The presents are opened, the stockings un-stuffed, and the fridge is packed with holiday leftovers! What’s one to do with all that good food from your Christmas supper spread and the sweet treats left on your countertop? We’ve curated a mix of creative recipes to make with holiday leftovers that go beyond a ham sandwich. From roasted vegetable “flatbread” to peppermint bark cookies, we hope these recipes spark ideas for your holiday leftover creations:
Whether your feast featured turkey, beef or ham, there are plenty of ways to reuse your holiday meats in delicious new recipes. For a twist on the classic post-holiday turkey sandwich packed with unique flavors, try this Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese with Cranberry Mustard:
Photo by Feasting At Home
If you’re in search of a hot meal to warm up on a chilly day, combine leftover ham and veggies into a delicious Ham and Vegetable Soup:
Photo by A Family Feast
Let your extra vegetables become the star of the show in these quick and easy recipes for leftover holiday sides! Turn those leftover roasted veggies into stunning a vegetable tart (or veggie pizza, if you’re feeding kids!) with this recipe for Roasted Vegetable Tart with Caramelized Onions and Feta.
Photo by Ali Stafford
Re-heated mashed potatoes are never as good as they are fresh out of the oven – so transform them into creamy Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs for a fresh breakfast or snack!
Photo by Faith Durand
There are plenty of ways to use all those Christmas cookies or leftover candy canes you have lying around. Take a peek at one of these recipes for ways to reuse your holiday sweets:
Cookies going stale? Crumble them into a pie crust, add some egg nog, and in no time you have a No-Bake Leftover Christmas Cookie and Eggnog Pie in your fridge!
Photo via Epicurious
We’re firm believers that chocolate never goes out of season, and Peppermint Bark Cookies are the perfect way to use up any leftover candy canes, too!