Looking for leftover turkey recipes? Want to use up your Christmas ham? Try our best Christmas leftovers recipes for using up your Christmas turkey, ham, brussels sprouts and cheese. From turkey pie to blue cheese toasties, we’ve got plenty of recipes for Boxing Day and beyond.
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- Our Christmas leftovers recipes use up ingredients such as turkey, ham, sprouts and more
Leftover turkey recipes
Use the remains of a roast chicken or turkey to create this creamy 1-hour pie, perfect on a chilly day.
Use up leftover Christmas turkey in this nutritious and restorative ramen.
Check out our creamy cannelloni pasta recipe with turkey, sage and butternut squash. This epic leftovers idea will make an easy family dinner over the festive season.
Use up your Christmas dinner leftovers to make our ultimate toastie with turkey, stuffing and homemade bubble and squeak. Plus, we share the greatest toastie secret you'll ever learn...
Use up your leftover turkey to make our incredibly moreish tikka spiced naans with the sweetness of mango chutney and freshness of a simple pea relish. Perfect for a Boxing Day brunch.
This West Coast version of a deli sandwich uses smoked turkey rather than pastrami. Meaty leftovers from your Christmas food that are still lurking around after Boxing Day will work a treat.
Make your leftover turkey into indulgent fried party food for New Year's Eve. Buttermilk-fried turkey is a great alternative to chicken.
This is a good way of using up leftover turkey over the holidays – chicken or ham would work nicely as well. The chipotle paste and smoked paprika gives this a lovely smoky, but not too hot, chilli flavour.
Try these crispy turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage puffs for an easy festive canapé. This recipe makes 15 and is great for post-Christmas parties and to use up Christmas leftovers.
Try our recipe for healthy, high-in-protein turkey larb. Mince up your leftover turkey or use shredded pieces for a different texture. This turkey recipe is easy and makes for a quick fix midweek meal over the festive season.
This pie is a great way of using up leftover turkey and ham – two of the most festive meats. It might take a bit of effort but a raised pie is traditional and delicious, plus a great way of using up both meats in one go. It would go well on the Boxing Day buffet table alongside cheese and crackers.
Turn your turkey leftovers into an easy hot and zingy soup – ready in just 20 minutes. Chilli and soy make a great flavour base for a healthy yet hearty dish.
An easy way to use up any Christmas turkey leftovers, these turkey quesadillas make an easy snack or light lunch.
Leftover ham recipes
Packed with chunky ham and oozing mozzarella, this inventive twist on the traditional lasagne is a great way to use up leftover ham and feed a crowd. Try our lasagne recipes here.
Got ham or gammon to use up from the festive season? Check out our easy macaroni and cheese recipe with cooked ham, pickled onions and three types of cheese.
This ham, pickled pear and blue cheese salad is a great way to use up Christmas food leftovers on Boxing Day and beyond. It's an easy starter for four people, or a quick meal for two.
Check out this quick and easy grilled cheese sandwich, a super simple lunch idea for Boxing Day and great way to use up both ham and cheese.
Other Christmas leftover recipes
Got a load of blue cheese leftover? Instead of serving it with crackers, try sandwiching between slices of bread and toasting to make these moreish toasties. Serve with big mugs of soup for a warming dinner.
Use up your leftover potatoes from Christmas Day in this punchy recipe. Make this quick dish for an easy side at a festive get together with friends.
Check out our epic croquettes with leftover bread sauce and stuffing. These crispy balls are easy to make and perfect at keeping a hungry crowd happy over the festive season.
Do you have leftover cheese to use up? Make this lobster mac and cheese for an indulgent dinner between Christmas and New Year. The mac and cheese uses both gruyère and parmesan. The addition of sweet, rich lobster turns this into a luxurious treat which would be great for a New Year’s Eve celebration dinner.
This smoked haddock and ham gratin turns everyday ingredients into a really comforting dish that doesn't create lots of washing up. It's a great Boxing Day dish for using up Christmas leftovers.
A spicy parsnip soup is a real winter favourite and is perfect for a chilly Christmas evening when you want something quick and easy. Of course, any other leftover Christmas veg will work too.
A cheeseboard is a classic for Boxing Day. While you can never have too much cheese, it's difficult to get through it all. If you're in this situation, try making this mac 'n' cheese. Not only is it a great way to use up left over cheddar and parmesan, but also it will be sure to keep all the family happy between Boxing Day and New Year.
Here are some ideas for leftover sprouts, too...
Spruce up your leftover sprouts with our crispy bacon and caramelised onion hash topped with chilli fried eggs. This easy recipe will make a great dinner over the festive season in under 30 minutes.
Looking for ways to use up your leftover brussels sprouts? Check out this low calorie Italian-style brussels salad with crispy pancetta and toasted walnuts for a lighter dinner.
Who doesn't love bubble 'n' squeak? Give it a twist by adding pancetta and cooked chestnuts, sneak in some brussels sprouts and you've got yourself the perfect Boxing Day brunch.
Our chicken and shredded sprouts pie with butterbean mash is a healthy version of your favourite comfort food. Use up any leftovers brussels sprouts from Christmas dinner.