Leftover Christmas dinner can be repurposed in creative and delicious ways to avoid food waste. Here are some ideas:

  1. Turkey Sandwiches:
    • Make classic turkey sandwiches with slices of leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Add some mayonnaise or mustard for extra flavour.
  2. Turkey Soup:
    • Use the turkey carcass to make a hearty soup. Simmer it with vegetables like carrots, celery, and onions. Add leftover turkey meat, herbs, and spices for a comforting soup.
  3. Turkey Pot Pie:
    • Create a turkey pot pie by combining leftover turkey, vegetables, and gravy. Place the mixture in a pie crust and bake until golden brown.
  4. Stir-Fry:
    • Cut leftover meat (turkey or ham) into strips and stir-fry with fresh vegetables. Serve it over rice or noodles with a tasty sauce.
  5. Casserole:
    • Layer leftover mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey, and any other side dishes in a casserole dish. Bake until heated through and the top is golden brown.
  6. Fried Rice:
    • Make festive fried rice by chopping up leftover meats and mixing them with cold rice, vegetables, and soy sauce.
  7. Salads:
    • Create a salad using leftover roasted vegetables, sliced turkey or ham, and cranberry sauce as a dressing.
  8. Quesadillas or Wraps:
    • Wrap leftovers in tortillas or flatbreads with some cheese to make delicious quesadillas or wraps.
  9. Omelets or Frittatas:
    • Incorporate leftover vegetables, meats, and even stuffing into a morning omelet or frittata.
  10. Pizza:
    • Use leftover meats and vegetables as pizza toppings. You can even use mashed potatoes as a pizza base.
  11. Pasta Dish:
    • Mix leftover meats with pasta and your favourite sauce for a quick and easy pasta dish.
  12. Freeze for Later:
    • Portion out leftovers into individual containers and freeze for future quick and convenient meals.

Remember to store leftovers properly in the refrigerator and consume them within a few days to ensure freshness and safety. Feel free to get creative and customize these ideas based on the specific leftovers you have from your Christmas dinner.