7 Ways To Use Christmas Leftovers

After the holidays pass we are left with mounds of boxes, crumpled up wrapping paper, new presents and more leftovers than we can hardly handle. This year, transform your holiday leftovers from drab day-old food into delicious new dishes that you and your family will be more than excited to eat. If you are like us and have a plethora of ingredients like ham, turkey, veggies, eggnog and candy canes hanging around the house then you will be set to make the following recipes we came up with and borrowed from some of our favorite food blogs. Click on the author’s link to find each of the 7 ways to use Christmas leftovers. We hope you enjoy!

Eggnog French Toast Bake: Recipe by Fifty-Two ThursdaysIMG_1553

My mother in-law gave me the idea to try this out (Thanks Paula!) with our leftover Eggnog. It is seriously so good! This dish would also make a perfect breakfast dish on Christmas morning, there is always next year!

 Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups of egg nog
  • ⅓ c sugar
  • ¼ nutmeg
  • ¼ cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 loaf of french bread, Hawaiian rolls or any other bread you have left over cut into 1 inch cubes (I used leftover Hawaiian rolls)
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • sprinkle with chopped walnuts mixed with cinnamon sugar to create a thin layer


  1. in a large bowl combine eggs, egg nog, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zest and vanilla
  2. toss in bread cubes and cover completely
  3. place in a greased baking dish evenly and pour any remaining egg nog mixture
  4. cover the dish and place in the fridge overnight
  5. mix brown sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl
  6. uncover french toast and sprinkle top with cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts
  7. preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  8. bake for 45 minutes uncovered

Ham and Swiss Quiche: Recipe by Martha Stuart 73462dbe537ece80ef6a23b442dff3f4

10 Min Turkey Salad Sandwiches: Recipe by The Every Girlaa4bf9b9bf3ed4303e1ac42d76514ab4

Oreo Peppermint Bark With Leftover Candy Canes: Recipe by A Southern Fairytale 89ffd7595cc8237768eeade68ef792e1

Peppermint Brownie Trifle: Recipe by Dashing Dishpeppermint-trifle-main

Leftover Turkey Bahn Mi Sandwich: Recipe by Jamie Oliver 1028_1_1386760901_lrg

Turkey Pot Pie Soup with Biscuit Croutons: Recipe by Cooking and Beer

Happy Repurposing!


Sarah and Michelle

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