These Leftover Turkey Recipes Are *Almost* As Good As Christmas Dinner

For most of us, Christmas isn’t Christmas without a big bird at the centre of the table – and the bigger the turkey, the larger the leftovers!

Whether it’s bubble and squeak, sandwiches or the remains of the cheeseboard, leftovers are the best part of Christmas feasting for many – so transform your turkey into an array of exciting dishes with our ideas below. 

Remember, leftover turkey should be refridgerated and eaten within two
days to be safe, so if you need more time, pop it in the freezer. Leave
the turkey to cool completely before you store it, and make sure it’s
wrapped properly.

Happy eating!

Turkey stir-fried rice 

 

Healthy, light and fragrant, this fresh Asian-inspired recipe will be a welcome change from heavy roast dinners.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s nut satay turkey

A creamy and nutty satay sauce goes perfectly with leftover turkey breast – served with a fresh grated carrot salad for added crunch. See the full recipe here.

Turkey and butternut squash curry

Is it really Christmas without a big batch of turkey curry bubbling on the stove on Boxing Day? Try this lightly-spiced Thai version – perfectly warming on a cold day.

Chestnut and turkey pie with leeks

This filling pie uses up leftover turkey and veg – an ideal Boxing Day crowd-pleaser! See the full recipe here.

Coronation turkey

Swap out the chicken in this recipe for turkey for a tasty and traditional salad – served as side dish or an easy light lunch post-feasting.

Vietnamese-style salad

Another light option, this fresh and crunchy salad is topped with toasted peanuts for added flavour. Make the separate elements ahead before serving and combine at the last-minute. See the full recipe here.

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