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14 Delicious Christmas Leftover Recipes You Need To Make

I know how much food we all have left over from Christmas dinner because it happens to me every single year! That is because we make so much food that can feed a small army! So what can you do with all that leftover food? Here are 14 delicious Christmas leftover recipes you can make!

Now usually, I just keep these leftovers in the fridge and warm them up in the microwave before feeding them right back to my family but after getting these amazing ideas from Pinterest, that’s not happening again! 

To get the recipes, you can simply click on the links within the paragraphs below each image. Please note that these recipes are not mine but I do have permission to use them in this post.

14 Delicious Christmas Leftover Recipes You Need To Make

In no particular order, here is your list of delicious Christmas Leftover recipes. 

antipasto skewers

1. Antipasto Skewers

I’m sure you have some leftover ham lying around from your Christmas dinner right? Go ahead and chop them up and make these delicious antipasto skewers. These are great for appetizers and perfect to serve on New Year’s Eve!

beef wild rice soup

2. Beef Wild Rice Soup

I tried this creamy savory beef wild rice soup recipe using some leftover roast beef and it was delicious. I highly recommend you try it. If you have some vegetables lying around, you can make this soup in no time. 

Beef Stroganoff

3. Beef Stroganoff

This Russian Beef stroganoff pasta recipe can be made in less than 25 minutes if you have some leftover beef in your fridge! You won’t regret making this flavorful recipe for your family, I noticed that even my picky eater son loved the pasta! 

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

4. Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas is the perfect weeknight dinner! I love making these because they are so tasty. If you love flavorful, saucy, and cheesy, this recipe is for you! You just need a few ingredients including some leftover beef from Christmas.

leftover turkey fried rice

5. Leftover Turkey Fried Rice

If you have some leftover turkey, you need to try this easy turkey fried rice recipe. This easy 10-minute meal just calls for some fluffy rice, scrambled eggs, vegetables, and classic Asian seasoning! Yummy and simple!

leftover Stuffed turkey bell peppers

6. Leftover Stuffed Turkey Bell Peppers

Leftover turkey stuffed peppers are a nutritious and healthy dinner recipe that is easy to make and tasty as well. If you like bell peppers, you are going to enjoy making and eating this recipe. I tried this healthy version and it was amazing.

Leftover Coconut Turkey Curry

7. Leftover Coconut Turkey Curry

You won’t regret trying this coconut turkey curry I promise! I made it for my kids last year and have not stopped making it since. It is full of flavor, rich and creamy and, you can have it ready to eat in just 30 minutes!

chicken pot pie

8. Leftover Chicken Pot Pie

I loved how crispy and flaky this pie crust turned out! It took chicken pot pie to a whole new level for me. The filling was also rich and creamy and tasted amazing for a leftover chicken recipe. 

Leftover Chicken Salad

9. Leftover Chicken Salad

Looking for the perfect chicken salad recipe? You need to try this heart-filling, mouth-watering Greek leftover chicken salad recipe

Curry Chicken Fried Rice

10. Curry Chicken Fried Rice

So I tried this recipe but I used leftover chicken and it tasted just as good! It’s not only packed with clavor but it is also very easy to make especially if you have some leftover cooked rice. I usually have mine with a bowl of Chinese garlic cucumber salad

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes

11. BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Another tasty Christmas leftover recipe I’ve grown to love is this leftover BBQ chicken stuffed baked potatoes. Don’t let the image fool you, these are pretty easy to make and you are going to love eating them!

Leftover Mashed Potato Balls

12. Leftover Mashed Potato Balls

I’m sure you have some leftover mashed potato lying around after your Christmas dinner right? If you do, you need to try this mashed potato balls recipe. They are to die for and my kids enjoy making them with me that it’s starting to feel like a family tradition.

Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

13. Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

These mashed potato cakes are light and fluffy, crispy and golden, plus, they are so delicious and flavorful! If you’ve never tried them, I highly recommend you do! Great for leftover mashed potatoes.

Leftover Mac & Cheese Balls

14. Leftover Mac & Cheese Balls

Last but certainly not least, you need to try these fried mac and cheese balls! They are crispy and packed with cheese leaving you with the perfect crunch. What better way to use up some leftover mac & cheese? 

You may want to check out these delicious Christmas Snack Recipes


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