli con carne made with healthy and thrifty turkey mince
40 minutes
Easy

Turkey & parsnip curry

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(13 ratings)
This post-Christmas curry is full of flavour and so easy to make - even better, it's all cooked in one pan, so there's very little washing up
50 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Panettone pudding

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(57 ratings)
This is a posh version of bread and butter pudding, rich with cream and vanilla - great for using up any excess Christmas panettone
45 minutes
Easy

Melting nachos with shredded gammon

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(3 ratings)
A Mexican sharing dish of cheesy tortillas for friends and family, a great way to use up leftover ham or gammon
15 minutes
Easy

Stilton & cranberry toastie

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(1 ratings)
A toasted sandwich is a great way to use up cheeseboard leftovers and makes a delicious and thrifty lunch
15 minutes
Easy

Turkey & spring onion wraps

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(3 ratings)
Give yourself a low-fat treat with these super-quick sandwich tortillas - a fab way of using up leftover turkey
5 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Four & twenty chicken & ham pie

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(5 ratings)
There aren't any blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress with its layers of nuts, fruit, chicken and gammon
2 hours and 15 minutes
For the keen cook

Pea & ham soup

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(9 ratings)
A meaty and vibrant soup that's great for using up festive ham leftovers or as a comforting storecupboard soup
25 minutes
Easy

Marzipan & mincemeat apples

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(2 ratings)
With only four ingredients, this is a great use for leftover mincemeat
25 minutes
Easy

Moroccan turkey salad

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Use up abundant roast meat in a healthy salad with aubergine, tomatoes, pomegranate and mint
35 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Quick plum crumble

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Cheat your way towards a baked fruity warmer by using leftover Madeira sponge cake as the topping to a juicy pud
40 minutes
Easy

Choc & ginger dippers

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Have some leftover gingerbread dough? Bake it into biscuit fingers for dunking into hot drinks after a meal
7 minutes
Easy

Red cabbage & potato hash

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With abundant brassicas, there's often leftovers - create a hash brown-like breakfast dotted with apple and walnut
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

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