10 recipes for Christmas leftovers

Is your fridge full of turkey and all the fixings? Recreate your holiday dinner into several meals this week with these recipes for Christmas leftovers.

By Today's Parent
10 recipes for Christmas leftovers

Turkey and Bean Burrito

Just tear up some turkey pieces into bite-sized chunks and sub them in for the ground turkey in this yummy and healthy dish. Get the recipe: Turkey and Bean Burrito

plate with burrito and saladPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Shepherd’s Pie

This vegetable-packed Shepherd’s Pie recipe is so hearty. You’ve got a head start thanks to those leftover mashed potatoes. Get the recipe: Shepherd’s Pie

bowl of shepherd's piePhoto: Maya Visnyei


Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

This frittata is delicious hot, warm or at room temperature! Serve leftovers between toasted bread to make a western omelette sandwich. It’s the perfect recipe for using up any leftover ham. Get the recipe: Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

skillet of frittata ready to be servedPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Easy Braised Beef Lasagna

If you took the beef route this holiday, this lasagna with homemade ragout is ridiculous (like, it’s really good). Get the recipe: Easy Braised Beef Lasagna

Le Creuset baking dish with lasagnaPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chicken Cacciatore

Swap chicken for turkey to make a hearty Italian dish full of familiar kid-friendly flavours. Think “red-sauce pasta” the whole family can enjoy. Get the recipe: Chicken Cacciatore

antique plate with hearty chicken cacciatorePhoto: Andrew Grinton


Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Crunch French Toast

Use up eggnog (not the boozy kind) by subbing it for milk in this yummy French toast recipe. Get the recipe: Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Crunch French Toast

plate of French toast with fresh fruitPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Triple-Cranberry and Maple Compote

Leftover cranberry sauce (homemade or from a can) is the star of this super simple compote, which would be a delicious New Year’s Eve appetizer with some brie and crusty bread or fantastic drizzled over pork tenderloin. Get the recipe: Triple-Cranberry and Maple Compote

silver dish with cranberry saucePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Roasted Squash and Coconut Soup

Squash is a nice side, but gets boring fast. Spruce it up with this oh-so-creamy soup. It’s perfect for entertaining guests or as an easy go-to meal. Get the recipe: Roasted Squash and Coconut Soup

bowl of squash soupPhoto: Jim Norton


Beet and Carrot Latkes

Use up the surplus of root veggies you gathered for your feast by frying up these delicious latkes. You can even make a potato pancake out of leftover mashed taters. Yum! Get the recipe: Beet and Carrot Latkes

fried beet latke on a plate with saladPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Turkey, Bean, Kale and Pasta Soup

The mini star pasta in this warm and satisfying soup will charm kids instantly. If you can’t find stelline, try orzo, Israeli couscous or alphabet pasta. Shredded turkey is a welcome addition. Get the recipe: Turkey, Bean, Kale and Pasta Soup

bowl of hearty turkey and bean soupPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Read more:
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This article was originally published on Dec 02, 2018

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