Leftover Holiday Roast Recipe Ideas
Nov 25, 2020, Updated Jul 14, 2021
You have a pile of leftover turkey, ham, or other holiday roasts and you’re looking for ideas. We have you covered with a few of our favorite leftover holiday roast recipes. And while ours were smoked, these work for any roasts.
If you are like us, you buy a lot of food to make sure you don’t run out for any given holiday. But inevitably, you have leftovers and looking for fun ways to use them (aside from the typical turkey sandwich). There are only so many turkey and cranberry stuffing sandwiches you can handle. Here are a collection of our favorite leftover recipes that range from Turkey to Ham, to Prime Rib.
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Leftover Turkey Recipes
The ideas are endless when it comes to leftover turkey recipes. And often any chicken dish can easily be substituted with the turkey (as is the case with some of these). That is what we do in our household.
It’s worth noting that chili is good, no matter what is in it. But when we have leftover turkey, chili is one of the first things we turn to.
This first one is inspired by my family recipe growing up.
Green Chili Turkey Recipe
Just sub leftover turkey for ground turkey in this hearty chili.
Smoked Turkey Chili with Serrano Peppers
The Greatest Dip Ever!
Truly the ultimate use for leftover turkey. Perfect for the Buffalo wing fan. We go all in on flavor for this dip!
Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip Recipe
Skip the sausage and add turkey to this oh-so-indulgent beer cheese dip.
Smoked Sausage and Hatch Chile Beer Cheese Dip Recipe
Wait, what? Yes, a salad with leftovers can be delicious. These may be chicken recipes, but you can sub any of them for turkey.
Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Pecans and Balsamic Dressing
And really you can make anything Buffaloed! Just swap out chicken for turkey.
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Salad
Leftover Ham Recipes
There is nothing like a smoked ham or ham roast. The salty flavor and juicy texture are amazing. But there are also some really fun ideas for leftovers too.
When I think of ham, I can’t help but think of brunch. And a breakfast hash with smoked ham is absolutely incredible!
Smoked Ham Breakfast Hash
Swap the salmon for ham, and Boom! Benedict of Dreams!
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
How about a French inspired ham sandwich from our friend Chef Billy Parisi?
Croque Monsieur Recipe
Or maybe one from Kentucky?
Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich Recipe
Leftover Prime Rib Recipes
It’s common to have those extra slices of rib roast laying around. So grab some bread and get busy making some incredible sandwiches.
Prime Rib Sandwiches
Nothing says leftover prime rib like a hearty sandwich. There are an infinite number of combinations for the tender and juicy flavor.
Prime Rib Steak Sandwiches
It’s fair to say, a dipped sandwich requires good beef. So why not use prime rib?
French Dip Sandwich Recipe with Au Jus
How about taking those delicious rare cut slivers of prime rib and turning them into a fajita?
Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas Recipe
Or maybe sub the tri tip for the rib roast.
Easy Grilled Tri-Tip Fajitas Recipe
Leftover Brisket Recipes
Yes, there are a lot of people that make brisket for the holidays. And we have one article on all of our favorite leftover brisket recipes. But the number one recipe for leftover brisket has to be chili. Our chili has one many awards for us and our readers.
Smoked Brisket Chili Recipe (recipe and video)
The ideas go on and on… We’ll keep adding our favorites from Vindulge and the web as we eat our way through some great leftover holiday roast recipes. Feel free to share your favorite uses for leftover roasts, and maybe we’ll try it!