Delicious Christmas Leftovers Recipes

Christmas Leftovers RecipesMy Delicious Christmas Leftovers Recipes mean there’s no excuse not to use up your leftovers anymore! While it’s great to freeze what you can, there’s always a risk of things getting ‘lost’ in the freezer and resurfacing when it’s far too late to use them. These recipes mean that even the last little bits of your favourite Christmas turkey, ham or chicken will get used up with very little effort – and no one will complain about leftovers ever again!

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It’s easy to use up the first of the Christmas leftovers. There’s the long looked forward to Christmas night turkey sandwich, the grilled ham and cheese and here in England there’s the Ploughman’s platter with slices of meat, cheese and chutney. However when the lovely thick slices of cold cuts are gone, what to do with the little bits and pieces that are left behind? My delicious Christmas Leftovers Recipes are the solution.

Christmas Leftovers Recipes

Christmas Leftovers Recipes

Use up leftover turkey, ham or both in this Easy and Delicious Christmas Leftovers Dish.

Leftovers Casserole
It’s easy to whip up my Wonderful Leftovers Casserole using a package of ready made stuffing. It’s also a great way to use up your own homemade stuffing. You can substitute turkey or ham (or both) for the chicken in this dish and use your leftover vegetables too.

You can make stir fries with leftover meat, provided you are careful to add it at the very last minute so it just heats through and doesn’t overcook. My easy recipe for Leftover Turkey and Almond Stir Fry shows you how!

Coronation Chicken Salad
Fancy something light? Use leftover turkey instead of chicken in my tasty Coronation Chicken Salad.

More ideas for leftover ham:

Stir finely chopped leftover ham through scrambled eggs or use it in omelettes.

Add leftover ham to pasta casseroles and bakes.

Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup from Moore or Less Cooking

More ideas for leftover turkey:

Fry up some onions and peppers, add steamed couscous and leftover turkey and heat through for a delicious warm salad.

Gently sauté onions, celery and thinly sliced carrots. Add chicken broth and spaghetti broken into small pieces. Cook until the spaghetti is a dente before adding leftover chicken or turkey for a tasty noodle soup.

Add to pasta casseroles and bakes.

So there you have it, lots of ideas for Delicious Christmas Leftovers Recipes. Now there’s really no excuse not to Love Your Leftovers!

If you enjoyed this post you may also like My Mom’s Homemade Coleslaw. It goes great with leftover turkey, ham or chicken.

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  1. What a beautiful collection of recipes using Christmas leftovers April! Each one looks absolutely mouthwatering! Spreading around lots of foodie love for you!

  2. Every recipe looks delish. Love using up leftovers! 🙂 Pinned and more.

  3. I have my eye on the 1st recipe – would be great as I will have some ham leftover in a few days !

  4. These are all wonderful ideas. Many times I will make soup or stew with holiday leftover. This gives me some new ideas

  5. All of these look delicious!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you and fun and Happy New Year!

  6. Great leftover turky recipes and ideas April. Love them all and my favorite is the coronation chicken, salad sounds really so tasty. I hope you had a geat and fun new year’s eve with your family and loved ones!

  7. That stir fry is calling my name!
    Thanks for sharing, April. Happy New Year!

  8. Hi April,
    What a wonderful collection of Leftover Recipes, I will certainly be putting these to work in the future. Thanks so much for starting 2015 with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  9. Thank you for this! When I asked someone what we should cook for the holiday, her reply was “It’s a tradition to cook a lot of food.” So yes, we’ll have plenty of holiday leftovers to try some of these ideas. 🙂

  10. What great ideas for leftovers! That casserole in particular looks divine. I would even use some fresh turkey to throw that baby together! 😉

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  11. Those all look so yummy. I can’t wait for the leftovers so that I can try those great recipes! Merry Christmas!

  12. I’m all about making my leftovers fun! I can’t wait for all the holiday eats!

  13. Great ideas! I’m always looking for new ways to use up leftovers, especially around the holidays.

  14. These look so good!! I love finding new ways to use up leftovers, it seems like my fridge is stuffed full right now!

  15. Woo hoo! Thank you so much for this! I have a metric ton of leftovers, and now they’re going to be made into delicious nom noms! Yay!

  16. April, I’m delighted to have rediscovered your awesome collection of recipes using Christmas leftovers which I know will be appreciated by many. Spread a bunch of foodie love…. Happy New Year my friend!

  17. Good ideas for leftovers! I like putting some leftovers over fresh rice – great way to put a meal together.

  18. I can just send you my husband, then you won’t have leftovers to worry about. LOL 😉

  19. I think maybe I like some of these leftover ideas more than the main dish! Coronation Chicken is an all-time favourite of mine and I can never get enough cold ham. Last night I stir-fried some pork and it came out well; wish I had thought to add almonds, as you suggested, though!

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