If you are bored of making a Christmas leftovers sandwich every year, then why not give this Christmas Leftovers Pasta Bake a try. Leftover meat, vegetables and cheese can all be added, so nothing goes to waste. It freezes well too, so you don’t have to eat it straight away.
Christmas Leftovers Pasta Bake
There are a lot of amazing Christmas leftovers recipes out there, but some of them are pretty elaborate and require a lot of extra ingredients to be bought, and that’s not what using leftovers is all about. It should be quick, easy and budget friendly too.
This recipe uses up pretty much all your Christmas leftovers and the only extra ingredients needed are ones you that you probably have in your cupboard anyway, like some pasta.
We love a pasta bake. It’s one of the ultimate comfort foods and it doesn’t get much easier than just mixing it all together and throwing it in the oven. You can add some leftover turkey/chicken, any vegetables that didn’t get eaten on Christmas Day and those little bits left on the cheese board, grate them all up and put them on top of the pasta bake. The only leftovers I don’t recommend adding are chocolate, but what’s “leftover chocolate” anyway?
Also, you know all those different herbs that you buy for all those new recipes you try at Christmas? Well, don’t throw away half a bunch of 6 different herbs. Chop them all up and they can be thrown in too. This is a no-waste leftovers dish.
I know that some people don’t like leftovers, but we love them. I actually think some things taste better the next day. We are also big on not wasting food and the amount that gets wasted at Christmas time is just crazy. Even if you don’t think you will have time to eat this and are thinking about throwing your leftovers away, make this and then freezer it in portions. You will have a little bit of your Christmas dinner seeing you through the new year.
Just a quick post for you all today, as we have decided to let Avery hand make a lot of the Christmas cards this year. Christmas arts and crafts with a 1 year old are fun, but stressful too! There is glitter everywhere and I don’t think I will stop finding glitter on me. Maybe some pasta bake will help to ease the glitter-induced pain.
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Christmas Leftovers Pasta Bake
- 300 g Pasta shapes (whatever you have)
- 300 g Handfuls of shredded leftover cooked meat
- 300 g Chopped up leftover cooked vegetables (roasted carrots and parsnips, Brussels sprouts, brocolli, red cabbage)
- 200 g Light creme fraiche
- 3 tbsp Wholegrain mustard
- 100 g Fresh herbs, chopped
- 100 g Cheese, shredded or crumbled
- Add the pasta to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 12 minutes.
- Drain the pasta and add to back to a large pan and add in all the rest of the ingredients apart from the cheese. Mix well.
- Pour in to a large baking dish and then put the cheese on top.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 200c for 20 minutes.
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