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Christmas leftovers recipes

Use up your Christmas dinner leftovers, including turkey and all the trimmings. From stir-fries to pies, these recipes are packed with festive flavour.

7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
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
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14 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use up the Christmas leftovers to make this hearty, deep-filled turkey and ham pie. You could use shop-bought pastry but nothing beats homemade

1 hr and 55 mins
More effort
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
5 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Use up your leftover red cabbage and cauliflower at Christmas to make this easy dhal with coconut. It's satisfying, healthy and full of nutrients 

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this turkey cobb salad as a healthy party platter to use up Christmas leftovers. It's full of vibrant flavours like pancetta, avocado, eggs, chicory and tomatoes

37 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give your leftover Christmas veg a healthy makeover with this meal in a bowl. Packed with lentils, spinach and herbs, it's filling and flavourful. Try it with carrots or parsnips 

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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
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
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this tasty cheese and garlic loaf to use up leftover cheddar and parmesan. It makes a great savoury snack, or an easy lunch with cold meats

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Reduce food waste by using your leftover Christmas turkey to make stock – it’s great in our Asian-inspired pho noodle soup, full of fresh flavours

10 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up your leftover Christmas Brussels sprouts in this comforting pasta recipe. The dish is healthy and low in calories, making it ideal after those festive indulgences

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
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 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
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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Transform leftover turkey in this spiced filo pastry parcel, inspired by a Moroccan pastilla - a perfect main course for Boxing Day

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
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
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make this comforting Bombay potato omelette as an easy lunch or simple supper. To serve, top with a drizzle of yogurt or raita and some chilli sauce 

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
17 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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