Squash and butter bean pie with slice taken out

Boxing Day recipes

65 Recipes

Whether it's a stunning ham centrepiece or a mash-up of Christmas leftovers, we've got a selection of Boxing Day recipes to impress family and friends.

Squash, winter herb & crispy butter bean pie

4.285715

(7 ratings)

Make this hearty squash pie to serve as an alternative vegetarian Christmas centrepiece. It's festive and contains plenty of herby flavour...
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sprout remoulade

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Liven up leftover sprouts by making an easy remoulade with mayonnaise, lemon, crème fraîche, mustard and parsley. Great for a Boxing Day buffet
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ham & crackling

5

(6 ratings)

Cook this festive ham up to three days ahead and keep it covered in the fridge (and the crackling, in an airtight container) to save on stress when entertaining
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Cheesy stuffed pancakes

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Use cheeseboard leftovers to make these cheesy pancakes. They're great for Boxing Day or a New Year’s Day brunch, and you can make them with just five ingredients...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Leftover turkey fricassee

5

(2 ratings)

Make the most of leftover roast turkey with this creamy fricassee. It's delicious served with potatoes or pasta, and ideal for using up turkey from Christmas dinner...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Sprout, comté & walnut tart

5

(3 ratings)

Make the most of seasonal sprouts this winter with this tasty tart. It combines comté cheese and walnuts in a wonderful spelt and pumpkin seed pastry case
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Black bean tortilla with salsa

3.75

(12 ratings)

Make this frittata for a quick, easy and healthy lunch option, making the most of storecupboard ingredients and packing in three of your 5-a-day
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bubble & squeak Boxing Day brunch

4

(1 rating)

Rustle up this vegan bubble & squeak brunch with the veggie leftovers from your Christmas Day dinner. Perfect for a lazy start to Boxing Day
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Brussels sprouts pad Thai

4.3

(10 ratings)

Vegans will love this pad Thai that you can make on Boxing Day to use up leftover Brussels sprouts. You could also cook the dish using fresh sprouts
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Croque madame traybake

5

(1 rating)

Take a ham and cheese toastie to the next level with this croque madame traybake, ideal for brunch – and you can make the white sauce a day or two ahead of time...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

All-the-trimmings traybake

4.5

(10 ratings)

Enjoy the best of Christmas in a traybake. A perfect Boxing Day feast for using up leftovers like potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sprouts and pigs-in-blankets
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Sprout, black pudding & apple röstis

3.75

(4 ratings)

Make tasty potato röstis with apple, Brussels sprouts and black pudding. Cumin and garlic boost the flavour for a tasty side dish, supper, or brunch
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Marmalade, ginger & star anise baked ham

0

(0 ratings)

Bake a gammon joint with a marmalade, ginger and star anise glaze for a centrepiece main course. It's ideal at Christmas time or for Sunday lunch...
  • 3 hours
  • More effort

Spicy turkey noodles

5

(2 ratings)

Use up your turkey leftovers at Christmas to whip up our spicy turkey stir-fry. Or you could swap meat for Brussels sprouts to make a veggie alternative
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Baked potato skins with brie & truffle

5

(1 rating)

Use up leftover roast potatoes on Boxing Day and make luxury potato skins with brie and truffle. The latter is optional, but Christmas is a time to indulge
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Sour cherry & marzipan chrysanthemum pastry

5

(1 rating)

Serve this stunning cherry and marzipan dessert warm with clotted cream or crème fraîche. Any leftovers can be reheated as a breakfast pastry
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Klump

0

(0 ratings)

Try this German-inspired dish, packed with potatoes, bacon, pears and kale. It's a great way to get through leftovers – swap the bacon for ham if preferred...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Refried roasties

5

(4 ratings)

Use up potatoes left over from Christmas and make these refried roasties with pickled onions and thyme. Ideal for a Boxing Day buffet
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sprout & spinach baked eggs

3

(3 ratings)

Wondering what to do with leftover Brussels sprouts after Christmas? Rustle up these nutritious, delicious baked eggs for a reinvigorating Boxing Day brunch
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheeseboard macaroni cheese

4.23077

(13 ratings)

What better way to use up your cheeseboard after a dinner party than with a creamy mac 'n' cheese supper? Easy comfort food for a busy weeknight...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Turkey bubble & squeak

0

(0 ratings)

This easy turkey recipe from Joe Wicks uses up leftover meat and veg from Christmas. It’s lean too, meaning you can get an early start on the New Year new you!...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Potted salmon rillette

5

(1 rating)

This delicious starter is similar to a pâté, made with smoked salmon, cream cheese and horseradish for a kick - serve on crackers or toast
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

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