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. Whip up a wholesome turkey soup or crowd-pleasing pie. Try our ideas below, then try our leftover ham recipes and Christmas sandwich recipes.
Easy leftover turkey recipes
Use the remains of a roast chicken or turkey to create this creamy one-hour pie, perfect for 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 leftover turkey in this nourishing winter soup, packed with carrots, celery and pearl barley. Serve with buttered crusty bread.
Use up your Christmas dinner leftovers in 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 sweet mango chutney and fresh 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 feast 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 or using up Christmas leftovers.
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.
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 that’s 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 a simple snack or light lunch.