Plough through those Christmas leftovers with a smile on your face

No doubt you'll have cooked your Christmas turkey impeccably using this easy recipe but naturally, you've catered for about 10 extra people. 

 

If you don't want to chuck away the rest but you're just too tired to get creative with your cooking, don't worry, we've thought outside the box for you.

 

Here are 7 delicious recipes that look nothing like the stringy leftover curry you were thinking of making.

Cranberry, turkey and ham pie

A festive treat that will feed the army of family still knocking around the house, this creamy, filo delight is simple to assemble. The true genius behind it is that it would use up pretty much everything you're likely to have left over. Abundant cranberries, ham and leeks topped off with a crispy lid. Perfection.

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Turkey burgers

For a light post-Christmas lunch (remember those?) Healthy Recipes have got you covered. These little patties won't send your calorie count off the charts. Unless you round them off with half a selection box, that is. That's your call. 

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Bahn mi

The UK isn't the first nation to have use for leftovers; the people of Vietnam are pretty darn good at rebooting theirs too. If any member of the family has to drag themselves back to work between Christmas and New Year, popping one of these in their lunchbox will make you very popular indeed. You can assemble your variation on this delicious bite with a fresh baguette, paté, your turkey leftovers, coriander and some sweet and sour veg. Try this easy recipe.

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Chowder

This recipe for chicken chowder is easily adapted for bigger leftover bird. Gently flavoured with fennel and garlic it's a winter warmer that will see you through those sherry hangovers.

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Thai curry

Here's a Thai curry recipe to take your tastebuds back out of their comfort zone. We know, we know, we promised no curries but this is a cut above Auntie Janet's mysterious concoction. When you've got mouths to feed it's ready in 25 minutes. Just swap chicken for turkey. Easy!

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Stroganoff

Bet you didn't imagine your turkey leftovers finding their way into something so sophisticated, did you? Here's hoping you've hung onto your gravy, because this tasty dish has stock at its heart. It's all finished off by the star of the show: tangy cranberries. 

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stroganoff

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