Using Christmas Leftovers and New Year's Recipes (2024)

Easy recipes to use all of those Christmas leftovers and New Year’s recipes that your party guests will love! Make your holiday leftovers delicious!

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Using Christmas Leftovers and New Year’s Party Recipes!

Leftover and Holiday Party Tips:

Here are some extra recipes to use those Christmas dinner leftovers and other holiday leftovers and also some dips to serve at your New Year’s get together.

  • This is an unexpected canape and a handy little finger food:
    • Roll about 1 teaspoon full your favorite cream cheese dip into a ball. Press it between two walnut halves. Lay on a platter to serve.
  • Save dry cereal odds and ends to add to your Chex mix when you make it.
  • Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting it in the fridge. It will keep much longer.


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(For Using Leftover Ham)


Sheala’s Easy Ham and Noodles Recipe

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This easy ham and noodles casserole recipe is quick and easy and kids love it! Just 5 minutes preparation to a tasty meal without a lot of work!

  • Author: Sheala Cooper



1 (8 oz.) pkg. egg noodles or pasta, cooked
1/2 lb. ham, chopped
1(10 3/4 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix the first three ingredients together in a casserole dish.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, until warmed.
  4. Top with cheese.
  5. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

You may add 1 package of any vegetable.

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
(For Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes)

3-4 cups mashed potatoes
4 oz. cream cheese, softened in the microwave
1 clove of garlic or 1 tsp. garlic powder, to taste
1 cup Mexican cheese blend, shredded

Mix potatoes, cream cheese and garlic. Place in a 1 quart greased baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted.

Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2/3 cup sliced almonds

Grease a Bundt or tube pan with butter and press almonds into the sides and bottom.


1 package yellow cake mix
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 cups eggnog
2 eggs
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Prelheat oven to 350°. Beat everything together until smooth. Pour into a prepared pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

David’s Favorite Dip

1 jar Kraft Old English cheese spread
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup nuts, chopped

Mix ingredients. Roll into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Serve with chips.

Most of the time we just mix it and serve in a bowl without wrapping it.

Blue Cheese Dip (Jill’s favorite)

1 stick butter (not margarine), softened
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2 oz. crumbled blue cheese
1/2 small package (2-3 Tbsp.) slivered almonds, toasted*
2 Tbsp. chopped ripe olives

Mix everything. Chill. If you want to make a ball or log then don’t mix in the almonds. Instead, make your cheese ball or log and then roll it in the almonds.

*To toast your almonds, lay them on foil or a pan and heat in a 400° oven until brown. Watch carefully.

Serve with chips.

This dip tastes like some very expensive ones that you can buy pre-made. it is a perfect holiday recipe! Be sure to use dried herbs and not powdered herbs. Dried herbs are the bigger flakes that haven’t been finely ground.

Herb Dip

1 clove garlic, crushed or garlic powder
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. each of dried basil, dill weed, marjoram, thyme,

Blend all ingredients together. This will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.

Here’s a recipe for you fruit lovers! It’s a great recipe to make to use all of those fruit plate Christmas leftovers!

Cinnamon Sour Cream

1/4 cup sour cream
2 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg

Mix and serve with fresh fruit. You can use this as a fruit salad dressing. too. If you decide to use it as a dressing, you can use canned fruit and garnish with the coconut and/or toasted chopped almonds or nuts.

You can make EASY and delicious meals at home in less time than eating out! You’ll save a ton of money on food and your family will thank you!

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