Christmas Leftover Recipes for easy, festive food during Christmas week that’s both easy and delicious!
The Christmas feast has been devoured, the
turkey and ham stored in the refrigerator. The savory nibbles and leftover cheeseboard items stored.
What to do with all of those ham and turkey leftovers? We have some delicious, festive, easy, and comforting meal ideas you won’t want to miss.
Especially is you are celebrating
From pasta to sandwiches, leftover casserole, and more.
How Long Does Ham Keep in the Refrigerator?
Ham will keep in the refrigerator between 3 to 4 days if properly stored. To extend the shelf life, freeze portions in airtight containers or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and foil.
I love to have quart size bags of cooked ham in the freezer for quick meals, pastas, soups, and frittatas.
How Long Does Turkey Keep in the Refrigerator?
The same is true for cooked turkey. It will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days if properly stored in airtight containers. It also keeps in the freezer wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and foil.
"Leftover Ham and Cheese Penne – incredibly creamy and cheesy penne loaded with ham and peas. What better way to transform that leftover holiday dinner ham?"
"A warm and comforting turkey soup recipe to put your Christmas leftovers to good use. Easy to prepare and low fat, this soup is a perfect post-Christmas pick me up."
Never let that leftover cheeseboard to go to waste. This Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is the easiest comfort food ever. Simply use whatever mix of cheese you have left in the refrigerator. And in 4 minutes, dinner is served! Perfect for chilly December dinners.
"Use up the Christmas leftovers to make this hearty, deep-filled turkey and ham pie. You could use shop-bought pastry but nothing beats homemade."
"Give your leftover Christmas veg a healthy makeover with this meal in a bowl. Packed with lentils, spinach and herbs, it's filling and flavourful. Try it with carrots or parsnips."
"Transform leftover turkey in this spiced filo pastry parcel, inspired by a Moroccan pastilla - a perfect main course for Boxing Day."
"A different way to use leftover turkey. Add leftover gravy too to add extra rich, meaty flavor to this warming broth with noodles, dried shiitake and eggs."
Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup with Ham and Thyme is a classic, healthy and hearty soup made quickly and easily in a pressure cooker. Healthy 1-hour comfort food.
This Spinach, Ham and Cheese Strata is a simple and easy breakfast casserole perfect for using up leftover Christmas ham and enjoying a holiday brunch!
Frittatas make perfect Christmas week brunches. Using leftover ham is a bonus!
"Leftovers become the ultimate brunch menu. Leftover stuffing waffles and healthy leftover turkey and vegetable hash. Just put an egg on it!"
"This easy, crowd-pleasing Butternut Squash Mexican Enchilada Casserole is packed with flavor, vegetables, and bubbling with enchilada sauce and melty cheese."
"There is Ham and Bean Soup. Then there is Creamy Ham and Bean Soup. Then there is Creamy Ham and Bean Soup with Tortellini which is 1000X more delicious!"