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  • This is a really quick and tasty Boxing Day treat which uses up leftover turkey, and can be served with any leftover green veg. Make sure you have some crusty bread for dipping in the sauce too!
  • Bubble cakes are a fantastic adaptation to the classic "bubble and squeak". You can use up the leftovers from a roast with this dish. For best results use leftover mash potato from a recent roast, although mash which you have frozen will also work.
  • This light moist tray bake uses up a whole orange including the skin and it is perfect eaten cold or can be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Cost per recipe £1.52/ per serving 12p
  • This recipe from Rachel book The Little Paris Kitchen is a great way to use up mushrooms, crème fraîche and parsley.
  • This impressive dish is interesting enough to serve to friends, amazingly filling and nutritious, and suitable for vegans. Best of all, you need hardly any ingredients - as long as you’ve got a jar of peanut butter you’re well on the way…
  • This is a great way to use up leftover fish fish fingers.
  • If these are made small enough they make lovely ‘spicy chicken balls’ – perfect size for children (maybe go lighter on the chilli) or party nibbles.
  • This is a lovely Italian salad - The dish is lovely if the beef is slightly rare. The canellini beans also make it a hearty meal
  • Make the most of leftovers from a Christmas meal by combining cooked turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing in these festive pasties. They can also be frozen before cooking so any you don’t need won’t be wasted.
  • Brussel sprouts tend to have the Marmite effect on people. You either love them or hate them. In the Bangers & Mash house we fall firmly on the ‘love them’ side of the fence. Even the children. Miss Bangers was asking me to buy some in the greengrocer just the other day.
  • Vegetarian Haggis is great in leftover dishes, give this one a try!
  • A great way to use up leftover haggis, neeps and tatties!