9 Vegan Recipes You Can Make From Your Christmas Leftovers (That Don't Taste Like Leftovers)

(Updated November 17, 2020) | Less is more. This saying is often not adhered to during Christmas feasts, where the food pile seems endless. Food waste has long seemed inevitable. But no longer. Reduce the food waste created from Christmas leftovers by repurposing them into delicious vegan dishes the whole family can enjoy. Here are nine vegan recipes to inspire you.

9 Vegan Recipes You Can Make From Christmas Leftovers


1. Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Use up all those leftover mashed potatoes by making these delicious-looking pancakes! Serve with vegan sour cream and gravy for an even richer post-Christmas dish.

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2. Vegan Egg Fried Rice

You can use up all your leftover rice in the most delicious way. The best part, is that it only takes half an hour to make.

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3. Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Got wilting mushrooms and spinach lying around? Or the leftover remains of a rice dish? This dish fixes all of those issues.

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4. Seitan Sauerkraut Sandwich

The seitan in this recipe is interchangeable for any leftover vegan meat you have. Burger patties, cold cuts, seitan, roasts and more!

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5. Leftover Lentil and Rice Meatloaf

It’s too easy to cook way too much rice and lentils. Swim yourself out of the lentil and rice overdose by repurposing them into this tasty meatloaf.

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6. Vegan Couscous Salad

Add your leftover roasted veggies, nuts, and chickpeas to this light yet filling and flavorful dish.

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7. Smashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Cashew Butter

Trying to finish leftover roasted potatoes is so last year. This spin on boring baked potatoes will ignite a new passion for repurposing leftovers.

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8. Leftover Vegan Turkey Sandwiches

Make use of your leftover plant-based turkey, cranberry sauce, and gravy this year by whipping up this vegan sandwich. With all the tastes of a Christmas feast stacked in between two pieces of bread—you’ll be reminiscing about this meal for months to come.

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9. Vegan Monte Cristo

Is your fridge still billowing with leftover vegan ham? Try making this flavor-packed fried vegan ham and cheese sandwich! The bread is fried to a crispy, golden perfection in a vegan egg mixture with seasonings like paprika, salt, and pepper. Serve with potato chips for a hunger-pleasing meal that is sure to have you savoring every last bite.

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