4 Unusual Recipes to Make the Most of Your Xmas Leftovers

Adobe Spark (1)It’s not uncommon to buy too much food at Christmas. In fact, according to some stats the average household in the UK wastes over £480 worth of food every year. That said, one of the easiest ways to buck the trend and make the most of your food is to be creative with leftovers. Done properly, leftovers can keep you going for a long time after Christmas is over and what’s more they don’t have to be boring. Here are five inventive recipes we’ve discovered around the internet that we highly recommend trying.

1 – Turkey Ramen Noodles

Turkey tends to be the most common offender when it comes to leftover food. People will often choose a turkey bigger than what they actually need and be left with lots of meat that needs to be used up. While turkey sandwiches are a staple part of many people’s Christmas, they can get old pretty quick. This recipe draws on Japanese tastes such as miso, ginger and shitake mushrooms to create a rich, protein packed and flavoursome meal.

2 – Turkey Pizza

If comfort food is more your thing then how about this BBQ Turkey Pizza? A slight variation on the much-loved BBQ chicken pizza, it adds a different texture to the country’s no #1 take away selection. Create your own base, or buy one pre-made, add your selection of cheese and additional toppings and pop into your range cooker for a delicious and authentic bake.

3 – Warming Soups

Christmas leftover soups can be done in a variety of ways. They can be spicy, mild, packed with juicy meat, or made healthy with tons of veg. Common choices include winter vegetables, cauliflower and chestnut, parsnip and lentil or simply pack them all together with your turkey in a leftover soup.

4 – Sprout Stir Fry

When it comes to divisive foods, there aren’t many more contentious than the humble Brussel Sprout. Traditionally part of the ‘love them or loathe them’ category, sprouts have seen somewhat of a revival in recent years, as young foodies cram them into salads, roasts and even smoothies! However, if you’ve not yet convinced your family of the virtues of sprouts then you might want to consider a few ways you can repurpose them come boxing day. One way is this spicy stir-fried sprouts recipe – a delicious fry up with a chili kick.

What are your go-to recipes for Christmas leftovers? Are you going to try anything new this year? Comment on Facebook and let us know.

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