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.
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.