Unless the person cooking Christmas dinner has a crystal ball and precise portion control, it’s inevitable that there’ll be some leftover food. Rather than throw it away or feed it to the dog, however, you can take those Christmas leftovers and turn them into something delicious the next day. From imaginative ways to keep enjoying the turkey to clever hacks to use up leftover Christmas pudding, we’ve rounded up the best recipes to make use of all those Brussels sprouts, chocolates, and gravy that are just too tasty to see go to waste.
We can take inspiration from our American friends, too, with ways they use up Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce leftovers. Read ahead for recipes galore, and be warned, you might just want to cook up a Christmas dinner early so that you can start feasting on the leftovers.