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Christmas leftover recipes

Ah, Christmas leftovers, that (seemingly) endless bounty of cold turkey, ham and veg. If you're struggling to come up with yet another way of serving up leftovers other than 'reheated', we've got easy, tasty recipes to inspire you.

And if you have a special leftovers recipe that you make every year that we haven't got listed, please add your recipe so we can all enjoy it.

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Jack Monroe's Boxing Day pasties

Watch our how-to video and turn your Christmas leftovers into these delicious pasties from Jack Monroe.



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The best with the rest


Bubble and squeak

No leftovers guide would be complete without the classic bubble and squeak - using butter, potatoes, bacon and cabbage. 

Potato and leek soup with ham

It's simple to whip up a warming winter soup out of your remaining roast spuds and vegetables. 

Leftovers and asparagus soup

A great way to use up all the veg you lovingly peeled and chopped - and 100% vegetarian. 

Mulled wine sorbet

And finally, if you've overstocked on the mulled wine (or have a few batches lingering in the fridge) reversion it into a refreshing sorbet with this recipe. 


Have we missed a trick?

Got any great Christmas food ideas to share? Please add it to our Recipe index.


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