Mulled wine glazed ham on a chopping board. The perfect boxing day dinner.

When Boxing Day arrives, all the excitement and pressure of the big day has gone, and it’s time to relax, take stock and cook up a Boxing Day dinner to remember.

It’s the ideal time to start using up those Christmas Day leftovers, too, so whether you go for a relaxed Boxing Day buffet, or pick a starter, showstopping main and gorgeous dessert, we have all the Boxing Day recipes you need.


If you’re going down the starter route, or putting together a buffet, use your leftover roast veg to top gorgeous little bruschetta. Gennaro’s tip? It’s all in the seasoning, so don’t forget the balsamic and lemon juice.


For a lovely cosy starter to share, gooey baked Camembert with loads of crusty bread for dipping is always a winner. Add finely chopped dried cranberries and mixed nuts for extra festive flavour.


A simple recipe from Jamie’s 7 Ways book that uses just eight ingredients to bring together a delicious salmon centrepiece. Great as part of a buffet spread, or serve it up with your favourite potatoes and loads of lovely veg.


Mix up any leftover veg with rogan josh paste, cumin and chilli for a flavour-packed pie full of attitude. Make your own pastry (regular or gluten-free), or just roll out some shop-bought to keep things super-simple!


A family favourite that makes for a really versatile Boxing Day dinner – just swap in whatever veg you have (or whatever veg your kids will eat!). Delicious with cold cuts or a fresh green salad.


With a sticky mulled wine-inspired glaze, this sweet baked ham will be the star of any festive spread. Served hot or cold, it’s a Boxing Day winner.


A colourful and flavour-packed recipe that’s a great vehicle for using up leftover turkey or ham. Enjoy the subtle hit of garlic and thyme, and finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon.


Serve up this fruity pud beautifully in little glass bowls – or go for the DIY approach and lay everything out, letting everyone build their own, for delicious Christmas chaos!


We really do love leftovers – and what better way to use up fruit cake, custard and double cream than layering up into this elegant dessert, for the perfect ending to your Boxing Day dinner.

Hungry for more? Find new ideas to turn your festive leftovers into brilliant Boxing Day dinners here and finish up the day with our collection of showstopping puds.