You prepared an extravagant Christmas feast that your family and guests enjoyed, but now you have with more leftovers than you know what to do with. If your fridge is looking precariously packed to you, worry not (and don’t be quick to bin these leftovers)! There are ways you can turn your Christmas Day leftovers into meals that are just as tasty as if they were prepared fresh.
Make use of your leftover Christmas roast turkey with this creamy turkey fricassee recipe. This easy, no-fuss meal can be ready in as little as twenty minutes, with ingredients you’ll already have, like mushrooms and chicken stock. This turkey dish can be served with pasta, mash or rice.
Veggie Traybake with Cranberry and Brie
Got a lot of leftover roast veg on hand from Christmas Day? Whether it’s potatoes, carrots or parsnips, throw it all into one pan to create this festive, colourful and flavourful veggie traybake. Leftover cranberry sauce gives this dish a sweet touch, while brie gives it a creamy texture. This dish is perfect for any vegetarians out there too. Even the brie can be modified to suit vegan tastes.
Red Cabbage, Cauliflower and Coconut Dhal
Another vegetarian and vegan-friendly dish (but also delicious for anyone else), this dhal dish uses up your leftover red cabbage and cauliflower from Christmas Day, plus features coconut for a unique flavour. This dish is packed with protein, and is sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Turkey and Ham Pie
Use up the last of your Christmas roast turkey and Christmas ham with this melt-in-your-mouth turkey and ham pie recipe. Shop-bought puff pastry makes this recipe a breeze to make, while the filling is both meaty and creamy. Your family will love this savoury pie!
This quick, no-cook remoulade recipe is easy to make, but oh-so-delicious. Give life to your leftover brussels sprouts by mixing them with mayonnaise, crème fraîche, mustard, lemon juice and parsley. This makes a great dish to serve at a Boxing Day buffet.
Bubble and Squeak with Chestnuts
One of the best ways to use up leftover Christmas veg – especially brussels sprouts, cabbage and potatoes – is by frying it up and turning it into bubble and squeak. This recipe adds a posh twist to classic bubble and squeak, with the addition of pancetta and cooked chestnuts, making this a wonderful addition to a Boxing Day meal.
Ultimate Christmas Leftover Sandwich
Get the quintessential taste of Christmas in one delicious sandwich with this recipe. Utilising everything from the remains of your Christmas cheeseboard, the leftover bits of roast turkey stuffing and even the last spoonfuls of gravy and cranberry sauce, this packrd sandwich is sure to leave you satisfied. This makes for a great post-Christmas lunch.
This affogato recipe makes use of leftover Christmas pudding (if you haven’t gotten to polishing it all off already!). Espresso, vanilla ice cream, amaretti biscuits and forty-five seconds of your time are all you’ll need for this simple, but tasty dessert.
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