Ways to Use Your Christmas Leftovers

It’s always hard to figure out what to do with Christmas leftovers. It would be a shame to let roasted ham or turkey, potatoes and other goodies go to waste in the fridge.

But what about turning Christmas leftovers into a whole new meal like a Christmas sambo, delicious curry or creamy soup?

Here are some Ways to Use Your Christmas Leftovers. These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg but we hope they inspire you to turn your Christmas leftovers into delicious dishes your family and friends will love.

Ways to Use Your Christmas Leftovers

  • Let’s be honest, who can say no to a turkey and stuffing sandwich, complemented by cranberry sauce the day after Christmas. It’s almost a Stephens Day tradition at this stage!

    Ways to Use Your Christmas Leftovers

    Ways to Use Your Christmas Leftovers

  • Turkey also works great in curries! It’s a great way to add some different flavours during Christmas time! In addition, Turkey is an amazing source of lean protein and is packed full of important nutrients like B vitamins, selenium and potassium.

  • We know there are rarely leftover vegetables, but if you happened to have a few naughty non-veg eaters, making soup is the perfect way to retain their flavour and use them up!

  • Pies! – Nothing beats a Turkey, Ham and Leek Pie! A great way to use up all the smaller bits of meat leftover from the Christmas feast!

  • Stir Fry – Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings actually make the perfect ingredients to whip up an Asian inspired stir fry!

    Ways to Use Your Christmas Leftovers

  • Leftovers are meant for throwing together with minimal effort which is where the humble hash comes into its own. Crushing together cooked potatoes, veggies and meat then baking or frying creates something comforting and rustic that’s equally good for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

What are the most wasted foods at Christmas?

People surveyed said the most wasted food in their homes are brussels sprouts (32%), meat (30%) and potatoes (25%).

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Annie O Brien

Annie O Brien

Business Development Manager

Annie is our Business Development Manager here at GourmetFuel. Annie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Food Innovation at the Technology University of Dublin. Before joining the team at GourmetFuel, she worked for a successful start-up company based in New York City where she gained valuable experience in product development, food safety, and allergen management and control.  Her areas of interest are food business sustainability, health promotion, and nutrition research. 

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