An easy Boxing Day menu

A Boxing Day menu should be fast, light and still full of festive flavours. Choose from our buffet recipes and put on a spread for a full house, or make those Christmas dinner leftovers go further with these great recipes. 

An easy Boxing Day menu

 

 


Boxing Day buffet menu

Caramelised onion tart

Caramelised onion tart

This simple vegetarian starter is perfect for a lunch party or as part of a Boxing Day buffet.

Coleslaw

Coleslaw

Crunchy coleslaw makes an ideal side to a main meal such as glazed ham, or sits perfectly within a buffet.

Glazed ham

Glazed ham

This glazed ham recipe is an ideal dish for a buffet or for Boxing Day. Get ahead and cook this on Christmas Eve.

Cola ham

Cola ham

The perfect Boxing Day ham. This sweet and savoury combination is a modern classic.

Sausage stuffing balls

Sausage stuffing balls

Use the leftover sausagement stuffing from Christmas Day for these moreish sausage balls.

Turkey and aubergine satay skewers

Turkey and aubergine satay skewers

Cheap and cheerful, this Asian-inspired recipe gives a healthy helping of meat and veg on one stick.

Salmon Wellington

Salmon Wellington

This salmon dish makes an impressive buffet centrepiece for Christmas time.

Creamy mushroom filo tartlets

Creamy mushroom filo tartlets

These cute vegetarian tarts are great for a light lunch, as a starter, or as part of a buffet.

Crispy garlic butter loaf

Crispy garlic butter loaf

This bread recipe, laced with herby garlic butter, is a bit special. Use this vegetarian side dish to soak up sauces.

Spring onion and bacon scones with cress, cheese and chutney

Spring onion and bacon scones with cress, cheese and chutney

These scrummy scones can be served on their own as a snack or as part of a buffet or party food selection.

Ham hock terrine

Ham hock terrine

This is a great starter or buffet item for a large gathering as it can be made in advance.

Pea shoot and sprout salad

Pea shoot and sprout salad

This easy-to-make pea shoot and sprout salad dish is perfect as part of a buffet. It's also great for vegetarians.

Cornish bacon and egg savoury pie

Cornish bacon and egg savoury pie

This classic egg and bacon pie is easy to make and ideal for a light lunch or as part of a buffet.

Beetroot and cabbage coleslaw

Beetroot and cabbage coleslaw

The combination of beetroot and cabbage makes a great alternative to the classic coleslaw recipe, ideal for a buffet or side dish.

Coronation chicken with mango and lime

Coronation chicken with mango and lime

Using an entire poached chicken ensures the coronation stays wonderfully moist and moreish.

Waldorf potato salad

Waldorf potato salad

The addition of potatoes in this up-styled waldorf salad makes for a more substantial dish.

Watercress and piccalilli salad

Watercress and piccalilli salad

This is a salad inspired by, rather than true to the notion of, piccalilli. It goes well with any terrine or pâté, as well as cold meats or smoked fish.

 


Christmas leftover recipes

Turkey, leek and blue cheese mashed potato pie

Turkey, leek and blue cheese mashed potato pie

This potato pie is a great opportunity to use up leftover turkey from Christmas lunch.

Turkey and Stilton pie

Turkey and Stilton pie

This easy pie recipe works really well with any leftover turkey.

Turkey and squash casserole

Turkey and squash casserole

A more sophisticated and enticing dish than turkey curry, this casserole recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas turkey.

Creamy turkey turnovers

Creamy turkey turnovers

Use up any turkey leftovers to make this gorgeous easy supper.

Winter turkey coleslaw in a warm Parmesan baguette

Winter turkey coleslaw in a warm Parmesan baguette

Make the most of the Christmas turkey leftovers with this easy snack recipe.

Succotash turkey bake

Succotash turkey bake

You'll never get tired of leftovers with this succotash turkey bake recipe up your sleeve.

Italian turkey club sandwich

Italian turkey club sandwich

Keep lunch simple with this delicious club sandwich.

Bubble and squeak cakes with ham and avocado

Bubble and squeak cakes with ham and avocado

Turn leftover vegetables into a satisfying supper with this clever recipe for bubble and squeak cakes.

Potato and Christmas ham rösti

Potato and Christmas ham rösti

Transform leftover ham into delicious röstis for an easy post-Christmas lunch or dinner.

Smoked salmon pizza tart

Smoked salmon pizza tart

This smoked salmon tart is a great way to use up Christmas leftovers.

Boxing Day fridge cake

Boxing Day fridge cake

Keep the festive spirit going with these delightful chilled treats made from leftover Christmas cake and nuts.

Christmas pancakes

Christmas pancakes

Stuck for ideas of what to do with Christmas pud leftovers? Give them a new lease of life with this inventive dessert.

 

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