Delicious Ideas for Christmas Leftovers

Turn your holiday feast into an irresistible second meal with these top recipes.


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Southwest Pork Salsa Stew
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Southwest Pork Salsa Stew

    Leftover pork combines with edamame and zucchini to make a hearty stew. Cumin and cilantro-flavored salsa add a dash of heat, while fresh mango adds a touch of sweet.

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No-Fuss Calzones

    These cheesy calzones take just six ingredients to make, including leftover meat or veggies.

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Italian-Style French Dips

    Simply shred two cups of leftover beef or pork for hearty sandwiches you and your family will love.

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Broccoli and Chicken Casserole

    Leftover broccoli and roast chicken combine to create this delicious main-dish casserole. Pantry-ready ingredients such as cream of mushroom soup and dry noodles make it convenient to make.

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Country Italian Beef Stew

    Dazzle them a second time with this hearty stew -- an ideal way to use leftover Christmas beef roast. Red wine adds richness to the broth, while basil adds brightness.

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Skillet Beef Stew

    Chase the winter chill away with this down-home favorite -- beef and vegetables served over leftover mashed potatoes.

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Greens, Eggs, and Ham Sandwich

    For a sandwich that sings, layer leftover ham with nutty Gruyere cheese, peppery arugula, and soft-cooked egg on whole-grain bread.

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Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

    Leftover chicken bakes with two cheeses, pasta, and Italian seasoning into a hearty casserole they'll love.

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Mediterranean Beef Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    Tangy lemon vinaigrette adds a delicious kick to this simple salad of mixed greens, broiled steak, juicy tomatoes, red onion, and creamy feta.

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Ham and Cheese Lasagna

    This fresh twist on lasagna features leftover ham, tomatoes, two cheeses, and mushrooms. Dry red wine adds richness to the sauce.

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Sauteed Pork and Pear Salad

    Toss leftover pork with fresh pears and chopped hazelnuts for a delicious day-after salad. A mix of spicy mustard, honey, pineapple juice, and olive oil makes an irresistible dressing.

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Split Pea Soup

    This hearty meal-in-a-cup is chock-full of delicious things that meld together beautifully -- leftover ham, split peas, carrots, celery, and onions.

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Fireside Beef Stew

    Chunks of beef, potatoes, squash, and green beans make this hearty soup a classic comfort food.

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Cuban Fried Rice

    This simple supper requires just seven ingredients. Fresh pineapple tempers the spice of chopped jalapeno peppers, while chunks of ham make it nice and filling.

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