Things To Do With… Christmas Leftovers

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! All that build up, months of planning, crafting, shopping, wrapping and baking… and it’s finally over for another year. If you’re anything like me, you bought far too much food and now have tupperware boxes full of leftover veg, cupboards bursting with Christmas chocolates, pieces of various cheeses wrapped in cling film and half full jars of condiments that only get eaten once a year. To help you clear out and avoid food waste I have found a collection of recipes to inspire you to use up all those Christmas leftovers…

 Vegetables 
Sweet Potato BrowniesChestnut, Sage & Parmesan Palmiers
Pasnip & Maple Syrup Cake Sweet Potato BrowniesChestnut, Sage & Parmesan Palmiers
Uses 250g parsnips Uses 250g sweet potatoUses 200g chestnut puree
 Carrot Cake
 Leek, Cheese & Potato Pie Bubble and Squeak PattiesCarrot Cake
 Uses 4 leeks and 3 large potatoes – or use half for a smaller pie Uses 1kg potatoes and 500g Brussel sproutsUses 325g Carrots
Potato & Leek SoupButternut Squash & Tomato Soup
Vegan Carrot Cake DonutsCheesy Potato & Leek SoupVegan Butternut Squash & Tomato Soup
Uses 100g CarrotsUses 3 leeks and 4 large potatoesUses 1kg butternut squash
  
Butternut Squash, Leek & Ricotta Lattice Pie  
Uses 2 medium butternut squash and 3 leeks  
  Cheese 
 butternut squash, leek and stilton tart
Asparagus & Stilton TartsButternut Squash, Leek & Stilton TartBrie, Leek & Onion Quiche
 Uses 60g StiltonUses 150g StiltonUses 6 large slices of brie
Cheese & Red Pepper MuffinsOnion Chutney & Cheese Swirl BreadCheese, Sundried Tomato & Pesto Scones
Cheese & Red Pepper MuffinsOnion Chutney & Cheese Swirl BreadCheese, Sundried Tomato & Pesto Scones
Uses 125g CheddarUses 100g cheddarUses 150g Cheddar
Cheese, Marmite & Potato Pasties  
Cheese, Marmite & Potato Pasties  
Uses 120g cheddar  
 Desserts 
 
Christmas Pudding TriflePanettone PuddingCranberry Sauce Muffins
Uses 500g leftover Christmas puddingUses 250g PanettoneUses 415g Cranberry Sauce
Stollen Muffins 
Stollen MuffinsVegan Mincemeat Plait 
Uses 60g marzipan & 25ml brandyUses 1 jar mincemeat 

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Let me know in the comments if you make any of these recipes and how they turn out!

More ideas for leftovers…

MarzipanStem GingerBlack Treacle

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. great ideas – I have cranberry sauce and brie so am eying off these tartlets – cranberry sauce is always hard to use once christmas is past – and I know I would love the leek, potato and cheese pie too!

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