Fresh Recipes for Holiday Leftovers
Got a fridge full of leftovers? Make the most of your leftover ham, turkey, and trimmings with these fresh meal ideas. Since most of your ingredients are already cooked, each recipe is fast and easy to prepare.
- Monte Cristo Sandwich
Our recipe video shows you how to make a quick, hot sandwich kids love.
- Ham Roll Up Snacks
This light finger food is a fast fix for the post-holiday munchies.
- Quick Ham and Potato Soup
The ham's flavor completely infuses this delicious soup, which only needs 25 minutes to cook.
- Ham Pasta Salad
This is an easy meal to pack in everyone's lunch.
- Fettuccini with Mushroom, Ham and Rose Sauce
Tomato cream sauce tempers ham's saltiness, and can be made with jarred spaghetti sauce for ease.
- Turkey Noodle Casserole
Use cooked noodles to get this meal on the table in under half an hour.
- Turkey & Swiss Sandwiches
These sandwiches beat plain old deli-meat variety, especially if you add a little cranberry sauce.
- Crispy Turkey Tostadas
Shredded leftover turkey tops homemade tostadas in this Tex-Mex favorite.
- Turkey-Stuffed Bell Peppers
Simply pop shredded turkey and veggies in halved bell peppers, and bake for 15 minutes.
- Turkey Pot Pie
Toss your leftovers into uncooked store-bought pastry crusts for an easy family meal.
- Soutwestern Turkey Soup
This simple soup is the best way to keep turkey moist and tasty. Toss in whatever vegetables you have left for a hearty winter dish.
- Shepherds Pie
Your mashed potatoes and stuffing will make an easy and satisfying wintertime casserole.
- Veggie Pot Pie
Hearty winter veggies are perfect for baking under a store-bought pastry crust.
- Minestrone Soup
Place your cooked veggies in a pot. Add stock and tomatoes. Bingo: simple soup.
- Fried Rice
Even wild-rice stuffing can be turned into a fast and tasty Asian-style meal.