Your Guide for Christmas Leftovers

The buildup to a traditional Christmas Day feast is packed with excitement and anticipation. We all have our own strategy in place that ensures we enjoy favourite dish – whether you tuck into your top pick immediately or savour the moment and save it for last. 

The best part of this feast is arguably the leftovers. Not only is it a great way to get some bang for your buck, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to get creative with those delicious festive morsels by whipping up something new. Stretch your meal that bit further with these tips and recipes: 

Easy Chopped Chicken Salad – Upcycle your festive feast by tossing together some buttery lettuce, cherry tomatoes and salad dressing with cubed leftover chicken for a simple and light lunch-time meal. 

Stuffing Waffles – Happen to have a waffle maker at home? Use leftover stuffing to make the perfect savoury waffle that can be topped with an egg and some bacon for a unique twist on a breakfast stack. If your stuffing is on the drier side, you can add a small amount of classic batter-like mixture of eggs and milk to soften it up. 

Stuffed Butternut – Create your own stuffing or bulk up your leftover portion by adding finely chopped roast veg and meant, add this to roasted butternut halves, topped with grated cheese and finished off in the oven on grill. 

Roast Veg Frittata – Left over roast veg is often neglected but fortunately, the beauty of a classic frittata can be found in its ability to elevate its filling with a fresh new look and taste. Add your whipped egg mixture and chopped up veg to a baking dish, pop it in the oven and serve for your next breakfast, lunch or even as a tea time treat!  

Potato Cakes – Recreate your mashed potatoes by simply adding in some seasoning and eggs, place them in the oven or pan fry them to make perfectly golden and crunchy potato cakes. Best served with some sour cream. 

You could also give these tried and tested recipes a try, specially created to ensure you get the most of your festive feast this season: