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24 delicious ways to make the most of your Christmas leftovers

Before you know it, the festive feasting will be finished and you’ll be wondering what to do with your leftover Christmas lunch or dinner.

Luckily, we've teamed up with Countdown to bring you some delicious ideas for transforming those leftovers into easy meals your family will love. Whether you're left with a fridge stacked with surplus turkey, ham, chicken, lamb, roast veges or Christmas pud, we've got a solution for you.
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    Turkey pie

    I dare not say it, but I like eating this as much, if not more than, the roasted bird on the day The creaminess of the pie filling combined with the crunchy topping is deliriously good.

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    Turkey wrap with cranberry mayonnaise

    This delicious turkey wrap is perfect for lunch, a light dinner or when you have leftover Christmas turkey to eat your way through.

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    Turkey rice paper rolls

    Turkey, fresh mint and coriander, slices of chilli and crunchy cabbage all wrapped up in rice paper – what’s not to love about this fresh and zingy idea for turkey leftovers? After a day of heavy eating these are just the trick for a light lunch or supper.

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    Crushed new potato, ham and egg salad

    This fresh and easy salad recipe combines crispy, golden new potatoes with ham, poached eggs, tender peas and plenty of creamy dressing. Enjoy for lunch or dinner

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    Ham, pea & parsley fritters

    Oh, how I love ham off the bone when the festive season begins... and oh, how I always overindulge and then tire of it! If this happens to you, try this recipe for scrumptious fritters, crammed full of ham and peas, that no one can ever have enough of!

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    Mini ham and corn quiches

    Perfect for an after school snack, or school and work lunches these mini ham and corn quiches are easy and tasty and appealing.

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    Sourdough, ham, poached eggs and easy hollandaise

    Get your day off to a delicious start with this eggs benedict recipe starring sourdough, ham, poached eggs and easy homemade hollandaise. It's a must for all that leftover ham on Boxing Day!

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    Leftover chicken and black bean chilli tortillas

    This delicious chilli recipe is a great way to use up any leftover chicken (or pork) you have in the fridge. Serve with avocado, sour cream and tortillas for a tasty midweek meal

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    Roast potato and pumpkin frittata

    Give those leftover roast veggies a delicious new lease on life with this thrifty recipe. Easy, full of flavour and topped with creamy feta, this frittata is the perfect no-fuss meal

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    Leftover roast vegetable quiche

    Give last night's roast veges a second lease on life with this delicious quiche recipe. Use whatever roast vegetables you have on hand to create a tasty vegetarian meal the whole family will love

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    Pumpkin and courgette tart

    This pumpkin and courgette tart recipe creates a delicious vegetarian meal packed with vegetables, mascarpone and parmesan. Cook until golden then serve with a fresh salad

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    Christmas leftover vegetable loaf

    Whatever the leftover, as long as it’s green, it can go in this delicious Christmas leftover loaf! This Nici Wickes recipe is the perfect way to use up those lingering beans, peas and asparagus

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    Leftover turkey and orange salad with green dressing

    This Nici Wickes recipe sees leftover turkey combined with juicy oranges – warmed to bring back the sunshine in them – and tossed with a creamy green dressing to bring it all to life for a second sitting!

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    Christmas cake ice-cream

    Not sure what to do with your leftover Christmas cake? This recipe mixes it with vanilla ice cream, mixed spice and a dash of brandy. Just when you thought Christmas couldn't get any better!

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    Christmas pudding sundaes with salted caramel

    These little sundaes are a hit! Leftover pudding, or Christmas cake, goes so well with vanilla ice cream and a generous drizzle of home-made salted caramel. Simply irresistible!

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