The Best Boxing Day Recipes
Boxing Day is celebrated around much of the globe on December 26. Use the day to turn Christmas leftovers into soups, sandwiches and desserts, or try out some traditionally British dishes with these recipes from Food Network.
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Whip up this traditional British side as an accompanient to turkey or roast beef. The pudding, which is similar to a popover, is ideal for mopping up gravy.
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Leftover Pecan Pie Bread Pudding
Completely reinvent your leftovers: Fold pieces of leftover pecan pie into a bread pudding made from leftover dinner rolls and bake until golden brown.
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French Dip Sandwiches
Thanks to leftover roast beef, these toasty sandwiches come together in just 20 minutes.
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Welsh rarebit is toast with a savory cheese sauce served over the top. Alton's is made with beer-spiked cheddar; serve it over rye toast and you've got yourself a uniquely British snack.
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Grandma's Anything Goes Strata
Grandma knew how to make a hearty meal out of leftovers. This recipe is meant for riffing, so use any type of cheese, veggies, meat or bread you have on hand.
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Eggnog Monte Cristos
This recipe calls for ham, turkey and eggnog — and we're willing to bet you have almost everything you need on hand. Assemble these sandwiches after the Christmas celebration, then simply unwrap and cook just before the guests arrive for Boxing Day.
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Turkey Tortilla Soup
Hold on to your roasted turkey leftovers — including the bones to make stock — and make this spicy Mexican-inspired soup on Boxing Day.
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Popovers with Roast Beef and Horseradish
Patricia whips up a simple dough for the popovers, then tops them with leftover roast beef and horseradish. Serve these as a crowd-pleasing app, or include them in a Boxing Day buffet.
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Turkey Tetrazzini with Spinach and Mushrooms
Need an impressive throw-together dish? Combine leftover turkey with egg noodles, spinach and mushrooms, then toss with a simple cream sauce.
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Individual Ham Casseroles
Hosting Boxing Day brunch? Serve Ree's mini casseroles. With the help of leftover Christmas ham, these super-easy egg muffins are ready in less than an hour.
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Lentil Soup with Peas and Ham
Your Boxing Day menu needs this soup. Using leftover ham and veggies, it's simple enough to serve as an app or with sandwiches. But, if you're still stuffed from Christmas, it can also stand as a complete meal.
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Hot Open-Face Roast Beef Sandwiches
A combo of Dijon mustard, horseradish and gravy makes this sandwich extra flavorful.
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Turkey and Cheddar Quiche
Liven up your leftover turkey with a tasty quiche. Fresh dill and scallion add bright pops of green to this egg dish.
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Beef-and-Lamb Shepherd's Pie
Ground beef and lamb form the base of this traditional British casserole, which is topped with mashed potatoes and grated cheddar.
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Roast Beef and Camembert Panini with Arugula Aioli
Trisha dresses up her roast beef panini with gooey carmelized onions and a tangy arugula aioli. Creamy Brie adds the finishing touch to this impressive sandwich.
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