Turn Christmas Leftovers Into ‘Bestovers’

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If you’ve mulled over what to do with Christmas leftovers, step right up! We have the solution. We’ve picked our four favourite roasts and the team at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel have made amazing ‘bestovers’ meals with them. Even if the likelihood is that there will be no leftovers, make sure you ferret away a little roast meat while no one’s looking, trust us, these delicious recipes are worth it.

What to do with Christmas leftovers

Roast Gammon

What to do with Christmas Leftovers gammon
What to do with Christmas Leftovers | Creamy penne pasta

ROAST RECIPE: Honey and Cherry Roast Gammon with Knodel and Glazed Carrots

It wouldn’t be Christmas without gammon! We love gammon and we love this recipe.

BESTOVERS MEAL: Creamy Penne Pasta with Gammon and Mushrooms

When you come down from the high of Christmas Day, you may want something simple and comforting. This penne pasta bowl is just that. Be generous with the gammon and top with loads of freshly grated Parmesan.


Roast Lamb

What to do with Christmas Leftovers: Roasted Lamb
What to do with Christmas Leftovers| Lamb Salad

ROAST RECIPE: Greek Style Lamb Roast

The Greeks certainly know how to make lamb; this inspired recipe is ridiculously good!

BESTOVERS MEAL: Summery Shaved Lamb Salad

Lamb makes for an excellent salad, as the richness of the meat is cut by the freshness of the salad. This one is full of tasty morsels and the dressing is unbelievable!


Roast Turkey

What to do with Christmas Leftovers: Roast Turkey
What to do with Christmas Leftovers: Turkey Sandwich

ROAST RECIPE: Traditional Turkey with Bacon and Apple Stuffing

Turkey is a festive must! This bird is succulent, full of festive flavour and totally delicious.

BESTOVERS MEAL: Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

This one is really guided by what you have in your fridge and is only limited by your imagination. We have a few of our favourite ingredients in this version but go wild!


Roast Pork

What to do with Christmas Leftovers: pork roast
What to do with Christmas Leftovers: pulled pork tacos

ROAST RECIPE: Roast Pork Loin On The Crown With Roasted Stone Fruit

Roast pork is beautiful served on the crown. The roasted stone fruit add sweetness and beautiful pops of colour.

BESTOVERS MEAL: Pulled Pork Loin Tacos

One of our favourite ways to enjoy leftover pork is to use it in pork tacos, a little Mexican vibe and lots of flavour. Delicious!


Want to see more roast inspiration, check these roast recipes and our favourite sides.
Need dessert ideas? Check out our favourite Christmas desserts.

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