For some, turkey sarnies are the best thing about Christmas leftovers. But if you fancy something a little different this year, try one of these delicious ideas from our food bloggers


1. Turkey burger

Bigspud’s ultimate Christmas leftover burger that includes nuts, sausage and a flavoursome cranberry relish has a twist we think you’re going to like. See recipe for Bigspud’s turkey burger here

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2. Leftovers povitica

Thisrocksalt took on two of the most common Christmas leftovers – turkey and chocolate – to create two tasty treats, one sweet, one savoury, known as ‘povitica’. Or ‘swirly loafs’ as we like to call them. See leftover turkey and stuffing povitica and leftover chocolate povitica at

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3. Leftover turkey casserole

Thought you’d had your fill of turkey? This thrifty recipe from supergoldenbakes will make you think again. This turkey bake with a crunchy top is Boxing Day comfort itself. Serve with a salad or vegetables and voilà. See supergoldenbakes leftover turkey casserole recipe here.

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4. Beef and apricot pie

Warm the cockles on a cold winter’s night with this spicy pie; great with either beef or turkey and any leftover vegetables you have to hand. We love Lavenderandlovage’s finishing touches. See recipe for beef and apricot pie here.

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5. Turkey soup with a cranberry swirl

Fancy a light bite the day after the Christmas feast? Try musingsofagem’s turkey soup bursting with flavour and topped off with a cranberry swirl. See musingsofagem’s turkey soup with a cranberry swirl recipe here.

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6. Turkey in creamy cauliflower white sauce

For a quick, healthy recipe try rachphillips turkey in creamy cauliflower white sauce. A perfect, post Christmas day dish for using up all your leftovers. See recipe for turkey in creamy cauliflower sauce.

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Turkey in Creamy Cauliflower White Sauce

Via: rachphillips


7. Turkey, cranberry and walnut strudel

Strudel is traditionally a sweet dish but, as Anneskitchen demonstrates, it’s great for using up savoury leftovers too. Who knew? This delicious turkey, cranberry and walnut strudel makes a delicious Boxing Day dinner for the whole family. See anneskitchen’s turkey, cranberry and walnut strudel here.

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8. Lettuce wraps with Thai-style turkey

We love these super-quick Thai-inspired canapés; great for post-Christmas parties to use up left-over meat, spices or herbs you have stored in the cupboard. See eatcookexplore‘s recipe for lettuce wraps with Thai-style turkey here.

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9. Turkey croquettes with couscous salad

To add some zing to your Christmas leftovers with fussfreeflavours’ turkey croquettes infused with coriander, ginger and lime that make a delicious dish with some couscous or bulgur wheat. See recipe for turkey croquettes with couscous salad

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