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Easy and Quick Recipes To Make With Holiday Leftovers - Megafurniture

Easy and Quick Recipes To Make With Holiday Leftovers

The time has come that we can finally rest easy after the hustle and bustle craziness that the holiday brings into our lives. But we know you’ll surely miss out on the gastronomical adventures you had with your family and friends. 

Speaking of eating adventures, have you checked your fridges lately to see if it's already full of holiday leftovers? Well, this can be the perfect time to do some food re-inventions. To help you out, Megafurniture has compiled five easy and quick recipes to make with some holiday food leftovers. Our list includes dishes most commonly prepared and served in Singapore during the festive season.


Turkey Fried Rice (Leftover Recipe for Roast Turkey with Asian Flavours)

Turkey Fried Rice (Leftover Recipe for Roast Turkey with Asian Flavours)

Do you still have that Roast Turkey dish from last Christmas Eve dinner in your fridge? Well, it's about time to put it out, lay it on your kitchen counter and re-invent it into a new dish. Does turkey fried rice sound just right for you? This quick meal is a perfect combination. We have the classic comfort of rice and the savoury goodness of roasted turkey in one. 


Quick and Easy Recipe For Your Leftover Roasted Turkey: 


Leftover turkey meat (shredded)

Cooked rice



Mixed Veggies like peas, carrots and corn

Soy Sauce

Sesame Oil


Spring Onions




  • Heat some oil in a pan and sauté garlic and onions until fragrant. 
  • Add the mixed veggies and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the shredded turkey meat and cooked rice.
  • Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil.
  • Push the rice to one side of the pan, crack a few eggs into the other, and scramble them. 
  • Once cooked, mix everything and season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onions.

Ham and Cheese Quiche (Leftover Recipe For Honey-Glazed Ham)

Ham and Cheese Quiche (Leftover Recipe For Honey-Glazed Ham)

We may all feel tired and lazy after the big Christmas celebration. And the last thing we need is another cooking frenzy in the kitchen.  So, if you need to fill your hungry stomach and are not in the mood to be a home chef, we have a quick and easy recipe for you here, perfect for your Christmas ham leftovers. Most of you would have hams in your fridges as a holiday aftermath. Who would not have it? It’s a holiday staple, after all.

Quick and Easy Recipe For Your Leftover Ham: 


Leftover honey-glazed ham (chopped)

Shortcrust pastry



Grated Cheese like Cheddar or Gruyere


Salt and pepper


  • Line a pie dish with shortcrust pastry.
  • Whisk together eggs and cream in a bowl, then stir in the chopped ham, grated cheese, and sautéed onions.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the mixture into the pastry-lined dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180’C (356’F) until the filling is set and the top is golden brown.



Chocolate Trifle (Leftover Recipe For Log Cake)

Chocolate Trifle (Leftover Recipe For Log Cake)

Log cakes are a favourite Christmas dessert in Singapore. We have pandan, durian or mango for its flavour. And we know that since it's a local favourite, you are keeping some slices for later. Have you thought of coming up with something new out of it? Another dessert? Well, we’ve got something for you here - the Chocolate trifle. It can transform your log cake into another decadent sweet treat.


Quick and Easy Recipe For Your Leftover Log Cake:


Leftover log cake (sliced)

Whipped cream

Chocolate custard

Mixed berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries

Chocolate shavings


  • Layer sliced log cake (cut) in a trifle dish or individual glasses.
  • Spoon over some chocolate custard, followed by a layer of mixed berries.
  • Add a layer of whipped cream.
  • Repeat the layers until the dish is full, finishing with whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings on top.

Curry Shepherd’s Pie  (Leftover Recipe for Curry Devil)

Curry Shepherd’s Pie  (Leftover Recipe for Curry Devil)

Another local favourite always present at the dinner table during the holiday season is the Curry Devil. It boasts the bold, tangy table of the curry that most Singaporeans love. And if you have some Curry Devil left in the kitchen, it's about time to repurpose it. Let’s turn it into something equally mouthwatering and delicious - the Curry Shepherd’s Pie. How quickly and easily can you cook it? Then, we’ll see once you follow our recipe below.

Quick and Easy Recipe For Your Leftover Curry Devil:


Leftover curry deveil

Mashed potatoes

Grated cheese

Bread crumbs


  • Place the leftover curry devil in an oven-proof dish.
  • Top with a layer of mashed potatoes.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese and bread crumbs over the mashed potatoes for a crunchy topping.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200’C (392’F) until the top is golden and crispy.

Fruitcake Bread Pudding ( Leftover Recipe for Fruitcake)

Fruitcake Bread Pudding ( Leftover Recipe for Fruitcake)

Let’s give a second life to the famous classic Christmas fruitcake, shall we? And what a perfect way to turn it into another sumptuous and rich after-meal treat than a bread pudding. And, ofcourse, we can call it the Fruitcake Bread Pudding with the added touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Quick and Easy Recipe For Your Leftover Fruitcake:


Leftover fruitcake (cube) 




Vanilla Extract




  • Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  • Add the cubed fruitcake and let it soak for about 30 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 175’C (347’F) until the custard is set and the top is slightly browned.

These recipes deliciously transform your holiday leftovers into new and delicious meals. It’s a delightful way to savour the festive season’s favourites in a fresh and comforting flavour.

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