Roast Turkey Pie
Use your leftover turkey to make a delicious pot pie. Combine the turkey with mixed vegetables and a simple cream sauce. You can also use roasted chicken from your holiday dinner.
Mac and Cheese Bar
Your family will likely be excited about eating macaroni and cheese for dinner, and you can top this pasta dish with some of the leftovers from your holiday meal, like stuffing, chopped chicken or turkey, Brussels sprouts, or even dried cranberries.
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Roast Potato Chaat
Use the potatoes from your holiday meal to make a spicy Indian-inspired dish. Top the potatoes with scallions and plain yogurt for added flavor.
Brussels Sprouts Salad
If you served Brussels sprouts as part of your holiday dinner, you can combine the leftovers with fresh greens, bacon bits, and toasted walnuts to make a delicious side salad.
Country Ham with Grits and Red Eye Gravy
Serve your holiday ham the morning after Christmas with grits and red eye gravy for a country breakfast your family will love.
Ham, Spinach, and Mozzarella Lasagna
Use the rest of your Christmas ham, along with fresh mozzarella and spinach to make a delicious lasagna that puts a new spin on these ingredients.
If you have leftover chicken and tomatoes on hand, you can make tortilla soup on the stove or in the slow cooker so you won’t waste the remnants of your holiday meal.
Bacon Fried Rice
A fried rice with bacon, leftover veggie side dishes, and eggs, makes a filling lunch or an unconventional day-after-Christmas breakfast.
Turkey Chili Bean Stew
Combine leftover turkey with beans and vegetables to make a hearty stew that makes a great winter meal.
Classic Louisville Hot Brown Sandwich
This open-face sandwich is popular in Lousiville, but you can use the recipe as the inspiration for putting your leftovers to good use. Tomatoes, turkey or ham, mozzarella, and fresh herbs make this sandwich especially tasty, and you likely already have these items in your fridge or pantry.
Skillet Greens with Ham
If you have leftover greens, sautee them in a skillet with butter and garlic and season with leftover turkey or ham.
Turkey Cobb Salad
Cut your leftover turkey into small pieces and combine with salad greens, boiled eggs, and bacon for a delicious cobb salad you can enjoy with lunch or dinner.
Make the most of your holiday leftovers by filling crepes with turkey, greens, ham, and potatoes.
Tomato and Sausage Omelet
You can use any leftover sausage from making stuffing and fresh vegetables like tomatoes to make an omelet the morning after your Christmas dinner.
Make a tasty breakfast the morning after Christmas with potatoes, turkey, veggies, and cheese. You can top the has with cheese and a fried edge for a filling morning meal.
Slow Cooker Pho
Combine turkey or chicken with broth and leftover veggies for a savory soup that is filling and nutritious.
Baked Potato Skins with Truffle and Brie
If you have potatoes left over from your holiday dinner, slice them, roll them with truffle oil, and top with brie for a delicious potato side dish.
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