Storing Christmas leftovers – top tips to make festive treats last for days

Christmas day is over but the festive period is far from done, and chances are that there’s still plenty of delicious food leftover from the feast yesterday.

With turkey to spare and roast potatoes aplenty, people around the country will this morning be starting to wonder how long they can store their surplus foods.

From gammon to stuffing, cocktail sausages to salmon, we’ve written a handy guide so you can find how long you’ve got to eat up the leftover Christmas food.

The good news is that most of your food will last for a long time, and with a little creative use of the microwave, you’ll be having pint-sized roasts for the rest of the week.

Turkey, goose or duck
Storage time fridge: three to four days

Storage time freezer: three months

Ham or gammon
Storage time fridge: three to four days

Storage time freezer: three months

Cocktail sausages
Storage time fridge: three to four days

Storage time freezer: three months

Stuffing
Storage time fridge: three to four days

Storage time freezer: one month

Potatoes
Storage time fridge: three to four days

Storage time freezer: ten months

Green Vegetables
Storage time fridge: three to four days

Storage time freezer: three months

Gravy
Storage time fridge: one to two days

Storage time freezer: three months

Cranberry Sauce
Storage time fridge: 10-12 days

Storage time freezer: three months

Salmon
Storage time: Two days, once opened.

Storage time freeze: not applicable once opened, unopened three months