Sloppy joe burger made with leftover turkey

When Christmas dinner is over, the good times can carry on rolling with our flavour-packed dishes that make the most of your lovely Christmas leftovers.

Most of us will wake up on Boxing Day with a little more than just a headache: many fridges are packed full of Christmas leftovers – whether it’s leftover turkey, cooked ham, roasted veggies, stuffing, chipolatas or even gravy! And that’s before factoring in all the extras: the foodie gifts, bags of nuts, jars of mincemeat and piles of sweet treats knocking around. But there’s no need to let any of this lovely stuff go to waste; get creative with our gorgeous Christmas leftover recipes and use up your leftovers in style.

Now leftovers don’t often scream luxury, but this number breaks the mould. Jamie’s turkey risotto is delicate, oozy and super comforting and makes brilliant use of leftover roast turkey, gravy, and even Prosecco. The crispy shards of turkey skin are a total game changer. 

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For a tangy twist on the turkey sandwich, pair your leftover turkey and gravy with a tasty slaw, spicy chillies, crunchy gherkins and a homemade barbecue sauce – absolutely banging. 

Using just five ingredients and on the table in 15 minutes, this quick and easy Boxing Day brunch idea transforms leftover Christmas cheese, cranberry sauce and roast turkey into something pretty special. What hangover?

Now this bad boy is something to behold. All the best bits of your Christmas lunch encased in a crispy, fluffy Yorkshire pudding, with tonnes of gorgeous leftover gravy. Almost as good as the main event. 

Bring a touch of nostalgia to your Boxing day buffet with this super easy Christmas leftovers quiche. 

Leftovers are always improved when covered in pastry, and that goes for the sweet stuff,  too! Anything goes in Jamie’s festive pud, so get creative.

Repurpose that figgy pudding into this quick and easy festive dessert – and you can use up the last of the cranberry sauce while you’re at it. 

This little pick-me-up can be knocked together in seconds! This is the perfect recipe to have up your sleeve to revive guests after yet another epic feast.

Two Classic Christmas puds combine in this glorious Christmas cake trifle recipe. The amounts are more of a guide: use up whatever fruit and nuts you’ve got leftover and make it your own. 

Find loads more delicious ideas for eating up those Christmas leftovers here.