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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.
Boxing Day buffet menu
This simple vegetarian starter is perfect for a lunch party or as part of a Boxing Day buffet.
Crunchy coleslaw makes an ideal side to a main meal such as glazed ham, or sits perfectly within a buffet.
This glazed ham recipe is an ideal dish for a buffet or for Boxing Day. Get ahead and cook this on Christmas Eve.
The perfect Boxing Day ham. This sweet and savoury combination is a modern classic.
Use the leftover sausagement stuffing from Christmas Day for these moreish sausage balls.
Cheap and cheerful, this Asian-inspired recipe gives a healthy helping of meat and veg on one stick.
This salmon dish makes an impressive buffet centrepiece for Christmas time.
These vegetarian tarts are great for a light lunch, as a starter, or as part of a buffet.
This bread recipe, laced with herby garlic butter, is a bit special. Use this vegetarian side dish to soak up sauces.
These scrummy scones can be served on their own as a snack or as part of a buffet or party food selection.
This is a great starter or buffet item for a large gathering as it can be made in advance.
This easy-to-make pea shoot and sprout salad dish is perfect as part of a buffet. It's also great for vegetarians.
This classic egg and bacon pie is easy to make and ideal for a light lunch or as part of a buffet.
The combination of beetroot and cabbage makes a great alternative to the classic coleslaw recipe, ideal for a buffet or side dish.
Using an entire poached chicken ensures the coronation stays wonderfully moist and moreish.
The addition of potatoes in this up-styled waldorf salad makes for a more substantial dish.
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
This potato pie is a great opportunity to use up leftover turkey from Christmas lunch.
This easy pie recipe works really well with any leftover turkey.
A more sophisticated and enticing dish than turkey curry, this casserole recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas turkey.
Use up any turkey leftovers to make this gorgeous easy supper.
Make the most of the Christmas turkey leftovers with this easy snack recipe.
You'll never get tired of leftovers with this succotash turkey bake recipe up your sleeve.
Keep lunch simple with this delicious club sandwich.
Turn leftover vegetables into a satisfying supper with this clever recipe for bubble and squeak cakes.
Transform leftover ham into delicious röstis for an easy post-Christmas lunch or dinner.
This smoked salmon tart is a great way to use up Christmas leftovers.
Keep the festive spirit going with these delightful chilled treats made from leftover Christmas cake and nuts.
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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