Leftover turkey fricassee served with pasta

Boxing Day 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.

11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make this hearty squash pie to serve as an alternative vegetarian Christmas centrepiece. It's festive and contains plenty of herby flavour

2 hrs and 40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
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6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Balance out an oily fish, such as salmon, with homemade pickled cranberries. They also add a fun, Christmassy feel to the dish

45 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star 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
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs
More effort
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this German-inspired side dish of potato and beetroot with cold ham or roast lamb. It also works as a flavour-packed main course in its own right

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This easy pie has all the best bits from Christmas dinner in one: turkey, stuffing, sausage and roasties. Bake until golden brown and tuck in!

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
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