Christmas dinner is one of the most highly anticipated meals of the year, so make it last longer by transforming leftovers into satisfying meals with these recipes.
Before getting started, it's important to put your health and safety first when dealing with meat.
Want something quick and easy to make? This one pot stew uses up all your roast dinner leftovers in one go and is great for a family meal as it serves 4.
Fry the onion and apple in the oil until softened in a casserole or deep pan. Stir in the sage for 1 min, then stir in the flour. Gradually stir in the stock followed by the mustard and honey.
Bring up to a simmer and stir in the turkey and roast veg. Cover and gently simmer for 15 mins until turkey is piping hot. Season and eat with mash or jacket potatoes.
Turkey and Parsnip Curry
This post-Christmas curry is the perfect twist on a traditional meal. And it's all cooked in one pan, so there's very little washing up involved too.
Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and fry gently for 10 minutes until they are softened and lightly coloured. Add the parsnips and stir well.
To make the curry, stir in the curry paste, then add the tomatoes with a little salt, and stir well. Add 1½ canfuls of water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the parsnips are just tender.
To finish, stir in the turkey chunks, cover the pan again and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the turkey is heated through. Remove from the heat. (The curry can now be cooled and frozen for up to 2 months.) Lightly swirl in the yogurt and serve with basmati rice.
Put a twist on an Italian statement dish with your Christmas leftovers.
Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Prepare the pizza base mix following pack instructions. Once rolled out, leave to rest for 10 mins, then top with the pasta sauce.
Scatter over the stuffing and turkey, then top with the mozzarella. Toss the sage leaves with the oil, then scatter over the pizza, drizzling over any remaining oil. Bake for 10-12 mins until the crust is crisp and the cheese has melted.
How do you use your leftover Christmas turkey? Share your meal ideas with us.
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