Reduce Christmas food waste: Easy leftover turkey pate recipe

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Save money by reducing your Christmas food waste. This pate recipe is so quick and easy and can be made with turkey or chicken. It’s a great way of using up leftover meat, especially over the Christmas period!



75g butter

1 large onion, chopped

400g roughly chopped cooked turkey or chicken

60ml single cream

60ml dry sherry

2 tbsp flat leaf parsley

sea salt/black pepper to taste



Heat a frying pan (medium heat) and add the butter and onion. Stir well, cover and cook gently for 10 minutes until the onion is transparent.

Remove from the heat and tip into a food processor with the meat. Blitz into a chunky puree then add the rest of the ingredients and blitz again until smooth.

Spoon into a serving dish or little ramekins, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Serve with toast, crackers or chunky bread, it’ll serve 4-6 people.


Looking to reduce your Christmas food shopping costs? Check out: Christmas on a budget: 20 ways to save money on your Christmas food shop.

Aiming for a more eco-friendly Christmas? You’ll want to read: 25 ways to have an eco Christmas – and save money too!

Or looking to celebrate on a tight budget? Read: Christmas without money – 30 tips for a DIY family Christmas on a small budget.


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