Christmas is fast approaching, and with it the vexing question of what to do with the leftovers? These muffins are perfect for a lazy brunch a few days after Christmas and will happily use up the last slithers of turkey, dregs of cranberry sauce, crumbles of Stilton and an optional handful of sweetcorn. You could also add the last chunks of your Christmas ham.
Serve warm and enjoy with a large pot of coffee whilst reading the paper, or arguing about which of the many repeats to watch on telly later in the day.
Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes
Here are some more ideas for using that leftover turkey – remember that you can also substitute turkey in any recipe that uses leftover chicken!
- Leftover turkey curry recipe
- Leftover turkey pasta bake
- Leftover turkey biryani
- Leftover turkey stuffed baked potatoes
- Leftover turkey soup
- Leftover turkey pies
- Leftover turkey frittata
- Leftover turkey croquettes
- Leftover turkey slaw
Recipe: Turkey, Cranberry & Stilton Christmas Brunch Muffins
- 170 g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 50 g leftover turkey
- 1 tbs sweetcorn (optional)
- pinch salt
- 125 g milk (soy or dairy)
- 42 g sunflower or vegetable oil
- 1 tbs cranberry sauce
- 50 g crumbled Stilton (using the rind is fine)
- Preheat the oven to GM5/190C/375F. Line a muffin pan with paper cases, or prepare a silicone mould.
- Pour the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Pour the wet ingredients into a jug and gently whisk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold together (the batter should be lumpy and mixing should take no more than 15 folds). Dollop the mixture into your usual muffin pan. Put a spoon of Stilton onto each muffin and prod it so it partially sinks into the batter. Bake at GM5/190C/375F for 25 mins until risen and the cheese is golden.
- Turn out and eat when still warm.
Great idea! In Italy I will use parmisan as cheese!
Great idea but with Parmisan in Italy! Ciao, Marica
Sarah, Maison Cupcake
On paper a turkey muffin sounds rather odd but I really like the sound of these – savoury muffins are always my favourites and I’m wondering why I’ve never featured any on my site now.
Wow – I didn’t know you could use the rind from Stilton in cooking! Will definitely try these.
I love having muffins for breakfast. I often bake a batch and grab one as I am running out the food. These are a fantastic entry for the No Waste Food Challenge as they use several festive leftovers that tend to linger in the fridge. Thank you for joining in Helen. x
excellent idea… much better than the classick leftover sandwich. I’d love to try these warm with a side of cranberry sauce!
Let me know how you get on with them!
#1 Tastee Corner
Now I wish I were planning a Super Bowl party — this would be a great treat!
I’ve made savoury muffins before with ham and cheese but it never occurred to me to try turkey – what a good idea! Thanks for entering Alphabakes.
We loved them Caroline, perfect for all those leftovers!