Here’s how to shake things up without you having to leave your extremely comfortable comfort zone on Boxing Day. Now there’s no excuse for anything to end up in the bin.
Cheese toastie with leftover cranberry sauce
The humble cheese toastie is transformed with a dollop of sweet cranberry sauce - perfect when you want a quick fix and there's the end of a jar to be used up.
Pappardelle with pork and leftover port
Shhh! This pappardelle recipe is just your basic bolognese with a few crucial ingredient swaps that really give it some oomph. Using a splash of leftover port instead of red wine will give it a sweet, rich intensity, while turkey or pork mince instead of beef make for an altogether less heavy eating experience. Which, let’s face it, is a blessing at this time of year.
Pea and ham risotto with Brussels sprouts
Nothing that unusual about the pairing of peas with ham, but Brussels sprouts in a pea and ham risotto? Really? We know it sounds a bit different but trust us there couldn’t be a tastier way to use up your leftover cooked sprouts, ham and white wine.
Roast vegetable and leftover Stilton soup
Ever noticed how the flavour of roasted root vegetables like parsnips, carrots and squash seems to intensify after a night in the fridge? That’s what makes them the perfect ingredients for this rich, warming, blended soup topped with that sliver of leftover Stilton inexplicably still lurking on the cheeseboard.
Turkey and leek pie with leftover stuffing
Get you - using your leftover stuffing balls in a pie of all things! Serve this creamy savoury pie at a post-Christmas luncheon and your guests are sure to give you ten out of ten for innovation as well as taste.
Turkey curry with leftover chutney
True, turkey curry might not be something you usually find on the menu at your local Indian restaurant, but this fusion of culinary cultures - traditional with a fruity twist - makes a smashing meal that really goes to show just how festive a curry can be.
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