Recipes for using up left over Christmas Meat

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Do you have lots of leftover Christmas meat and other leftovers that you want to use up?  There’s so much you can do with Christmas leftovers so that nothing goes to waste. Here are some yummy food ideas and recipes that you can do with your Christmas leftovers.

Leftover meat storage

We usually slice up all the meat so it’s easy to get to for future lunch and dinners.  I store them in airtight containers in the fridge to help keep everything fresh. You can eat them like this or get a little more adventurous and cook some new dishes with your Christmas leftovers.

{The Organised Housewife} Left Over Christmas Ham Recipes


Use up the ham in a quiche and add some salad leftovers from Christmas day to the side and you have a lovely light meal, which is perfect for after Christmas. View recipe here.

This Crustless quiche is super easy to make and takes little effort!!

Cheesy Zucchini & Ham Bread

Not only is this a great way to use up leftover Christmas ham, but it’s also a great way to use excess vegetables you have in the fridge. I used zucchini, corn, ham, herbs, spring onion, you could also add in capsicum. View recipe here.


Roast Pumpkin, Spinach and Turkey Pasta Bake

This pasta bake is a delicious way to use up some leftover Christmas turkey meat. A creamy and very flavoursome roast pumpkin, spinach and turkey pasta bake. This bake made enough for our family of 5 plus leftovers for the next day. Serve with salad and you can easily stretch it out to feed 10. View recipe here

{The Organised Housewife} Turkey Pasta Bake left overCobb Salad

This is a really easy and quick salad to prepare and a great way to use up leftover Christmas Ham or Turkey along with some salad items you may have in your fridge. View recipe here

{The Organised Housewife} Cobb Salad 2

Ham and Coleslaw Roll

One of my favourite lunches after Christmas is Ham on a fresh bread roll with coleslaw. I’m sure there will be some leftovers from Christmas so that you can make these rolls on Boxing Day.

{The Organised Housewife} Using up left over christmas meat turkey hamd 1

Leftover Ham Pizza

This was the kids favourite, a delicious ham pizza topped with whatever we had left in the fridge.  Usually, I make our own pizza base, but I was in a hurry this day and I purchased some pre-made bases from the supermarket.  Spread on some BBQ Sauce, 2 tablespoons grated cheese, ham, capsicum, salami, onion and cheese, then topped with more grated cheese, baked in the oven until golden.

{The Organised Housewife} Left over Christmas Ham Pizza

Ham and Corn Muffins

This is a delicious muffin, especially if you are introducing the kids to the world of savoury muffins.  It’s easy to make and freezable.  I take them out of the freezer in the morning, place into the lunchbox and by lunchtime, it has thawed. View the recipe here.{The Organised Housewife} Freezer Friendly Ham and Corn Muffins

What is your favourite recipe for leftover Christmas Meats?

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Kat December 23, 2014 - 8:22 AM

We’re having a bunch of friends over for New Years who are all going to stay over, so this year leftover ham will be used for ham & egg rolls on the bbq for the recovery breakfast!
And the turkey will be for sandwiches and for a brown rice, turkey & apple salad with cranberry sauce vinaigrette for Boxing Day dinner.

Bec @ The Plumbette December 23, 2014 - 10:29 PM

I’m baking my ham tomorrow and will definitely be using some if these recipes to use up the leftovers!


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