Christmas leftover recipes

Be wise to wastage and turn your leftover turkey and ham cold cuts and potatoes into truly delicious post-Christmas dinners.

Take a look at our Boxing Day buffet ideas, too, as that’s another excellent way to make the most of what you’ve got left.

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Ham, stilton and leek suet pudding

Christmas leftover recipes

Ham, stilton and leek suet pudding

Use up Christmas leftovers in this suet pudding recipe made with cooked ham, stilton and...

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Roast brussels sprouts with caramelised onions and baked eggs

Brussels sprouts recipes

Roast brussels sprouts with caramelised onions and baked...

Roast brussels sprouts become a brunch dish extraordinaire with caramelised onions, smoked paprika, dill and...

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Jalapeño, bacon and crispy potato frittata

Frittata recipes

Jalapeño, bacon and crispy potato frittata

A great way to use up roast potatoes, our Mexican-inspired frittata – with salty bacon...

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Rustic ham, potato and pea pie

Pie recipes

Rustic ham, potato and pea pie

Use leftover gammon, or shop-bought honey-roast ham, in this gorgeous shortcrust pastry pie made with...

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Sweet potato, red pepper and turkey enchiladas

Sweet potato recipes

Sweet potato, red pepper and turkey enchiladas

Use up leftover turkey and cheese in these easy enchiladas. They make a fun Friday...

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Christmas cheese toastie

Toastie recipes

Christmas cheese toastie

”Once this is on your plate, winter can do its worst… Light the fire, pour...

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Ham hock terrine

Christmas starter recipes

Ham hock terrine

This stunning terrine is a great way to use up leftover Boxing Day ham, as...

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Potted ham

Christmas leftover recipes

Potted ham

”Potting meat and fish is 
a great way of using up those unappetising ends of...

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Aladdin tipsy cake

Bundt cake recipes

Aladdin tipsy cake

”This recipe takes its name from the well-known Arabic folk tale and essentially makes new...

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Spiced turkey rice

Turkey recipes

Spiced turkey rice

Use your Christmas leftovers for this super-speedy spiced turkey rice

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Ultimate Christmas leftover sandwich

Christmas leftover recipes

Ultimate Christmas leftover sandwich

Sighing at what’s leftover from your Christmas feasting? This quick recipe makes ingenious use of...

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Parsnip and carrot dhal

Christmas leftover recipes

Parsnip and carrot dhal

Our twist on a traditional Indian dish includes seasonal parsnips and carrots. This vegetarian recipe...

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Individual stilton cauliflower cheeses

Cauliflower recipes

Individual stilton cauliflower cheeses

Don’t throw away your leftover Christmas stilton, turn it into individual cauliflower cheeses topped with...

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Quick ham carbonara

Carbonara recipes

Quick ham carbonara

Use leftover ham in this quick and wickedly decadent carbonara recipe. The dish takes just...

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Spicy turkey enchiladas

Turkey recipes

Spicy turkey enchiladas

Turn leftover turkey into this comforting and quick-to-make enchilada recipe.

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Quick kale, turkey and lemon risotto

Turkey recipes

Quick kale, turkey and lemon risotto

Make leftover turkey the star of another dinner, with kale and fresh lemon, in this...

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Black pudding bubble and squeak cakes with eggs and quick hollandaise

Christmas leftover recipes

Black pudding bubble and squeak cakes with eggs...

Bubble and squeak is certified comfort food – the addition of black pudding, hollandaise and...

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Ham, fresh fennel slaw and spicy avocado wraps

Dinner inspiration in 20 minutes

Ham, fresh fennel slaw and spicy avocado wraps

Move over ham sandwich, there’s a new lunch in town. This one combines fresh fennel...

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Turkey and chorizo stew with chickpeas

Christmas leftover recipes

Turkey and chorizo stew with chickpeas

if you’re struggling to figure out what to do with leftover turkey, this stew recipe...

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Leek and ham hock gratin with rösti topping

Leek recipes

Leek and ham hock gratin with rösti topping

This leek and ham hock gratin recipe is comforting, creamy and super easy to make.

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Shredded ham, kale and pasta soup

Winter soup recipes

Shredded ham, kale and pasta soup

Use leftover Christmas ham (or shop-bought ham hock) to make this simple and comforting ham,...

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Middle Eastern-style brussels sprout salad

Brussels sprouts recipes

Middle Eastern-style brussels sprout salad

Try something different with this brussels sprout recipe; served cold as a salad with Middle...

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Turkey, sprout and stuffing pasties

Christmas leftover recipes

Turkey, sprout and stuffing pasties

It’s a rare person who doesn’t love a pasty – especially these. A nifty recipe...

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Ham, chestnut and bread sauce soufflé

Christmas leftover recipes

Ham, chestnut and bread sauce soufflé

This is one of those recipes that’s bound to impress and they use up Christmas...

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