What to do with leftover turkey

How can I use up my leftover turkey? It’s a question that plagues us too – we want the best ways to make the most of this seasonal bird.

Discover how to use up leftover Christmas turkey and have a go at making one of these tasty recipes, including soups, stews and salads.

What to do with leftover turkey

Give turkey a new lease of life after Christmas Day with these 10 ideas for the leftovers.

1. Kale, turkey and lemon risotto – a speedy risotto recipe, ready in just 25 minutes.


2. Spicy turkey enchiladas – ultimate comfort food using shredded leftover turkey.


3. Turkey and white bean chilli – turkey sandwiches are not your only option, try our hearty white bean chilli instead.


4. Ham and turkey pie – a crowd-pleasing pie makes a great post Christmas dinner.


5. Sausage and turkey stew –got leftover sausages too? Use them in this turkey stew that serves 8-10 people.


6. Turkey pasties –  you can use leftover turkey, sprouts and stuffing in these easy-to-make pasties.


7. Turkey winter salad – time for a salad after all that indulging? This one has leftover crispy roast potatoes in it too.


8. Turkey, leek and blue cheese mashed potato pie – an easy throw-it-all-together dinner recipe idea.


9. Leftover turkey and chorizo stew with chickpeas – add some spice to dinner with a Mediterranean idea to use up leftover turkey.


10. Noodle soup – you can use any leftover veggies you have in this comforting soup recipe.


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