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Christmas leftovers recipes

60 Recipes

Tasty ways to use up your turkey and trimmings.

Festive stuffed chicken

5

(1 rating)

Use leftover ingredients from Christmas including Boursin cheese, cranberry jelly and stuffing in this festive dish. Ideal for casual entertaining
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Brown rice canapé bowl

0

(0 ratings)

Leftover canapés at Christmas? No problem. Pile them on top of the brown rice and veg in this low-fat, low-calorie, quick and easy lunch or supper dish
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Spicy turkey noodles

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(0 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

Sprout & spinach baked eggs

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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

4.375

(2 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

Baked potato skins with brie & truffle

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(0 ratings)

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

Pickled red cabbage with walnuts & apple

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(0 ratings)

Serve this festive pickled red cabbage with cold cuts and sausage rolls on Boxing Day and beyond. It also makes a fantastic side dish for Christmas Day
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Moroccan-spiced turkey pie

5

(4 ratings)

Transform leftover turkey in this spiced filo pastry parcel, inspired by a Moroccan pastilla - a perfect main course for Boxing Day
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Turkey ramen

5

(1 rating)

A different way to use leftover turkey. Add leftover gravy too to add extra rich, meaty flavour to this warming broth with noodles, dried shiitake and eggs
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate sundaes with pear & Christmas pud

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(0 ratings)

Use up leftover Christmas pudding or cake with these decadent, boozy sundaes, drizzled with a chocolate orange sauce and finished with toasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Crunchy almond panettone French toast

2.5

(1 rating)

If you're wondering what to do with your panettone leftovers, we've got the answer. It makes wonderful French toast as well as bread & butter pudding...
  • 23 mins
  • Easy

Turkey minestrone

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(0 ratings)

A warm and comforting turkey soup recipe to put your Christmas leftovers to good use. Easy to prepare and low fat, this soup is a perfect post-Christmas pick me up
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Brie, apple & onion tart

4.375

(4 ratings)

Apples and cheese make perfect partners in this puff pastry tart, ideal for using up the remnants of a cheeseboard or leftover cranberry sauce - serve hot or cold for a Boxing Day buffet
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Orange, fennel & wild rice salad

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(0 ratings)

Use up leftover roasted veg from Christmas dinner, nuts and citrus fruits in this light, bright and fresh rice salad - perfect for a Boxing Day buffet
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fruity turkey tagine

4.75

(5 ratings)

Freshen up Christmas leftovers of turkey, carrots and parsnips with ras el hanout in this sweet and spicy Moroccan stew
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Turkey bubble & squeak

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(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

Christmas cake soufflés

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Turn leftover fruitcake or Christmas pudding into these individual hot desserts, served with warm caramel sauce to pour into each pot
  • 35 mins
  • More effort

Cranberry, sprout & pecan pilaf

5

(6 ratings)

This Persian inspired spiced rice dish makes a hearty vegetarian main, a side dish to roast meats, or an attractive addition to a Boxing Day buffet
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Jumbo turkey samosas

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Use up leftover cooked potatoes and turkey in these spiced filo pastry parcels, then serve with tangy mango chutney
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Ham & veg crumble

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Ham and root vegetables are coated in a creamy mustard and crème fraîche sauce, then topped with savoury crumble in this winter bake
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Winter apple & squash panzanella

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(0 ratings)

Give the classic Italian tomato and stale bread salad a seasonal twist with hazelnuts, cranberries, squash and apple
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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