Every year, we tell ourselves not to go overboard and buy crazy amounts of food for Christmas Day, but this never seems to happen. At the end of the day, you find yourself with copious amounts of leftovers.
All the family go home with containers full of food, and for days we eat extravagant Christmas food (not that we’re complaining).
So instead of settling for a simple ham sandwich or turkey salad, we’ve collated our best recipes that you can use up all your leftovers with. From your Christmas ham and turkey, to your roast veggies and even your desserts. Don’t let these delicious ingredients go to waste.
Ways to use-up Christmas leftovers
Frittatas and slices: a frittata or slice is the perfect way to use up any leftover veggies and meats. Simply chop up all your ingredients and add to your egg mixture and you’re ready to go. Frittatas are perfect if you’re feeling like a lighter meal, especially after the Christmas feasting.
Salads: why not add your leftover roast veg, or sides to a salad? Throw in any leftover herbs and even add a little chopped up cheese or nuts leftover from the nibblies.
Fritters: why not use up your Christmas leftovers for breakfast the next day? Fritters are very forgiving and can consist of any combination of veg and meats. Throw in a bit of leftover cheese and herbs and voila!
Toasties/Jaffles: what better than a super-easy Christmas ham toasted sandwich on Boxing Day? Seriously quick and easy way to use-up those leftover Christmas meats.
Desserts: Use up any fruit or baking ingredients to make some delicious treats. Christmas pudding can easily be turned into truffles, or stirred through bought vanilla ice-cream and frozen to make a festive ice-cream. And smashed pav will be perfect as an Eton mess. Just add extra berries. Yum!
Leftover recipes to try
Hash brown ham and egg nests
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