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34 Easy Christmas Leftover Recipes

These Christmas Leftover Recipes will help transform leftovers into easy, festive food everyone will love during during Christmas week. Delicious, satisfying and oh-so-delicious!

Top view of ham casserole for Christmas Leftovers

Christmas Leftover Recipes

The Christmas feast has been devoured, the turkey and ham stored in the refrigerator. The savory nibbles and leftover cheeseboard items are stored.

So the question, then, is “What can I make with leftover ham and turkey?” We have some delicious, festive, easy, and comforting meal ideas you won’t want to miss.

Especially if you are celebrating Boxing Day!

Here you will find recipes for everything from pasta to sandwiches, leftover casseroles, and more.

But first, let’s take a look at how long you can safely store both ham and turkey in the refrigerator.

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 wrap tightly with plastic wrap and foil.

I love to have quart-size bags of cooked ham in the freezer for quick meals, pasta, 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 will also keep in the freezer wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and foil.

10 Ways to Make Christmas Leftover Recipes

I recently came across an article on 10 ways to use leftovers. And it perfectly applies to Christmas Leftover recipes too. Take stock of your leftovers and think about these easy food ideas on using them up:

  1. Pizza
  2. Salads
  3. Soup (always perfect at my house)
  4. Add an egg (and scramble)
  5. Stir Fry
  6. Flatbread
  7. Quesadillas
  8. Smoothies
  9. Pasta Skillet
  10. Freeze the leftovers for quick and easy winter meals

Let’s get to those recipes!

34 Christmas Leftover Recipes

These Christmas Leftover Recipes will help transform leftovers into easy, festive food everyone will love during during Christmas week.

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