Left Over Turkey and Ham Recipes

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Ensure none of your lovely leftover Christmas lunch meat goes to waste, with these delicious turkey and ham recipes.

Turkey and ham are an integral component of Christmas lunch and dinner – not to mention Boxing Day leftovers – but what do you do with all the leftover turkey and ham after the Christmas period? In previous years I’ve had heaps of lovely leftover Christmas meat, which inspired me to find some very yummy and practical ways to use it all up!

I hope these tasty ham and turkey recipes help you use up all your lovely leftover Christmas meat, whilst also delivering some easy fuss-free homemade dinner ideas for your family.

Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Wraps

These wraps are super simple and an incredibly tasty way to use up your leftover Christmas turkey meat.

  Find this Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Wrap recipe here.

Turkey Cranberry and Brie Wraps

Baguette Pizzas

Pizzas are a great way to use up leftover meat from Christmas – and the combinations are near endless! I love the idea of making pizzas on baguettes like these. Simple and super tasty!

  Find these Baguette Pizzas recipe here.

Baguette pizza recipe for leftover Christmas meat

Roast Pumpin, Spinach & Turkey Pasta Bake

This bake is a delicious way to use up some left over Christmas turkey meat! The roast pumpkin, spinach and turkey make this creamy pasta bake very flavoursome indeed.

  Find my Roast Pumpkin, Spinach and Turkey Pasta Bake recipe here.

Roast pumpkin and turkey pasta bake

Greenie Zucchini & Ham Potato Patties

Team these patties with a fresh salsa and you have a delicious dinner, lunch, or afternoon snack option for the whole family.

  Find this Greenie Zucchini and Ham Potato Patties recipe here.

Greenie zucchini and ham potato patties

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie

Mix up the traditional chicken pot pie recipes by adding in turkey instead. Create as mini pies or use a large casserole dish to bake a big family pie.

  Find this Cajun Turkey Pot Pie recipe here.

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie recipe

Turkey, Mozzarella & Kale Pesto Panini

This panini looks so good, and is a great way to use up your leftover Christmas meat. Combine your turkey with this delicious looking pesto, or team leftover ham with a cranberry sauce instead.

  Find this Turkey, Mozzarella and Kale Panini recipe here.

Turkey, Mozzarella, and Kale Pesto Panini

Ham, Cheese & Pineapple Muffins

These muffins are freezable and perfect for afternoon snacks or school lunchboxes. Bake up some of these babies with your leftover Christmas ham, and you’ll be able to stock up the freezer for the kiddies at the same time!

  Find my Ham, Cheese and Pineapple Muffins recipe here.

Ham, Cheese and pineapple muffins recipe

Turkey Ramen

This recipe looks so simple! Throw your turkey into a pot with a few other ingredients to make the stock, and then serve with noodles, shredded turkey, crisp bacon, and a hard boiled egg. Yum yum!

  Find this Turkey Ramen recipe here.

Turkey Ramen recipe

Turkey Enchiladas

This easy Turkey Enchiladas recipe is perfect if you have a lot of turkey leftover from your Christmas lunch. Add in a little cheese and some black beans and you’ve got yourself a pretty yummy dish!

  Find this Turkey Enchiladas recipe here.

Turkey enchilada recipe

Turkey Pizza

Pizzas are a great way to use up leftovers. This BBQ pizza with turkey and cheese looks simple to make, yet pretty satisfying too!

  Find this Turkey Pizza recipe here.


Left Over Christmas Ham Cobb Salad

This Cobb Salad will allow you to use the food you have in your fridge. The crispy greens, tasty left over ham and vegetables will make a lovely fresh salad that can be served with or without dressing, and as the main course or as a side.

  Find my Left Over Christmas Ham Cobb Salad recipe here.

Christmas ham leftover cobb salad

Turkey Bubble & Squeak With Crispy Ham Shards

A recipe that is perfect for using up both your turkey and your ham leftovers from Christmas! A super easy meal that can be prepped in 5 minutes and cooked in 15.

  Find this Turkey Bubble and Squeak with Crispy Ham Shards recipe here.

Turkey bubble and squeak with crispy ham

Turkey & Sweet Potato Frittata

Not only is this an incredibly quick and easy dinner idea, it’s also Paleo, which is great if you’re needing to cater to a variety of different diets over the Christmas holidays.

  Find this Paleo Leftover Turkey Sweet Potato Frittata recipe here.

Paleo leftover Turkey and sweet potato frittata

Ham & Zucchini Pikelets

A super easy recipe that makes a filling breakfast, or doubles as a healthy afternoon snack for the kids. Serve with a spoonful of herbed yoghurt.

  Find my Ham and Zucchini Pikelets recipe here.

Ham and Zucchini Pikelet recipe

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is the perfect classic dish to serve up morning, noon or night, and you can’t go wrong when teamed with leftover Christmas ham.

  Find this Classic Eggs Benedict recipe here.

Eggs Benedict recipe with turkey or ham

Turkey Noodle Soup

The good thing about a noodle soup, is that if your Christmas meat didn’t turn out exactly how you wanted, then it’ll probably still produce the perfect meal when added to a noodle dish.

  Find this Turkey Noodle Soup recipe here.

Turkey Noodle soup broth recipe

Easy Samosas

Eat as an entree or make these yummy turkey samosas your main meal by teaming them with a simple salad. Tasty, easy to make, and a great way to use up your leftover Christmas turkey. These would also work just as well with your leftover Christmas ham.

  Find this Easy Turkey Samosas recipe here.

Easy turkey samosas recipe

Ham & Asparagus Ricotta Tarts

Turn your leftover Christmas meat into a delicious dinner idea that is fit for friends and family. This Ham and Asparagus Ricotta Tart certainly ticks all those boxes.

  Find this Ham and Asparagus Ricotta Tarts recipe here.

Ham and asparagus ricotta tarts

Ham & Cheese Toastie

If in doubt, the good old fashioned ham toastie never disappoints! Add in some delicious cheese and you have yourself a winning combination.

Ham and cheese toastie

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Turkey Salad with Cranberry

Salads are a yummy and healthy way to use up your turkey and ham after Christmas – plus they are an easy go-to meal when the weather is warm.

  Find this Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette recipe here.

Turkey salad with cranberry

What meals will you make with your leftover Christmas meat?

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