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.
- Thai curry rissoles or croquettes are an easy and delicious way to make the most of your leftovers. Switch chicken for turkey for an economical and unusual meal that’s full of fabulous flavours.
- Classic chicken stock is rich, golden, impossibly delicious chicken stock, made on the stove top in the traditional way. Use it to enhance all sorts of savoury dishes for the most delicious and natural flavours.
- Here are all my favourite leftover roast chicken recipes for fuss-free, quick and easy delicious mid week meals and more. Equally applicable to turkey!
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.