We’re planning ahead this year, so we’ve collected 5 interesting turkey leftover recipes in preparation for the days following Christmas Day.
With all that rich food it’s sometimes nice, after the festivities are over, to eat something simple and nutritious – leftover turkey is an ideal ingredient for this!
If you like the look of any of the recipes below you should still have time to check your cupboards for any extra ingredients you will need.
Turkey Leftover Recipes: Pies
The first recipe is a simple turkey and leek pie which we found on Jamie Oliver’s website.
It’s got a nice Christmas attach with the inclusion of chestnuts, but other than that is just a straightforward, no-nonsense pie. Just what’s needed after a review days of excess.
It looks delicious (see the photo at the top of this post!) and should have a bit of a kick from the addition of Cajun spices and jalepenos – it also requires a cup of beer (Guiness or Brown Ale), so what’s not to like?
Turkey Leftover Recipes: Soups
This substantial, wholesome turkey soup will make a lovely lunch or light supper in the days following Christmas.
Rice and chickpeas feature in this dish which will help it fill the gap, and the addition of fresh coriander or parsley should give give it a lovely flavour.
For something a bit different we like the look of this recipe, a turkey soup with a bit of a Middle Eastern flavour.
Yoghurt, chickpeas and mint all go into this soup which make it sound like a refreshing change to the usual post christmas diet of cheese and biscuits.
Despite sounding exotic none of the ingredients should be too hard to find – if it helps think of this recipe as a fancy Cream of Chicken soup!
Turkey Leftover Recipes: Curry
No collection of leftover turkey recipes would be complete without a curry, and we’ve found a couple of them on David Smith’s excellent Curry House website.
The page also includes a recipe for Gajar Halwa – an exotic alternative to christmas pudding. You never know, we might give it a go next year!
Do you have any favourite leftover turkey recipes?
For many of us a turkey sandwich is the extent of our recipe ideas for leftover turkey – if you have a favourite way of using up leftover turkey get in touch and let us know.
As you can imagine, it’s a question we often get asked!