Here are three delicious new leftovers recipes to try out during the holidays
As much as we love Christmas dinner, using up those leftovers is sometimes even better. Below are three quick and easy leftovers recipes to enjoy on those lazy in between days during the holidays.
Leftover Cranberry Sauce Overnight Oats
This overnight oat recipe from Alena Menko is the perfect breakfast to enjoy on St Stephen’s Day to keep those delicious Christmas dinner flavours alive for longer.
- Cranberry Sauce
- Rolled oats
- Chia seeds
- Greek Yoghurt
- Mix together the oats, Chia seeds, milk and Greek yoghurt.
- Store the oats mixture in an airtight container in the fridge overnight or for at least two hours.
- Top the oats mixture with leftover cranberry sauce and walnuts.
Cheeseboard Macaroni and Cheese
Instead of dumping that leftover cheese from your cheeseboard, this delicious Macaroni and Cheese recipe from Elena Silcock is easy to make and serves four.
- 350g pasta
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (optional)
- 3 tbsp plain flower
- 500 ml milk
- 250g mix of cheeses you have around, with extra hard cheese for the topping
- Cook the pasta, drain and set aside
- Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the garlic and cook for a min until softened, then add the mustard powder and cayenne pepper and cook for 1 min more.
- Add the flour and stir to make a paste, cooking for about 1 min, until the mix starts to bubble a little.
- Take off the heat and gradually pour in the milk, whisking with every addition so the sauce doesn’t go lumpy.
- Return to the heat and cook for 5 mins until thickened, then add the cheeses, stir until melted, and fold in the pasta.
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the pasta into a baking dish, and top with additional cheese, preferably some hard cheese such as cheddar or parmesan, then bake for 25-30 mins, until golden and bubbling.
- Allow to cool for 10 mins or so then serve.
Leftover Turkey loaded Nachos
For chilling out, watching Christmas films, these leftover turkey loaded nachos by Samuel Goldsmith are the perfect snack to enjoy.
- 250g left over roast turkey, shredded
- 1 1/2 tsp fajita seasoning
- 1/2 lime, juiced (optional)
- 170g slightly salted tortilla chips
- 200g tomato salsa
- 150g cheddar, grated
- 4 spring onions, sliced
- 150g sour cream
- 50g pickled jalepenos
- Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Combine the turkey, fajita seasoning and lime juice, if using, then set aside.
- Arrange half the tortilla chips over a large baking tray in a single, even layer.
- Spoon over half the turkey mixture, half the salsa, half the cheese and half the spring onions.
- Top with the remaining tortilla chips, then repeat with the rest of the turkey mixture, salsa, cheese and spring onions.
- Bake for 15-20 mins until the cheese has melted and everything is warmed through. Spoon over the soured cream and jalapeños before serving.