Looking for leftover turkey recipes and post-Christmas inspiration? Want the best Christmas leftovers ideas? Don't let any spectacular sides or marvellous mains go to waste. Cut down on cost by whipping up a wholesome turkey soup or crowd-pleasing pie with our simple and satisfying recipe ideas.


Try our ideas below, then try our leftover ham recipes, Christmas leftover salad recipes and Christmas sandwich recipes to make the most of your Christmas meal. For a change from turkey, discover our pheasant recipes.

Easy leftover turkey recipes

Leftover roast turkey pie

Use the remains of a roast chicken or turkey to create this creamy one-hour pie, perfect for a chilly day.


Turkey curry

Turkey is delicately flavoured with coconut and ginger in this family curry dish.

Leftover turkey curry in a bowl next to rice and naans

Turkey ramen

Make your Christmas turkey last in this nutritious and restorative ramen.

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Turkey soup

Cut down on food waste by using up leftover turkey to make this nourishing winter soup, packed with carrots, celery and pearl barley. Serve with buttered crusty bread.

Turkey soup in a bowl and saucepan with bread slices

Turkey and ham pie

What better way to use up your Christmas turkey leftovers? This meaty, creamy turkey and ham pie is made with shop-bought puff pastry to make life a little easier.

A whole golden-crusted meat pie, with a plate of pie and green vegetables to one side

Leftover Christmas toastie

Use up your Christmas dinner leftovers in our ultimate toastie with turkey, stuffing and homemade bubble and squeak.

Christmas Toastie Recipe

Leftover turkey ramen noodles

Transform left-over Christmas turkey into a cosy bowl of ramen, complete with ginger-spiked broth, thick noodles and fresh coriander.

A white bowl filled with ramen noodles with chopsticks on top

Leftover turkey sandwich

Turn your leftovers into the ultimate Boxing Day sandwich. This tempting tower layers up slices of turkey with breaded stuffing croquette, sweet pickled veggies and crunchy scratchings. Housed between layers of thick focaccia, this really is a merry mouthful!

Layered turkey and leftovers sandwich

Turkey sage cannelloni

Check out our creamy cannelloni pasta recipe with turkey, sage and butternut squash. This epic leftovers idea will make an easy family dinner while making the most of leftovers.

Turkey Cannelloni Recipe with Sage

Loaded spiced turkey naan

Turn any leftover turkey into these incredibly moreish tikka-spiced naans, with sweet mango chutney and fresh pea relish. Perfect for a Boxing Day brunch.

Naan Bread with Turkey and Pea Relish Recipe

Leftover turkey toastie

This West Coast version of a deli sandwich uses smoked turkey rather than pastrami. Meaty leftovers from your Christmas feast that are still lurking around after Boxing Day will work a treat.

California Grilled Reuben Recipe

Buttermilk fried turkey

Make your leftover turkey last with these indulgent buttermilk fried turkey strips, making a great alternative to chicken.

Deep Fried Turkey Recipe

Turkey chilli bean stew

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.

Turkey Chilli Recipe

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage puffs

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 or using up Christmas leftovers.

Turkey Sausage Puff Pastry With Stuffing and Cranberry

Turkey larb

Try our recipe for healthy, high-protein turkey larb. Mince 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.

Turkey Larb Recipe

Turkey and ham raised pie

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.

Turkey And Ham Pie Recipe

Hot and sour turkey soup

Turn your turkey leftovers into an easy hot and zingy soup that's ready in just 20 minutes. Chilli and soy make a great flavour base for a healthy yet hearty dish.

Asian Hot And Sour Turkey Soup Recipe

Shredded turkey quesadillas

An easy way to use up any Christmas turkey leftovers, these turkey quesadillas make a simple snack or light lunch.

Shredded Turkey Quesadillas Recipe

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