It's always hard to figure out what to do with Christmas leftovers. It would be a shame to let roasted ham or turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, cranberry sauce and other goodies go to waste in the fridge.
What about turning Christmas leftovers into delectable treats like muffins, croquettes, soups, cake pops and more? Below we share some of our favorite ways of transforming Christmas leftovers into new satisfying dishes.
These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg but we hope they inspire you to turn your Christmas leftovers into delicious dishes your family will love.
10 Fun Ways To Use Up Christmas Leftovers
PEA AND HAM MUFFINS
Have some leftover Christmas ham and peas? Use them to make these scrumptious muffins that are perfect for breakfast, brunch or a light snack.
Leftover Turkey Casserole
Transform your leftover Christmas turkey into a creamy casserole containing broccoli and a cheese sauce that is simply divine.
LOUIS XVI'S POTATO CROQUETTES
Turn leftover mashed potatoes into finger food fit for a king. You'll love these crispy potato croquettes flavored with Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and white pepper.
Tasty Potato Dippers
This recipe is a spin on classic potato croquettes. These lovely potato patties are loaded with bacon, cheese and herbs then served with a side of sour cream and chives for dipping.
ROAST PORK CANAPÉS
Leftover roasted pork, cranberry sauce and homemade mayo are the base of these divine canapés perfect for a post-Christmas gathering or snacking.
Cuban-Style Pork Sandwiches
If you've got leftover pork roast or ham then use it to make a delectable a Cuban-style sandwich - the perfect post Christmas snack.
CREAM OF PUMPKIN SOUP
Wondering what to do with leftover roasted pumpkin? With a few more ingredients you can make a flavorful soup to keep you warm on a cold winter night.
Cranberry Sauce Brie Bites
What can you do with all that leftover cranberry sauce? Use it to make these beautiful and elegant cranberry brie bites. You just need three ingredients!
INDONESIAN CORN FRITTERS
If you happen to have some extra corn leftover from Christmas dinner you can't miss an opportunity to make these irresistible Indonesian corn fritters studded with chilies, garlic and scallions.
It's hard to imagine you'd have leftover cake during Christmas but if you do find yourself in that rare situation turn your dessert into delicious cake pops.