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There’s only so many turkey sandwiches and rounds of cheese and biscuits you can have before post-Christmas mealtimes start to become a little too samey. Fortunately, there are heaps of delicious dishes that can be knocked together with your unwanted Christmas leftovers and we’re not talking turkey curry or bubble and squeak either.

We’ll guide you leftover by leftover, to turn those unwanted scraps into dishes so tasty that the fact that they are leftovers will be instantly forgotten.

Let’s get inventive.

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Turkey Cacciatore

This classic Italian cheese and tomato bake is one of the most easily adapted dishes going. You'll need an onion, a couple of garlic cloves, some tinned tomatoes, mozzarella and breadcrumbs and you've got the base of the dish made. Then all you have to do is add your chosen leftovers - we're going for a handful of shredded turkey - and bake for 20 minutes until the cheese starts bubbling.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out BBC Good Food.

Turkey Tagine

Moroccan tagines are classically cooked with chicken thighs or lamb shanks but there's nothing to say that you can't use turkey pieces instead. Grab yourself some peppers, an onion, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, stock, olives, lemon and some store cupboard herbs and spices; throw in your turkey and simmer for around 20 minutes.

This speedy tagine makes for a spicy alternative to the usual Christmas leftover recipes and goes perfectly with a side of cous cous.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out Great British Chefs.

Crispy Hoisin Turkey and Pancakes

Who said crispy Chinese pancakes had to be stuffed with duck? Hoisen sauce coated twice roasted turkey tastes equally as delicious. They're pretty simple to make too. Just take about 300g of meat from a leftover turkey thigh, a bottle of hoisin sauce, a cucumber, some spring onions and a pack of Chinese pancakes. Coat the shredded turkey thigh in the hoisin sauce and roast in the oven for around 20 minutes and you're done. Delicious.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out Gourmet Mum's blogpost on British Turkey's website.

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Ham and Leek Pie

A British classic, this ham and leek pie is also great with shredded chicken and mushrooms too. Choose whether you want to go all out and make your own pastry, or keep it simple and buy the pre-rolled shop bought stuff (we won't judge you). Then chop up your ham and leeks into bite size chunks and make your sauce using butter, garlic, tarragon, creme fraiche and chicken stock. The pie will take around 25 minutes to bake in a preheated oven and goes beautifully with creamy mashed potatoes and tenderstem broccoli.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out Tesco Real Food.

Ham and Mushroom Tagliatelle

One of the most simple dishes going, all you need to create a delicious ham and mushroom tagliatelle dish (aside from the obvious ham, mushrooms and tagliatelle) is an onion, some garlic, a pot of creme fraiche or cream, dry white wine, parmesan, oregano and seasoning. The whole dish takes around 15 minutes to make and should be served with garlic bread and the rest of the white wine you opened to cook it.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out Tesco Real Food.

Ham Hock Soup

A staple winter warmer, ham hock soup is one of the more traditional ways to use up leftover Christmas ham but tastes so good we still had to include it in our leftover recipe round-up. To make the broth you'll need a large soup pan, butter, frozen peas, stock, double cream, garlic, parsley and seasoning. As your ham is already cooked the soup will be ready in a flash, just add the shredded ham and served with toasted baguette.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out BBC Food.

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Cheesy Potato Croquettes

A childhood favourite, these cheesy potato croquettes are great fun to make and taste incredible too. Perfect for enjoying as a snack or using as a side dish; this is an ideal way to use up those leftover roast spuds. Just mash the roasties -crispy bits and all-, mix in a handful of grated cheddar, season, and use your hands to form them into croquette cylinder shapes or balls. Next roll the croquettes in flour, then egg, and then breadcrumbs. Fry for 3-4 minutes in pre-heated oil or in a deep fat fryer.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out Mark Hix's recipe via The Independent.

Breakfast Hash Browns

Traditionally made with grated potato, we think leftover roast potatoes will add even more flavour to these hash browns. Mash the potatoes to the finest consistency you can manage and chop an onion into tiny pieces too. Add an egg to this mixture and season well. Then form the potato mix into hash brown shapes and shallow fry for two to three minutes on each side and you're done - as simple as that.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out BBC Food.

Red Cabbage and Potato Hash

A tasty accompaniment to leftover Christmas ham or turkey, red cabbage and potato hash will easily use up any roast potatoes you have got going spare. Cut the roasties into smaller chunks and cut up a red cabbage into thin strips. In a frying pan with melted butter, mix the cabbage and potatoes together and serve once crispy. This dish goes great with a fried egg too.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out BBC Good Food.

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Roasted Vegetables Frittata

Leftover Christmas dinner vegetables tend to get thrown straight in the bin but there's actually so much you can do with them. Take a roasted vegetable frittata for example, you can make this with whatever vegetables you have leftover - already cooked or still raw. Peppers, courgettes, aubergines and red onions may be the classic combo but there's no reason why you couldn't use parsnips, butter nut squash and broccoli instead.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out the Food Network.

Veggie Pasties

A vegetarian take on the traditional Cornish pasty, these are the perfect excuse for using up any leftover onions, carrots, swede, squash and other veggies you have going spare from your Christmas dinner. Buy ready made pastry or have fun with the kids and make your own, then fill with whichever veggies you like. You could even add in some chopped ham or shredded turkey too if you fancy a meaty version.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out the Vegetarian Times.

Bacon, Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Crumble

A sure fire way to get everyone eating their Brussels sprouts, this wintery crumble tastes a million times better than it sounds - trust us. All you need is some mushrooms, streaky bacon (leftover pigs in blankets, anyone?), double cream, mature cheddar, onion, garlic, nutmeg and the crumble topping and you're all set. This dish can easily be used as a meal in itself or served with mashed potato and extra veggies.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out the Good Food Channel.

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Stilton and Cranberry Toastie

Does anyone ever remember to get the cranberry sauce out on Christmas Day? Not to worry though, it goes brilliantly with a hunk of creamy stilton or a few slices of brie in a toasted sandwich. Pop out to get a fresh baguette or stock up on part-baked loaves before Christmas so you're all set once the craving for a cheesy cranberry toastie arrives.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out BBC Good Food.

Cheeseboard Souffle

Stilton, brie and cheddar is the classic combination for this timeless classic but really any varieties of cheese you have lying around after Christmas will work just as well. You'll need unsalted butter, breadcrumbs, flour, milk, eggs, herbs and seasoning and your cheeses of choice. Just don't be tempted to open the oven door before the soufflés are ready in case they flop!

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out Sainsbury's Live Well For Less.

Cheese and Onion Tart

Another teatime classic, a cheese and onion tart is a brilliantly simple dish, perfect for those days after Christmas when you just can't manage another rich meal. Whip up the tart using onions, egg, double cream, pre-rolled pastry and whichever combination of leftover cheeses takes your fancy and enjoy with a crisp side salad.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out BBC Good Food.

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Christmas Pudding Ice Cream

There's only so many helpings of Christmas pud you can indulge in before just the thought of the fruity sponge makes you feel that little bit too fun. When this starts to happen, it's time to mash up the Christmas pudding and turn it into ice cream. Yes, ice cream. You'll need crumbled leftover Christmas pudding, custard, whipped cream and a splash of either brandy, rum, whiskey or Baileys. The simplest recipe, it only takes minutes to make but you will have to wait for it to freeze before you get to enjoy it - there's always a downside.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out Love Food Hate Waste.

Nutty Toffee Cake

Perfect for using up all of those leftover nuts lying about in bowls all over the house, this delicious nutty toffee cake is a classic tea time treat. Aside from the nuts, you'll be needing butter, brown sugar, eggs, dates, flour and maple syrup. The cake is relatively easy to make and the whole family can get involved and make it together.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out Rachel Allen's recipe via the Good Food Channel.

Mince Pie Fridge Cake

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a few too many boxes of mince pies. It's the food item that everyone brings over when they pop by for a pre-Christmas drink, yet no one ever seems to actually eat them. Not to worry though, they can easily be turned into a tasty mince pie fridge cake by mashing them up and mixing in a few extra ingredients. Grab yourself some chopped dark chocolate, a handful of pecans and the zest of one orange and you're good to go - this speedy cake doesn't even require baking.

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out Katie Bryson's recipe via the Good Food Channel.