Make the most of those Sunday lunch leftovers with our creative recipes for meals to come. Add some roast chicken, beef or pork to a fresh salad or pasta dish. See our recipes below for some inventive ideas.
Looking for more dinner inspiration? See ideas for leftover chicken, leftover lamb and leftover ham including pies, curries and more. Need to use up some extra veggies? See our leftover veg recipes with plenty of soups and salads.
Roast dinner leftovers recipes
Save time by using shop-bought pastry to make this cosy classic, filled with thick-cut ham, leeks, chicken thigh fillets and a creamy white sauce.
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.
Use up your leftover chicken in this quick, nutritious pilaf. Ours is coloured with turmeric and comes packed with baby spinach and coriander.
Toss lamb neck in chipotle chilli, oregano and spices to add a smoky punch to this hearty leftover lamb stew idea.
This smoked haddock and ham gratin turns everyday ingredients into a really comforting dish, perfect for Christmas leftovers for the whole family to enjoy.
This recipe for tarragon and lemon roast chicken tagliatelle is quick and easy to make and tastes great – perfect for a midweek meal.
An easy way to use up any turkey leftovers, these turkey quesadillas are delicious and couldn’t be easier to make for a lunch or snack. Add fresh coriander, red onion, tomato and chilli, grate over some cheese and cook until warmed through.
Shred any leftover chicken together with avocado, lime and mayonnaise and stuff into these warming arepas, making the perfect savoury snack.
Check out our tender lamb bhuna recipe. This juicy curry recipe is easy to make and packed with plenty of flavour. Plus, it’s low in calories too.
This Southeast Asian noodle salad has a delicious spicy and sweet peanut dressing and is a great way of using up leftover chicken. Tamarind paste is sold in most major supermarkets in the Asian or spices section.
Check out this clever mash up using roast dinner leftovers all bundled into one flaky pie, a super easy and comforting family meal.
Try our lamb naanwich recipe, it’s a super quick and easy spicy dinner, ready on the table in 30 minutes and a simple way to use up leftover lamb.
Cooked ham is an unlikely but common ingredient in Chinese cooking. Try it in this easy flavour-packed stir fry for two with spring greens and chilli – either use some leftover ham from a roast or buy a couple of slices of thick-cut from the deli counter.
This Catalan roast chicken, potato and pepper salad is quick and easy to make and a great way to use Jersey Royals.
Give your midweek meal a healthy lift with our 15-minute shredded chicken salad with juicy pineapple and crunchy cucumber.
Banh-mi is a Vietnamese stuffed baguette – banh means bread and mi, wheat. This version is packed with delicious flavours and looks fantastic with so many colourful ingredients. It’s perfect for summer. If you like this, you might want to check out some of our other vietnamese recipes.
This is a good way of using up cooked meat 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.
These pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés.