Simple Christmas leftover recipes

Turn your Christmas leftovers into a magical new meal with these simple recipes using leftover vegetables, ham or cheese.

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How to use up Christmas leftovers

The fantastic thing about Christmas is that it's one time in the year when you've got the licence to go completely over the top! With multiple mains, sides and desserts, everyone gets to indulge, with leftovers to spare. And these glorious leftovers means the feast continues on Boxing Day and into the New Year.
Try these simple ideas to turn them into something new and delicious, with not veggie or bit of ham going to waste.
Leftover Roast Vegetable Pie
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This recipe is easy to adapt. Just use any leftover roasted or steamed vegetables you have on hand, and if you don't have blue cheese you could substitute it with a similar amount of other cheeses leftover from your cheese board. Brie, Camembert or grated cheddar would all work well. If you have leftover turkey, chicken or pork, chop some of that up too and pop it in! The real star here is the chutney, which brings all the flavours together and adds some sauciness so your leftovers don't become dry or stodgy.
Bubble and Squeak Fritters with Fruit Chutney
If you're looking for a crispy, crunchy way to use up those leftover vegetables, look no further than these fritters. You only need a handful of other ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Stack a few of these fritters and that's breakfast on the table.
Ham, Cheese and Chutney French Toast Bake
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Cheese, ham and chutney work perfectly together in this bake. This recipe is especially great for Boxing Day brunch. If you don't have ham, leftover turkey, chicken or roast pork will work just as well.
Baked Brie Puffs with Fruit Chutney
Any leftover Brie or Camembert from your cheese platter would work beautifully in these puffs. If you have some blue cheese or parmesan, a small amount in each puff would be a delicious addition.
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