Santa has come and gone, the gifts have all been unwrapped and the delicious holiday food has been consumed…mostly. But what are you going to do with all those leftovers? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of 12 Delicious Christmas Leftover Recipes to take the guesswork out of your meal planning for the next few days.
Leftover Ham Recipes
Start your morning right with one of our favorite leftover ham recipes. Diced ham, cubed potatoes, onion, bell pepper, cabbage, garlic and seasonings are browned in a skillet and topped with a golden sunny-side-up egg.
Toss your leftover ham and bone, plus soaked great northern beans, onion, brown sugar, bay leaf, a can of rotel and water into a big stockpot and simmer. Enjoy comfort food with hardly any effort and relax. You’ve earned it!
Go unconventional and whip up a Greek-inspired penne pasta recipe, complete with leftover ham, Kalamata olives, cucumber, shallots, artichoke hearts, tomatoes and more. This is one recipe packed with fresh veggies and delicious seasonings.
Your leftover ham, crescent rolls, swiss cheese, butter and honey are all that stand between you and the flaky, melty goodness that is Ham and Cheese Flaky Pockets. Thank you to Chef Darci Bos for this stellar selection!
Take your leftover game to the next level and serve up impeccable flavor with Ham and Cheese Crostinis with Bourbon Bacon Jam. These crostinis from Chef Dave Elliott are packed with flavor from smoky gouda, coarse ground mustard and a bourbon bacon jam that will take your breath away.
Go a little lighter with a fresh tossed ham salad. Feta, grilled pears, toasted pecans, honey and balsamic vinegar lend bright, sweet notes to this delicious leftover option.
Leftover Turkey Recipes
We’re calling this the quintessential Christmas leftover recipe. Leftover sliced Hickory Smoked Turkey, leftover mashed potatoes, bread, parmesan and butter make this one leftover sandwich you might remember more than the original holiday meal!
Warm, tasty, comfort food perfection in half an hour. We give this recipe from Creme de la Crumb all the thumbs up.
We’re thanking our friends over at The Spruce Eats for this delicious Christmas casserole recipe.
The team over at Half Scratched proves leftover turkey recipes don’t have to be boring. Try this recipe with a little kick!
Move over, kiddos. The folks at Damn Delicious first shared this adult version of everyone’s childhood favorite, and we’re pleased to report it has all the makings of an award-winning sandwich.
Leftover turkey, cornbread, healthy frozen vegetables and mozzarella cheese are just a few of the stars in this simple, delicious Christmas casserole recipe from Dinner Then Dessert.
Which Christmas leftover recipe sounds best to you?