All the presents are opened, most of the family has gone, the good tidings of Christmas still in the air, but everything begins to settle down just enough for you to catch your breath. But then you glace to the kitchen and now there’s the cleanup. The mess, dishes, the leftover food- don’t let it steal your joy!
We’ve put together a list of great ideas that will help you to wow your holiday guests! Of course, you absolutely could just eat the leftovers again, and again, and again. But, it’s 2018 (almost 2019), folks! And it’s the perfect time to be “extra”, y’all.
You probably have an Instant Pot. Maybe you even got one for Christmas! If so, you should check out all of our other pressure cooker recipes. It’s a great place to start because we aim to make family-friendly recipes that are easy and you should have all the ingredients already in your pantry!
Instant Pot Christmas Leftovers
- Egg Bites – Keto, Low-carb, Gluten-Free
Use that leftover ham to make these healthy, delicious, low-carb Egg Bites for breakfast-to-go or as a yummy snack!
- Turkey Soup
This turkey soup with an Enchilada twist is loaded with protein and bursting with flavor. Your taste buds will be begging for more!
- Jalapeño Ham and Cheese Macaroni
Take mac and cheese to the next level by adding that leftover pressure cooker ham and jalapeño peppers. While you’re cooking up these Instant Pot Christmas Leftovers, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to spice up this classic dish!
- Turkey Corn Chowder
This hearty soup is rich and full of flavor and the perfect comfort food for when it’s cold outside!
- Pumpkin Brownies (Vegan)
Transform your leftover pumpkin puree into this moist, fudgy and all that is decadent chocolatey goodness!
- Scalloped Potatoes
Use that leftover ham in these creamy, cheesy potatoes!
- Ham and Bean Soup
Heart-warming and oh so yummy, this soup tastes like it’s been simmering all day and yet is ready in about an hour.
- BBQ Pulled Chicken Street Tacos
Fun, flavorful and full of vibrant color, the party is just beginning with this dish! You’ll definitely want to put it on this week’s menu!
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- Chicken Crust Pizza
Low-carb and keto-friendly, this pizza crust is a surprise because guess what? It tastes like chicken! 😉 It’s a delicious low-carb alternative.
- Cauliflower Soufflé (low-carb)
Deliciously cheesy and oh so simple to make! The perfect side dish compliment.
- Turkey Chili with Andouille Sausage
Packed with spicy Andouille sausage, green chilies, corn, and fritos – what an awesome way to use up some of that leftover juicy turkey!
- Low-Carb Zuppa Toscana
This soup will transform your leftover cauliflower into something that is rich, creamy and superbly delicious. It’s the bomb diggity!
What are your favorite ideas to use up leftover foods? Will you be cooking up any of these Instant Pot Christmas Leftovers?
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