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How to use up your Christmas turkey leftovers

by Elizabeth Young

published on 8 December 2015

While we love a turkey sandwich as much as the next person, sometimes extreme quantities of leftovers call for something a bit more creative, especially when entertaining guests. To get you inspired, we’ve hand-picked five delicious recipes to make the most of your Christmas turkey.

Turkey and Mushroom Filo Pie

Turkey and Mushroom Filo Pie

This luscious pie with a velvety filling is a clever way of injecting some new life into your turkey leftovers. Taken from Dean Edwards’ Feelgood Family Food, it’s perfect for feeding a crowd on Boxing Day.

Ed’s Victorious Turkey Hash

Ed’s Victorious Turkey Hash

Taken from the brilliant Nigella Christmas, this turkey hash recipe is a real crowd-pleaser. With olives, peppers, almonds and soured cream, it brings a taste of the Mediterranean to your Christmas.

Boxing Day Turkey Salad

Boxing Day Turkey Salad

by Harry Eastwood

If your fridge is heaving with leftovers, a fresh salad will give yesterday’s Christmas dinner a fun, new lease of life that includes some much needed greenery. This recipe from Harry Eastwood is just the ticket.

Jessie and Lennie Ware’s Leftover Turkey Casserole

Jessie and Lennie Ware’s Leftover Turkey Casserole

by Jessie Ware, Lennie Ware

“This dish is by no means a sexy show-stopper, rather a nostalgic warmer and something my brother and I are always so happy to be greeted with at the table”, says Jessie Ware. Take about fifteen minutes to prep this recipe, then leave the oven to do the rest of the hard work.

Fragrant Turkey Noodle Broth

Fragrant Turkey Noodle Broth

Another genius recipe from Dean Edwards, this recipe is quick, simple and makes a great for a light lunch when you’re feeling like you’ve over-indulged.

Turkey Chilequiles

Turkey Chilequiles

by Lizzie Kamenetzky

Add a bit of winter spice and sunshine to your turkey leftovers with this Mexican-inspired dish. Usually made for breakfast or brunch to use up yesterday’s tortilla, this more substantial version makes a great comfort-food supper.

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