Boxing Day Buffet Ideas

A Boxing Day Buffet is the best thing ever on Boxing Day. It is a delicious way to use up all the Christmas leftovers and indulge for another day over Christmas.

Here is my recipe for what I include for our boxing day buffet, but the best part is picking and mixing your favourite things. I have rounded up a range of Boxing Day buffet ideas and recipes that would be perfect for including in your boxing day buffet.

If you are looking for more party food and leftover ideas check out my Christmas Graze Table.

boxing day buffet laid out on a beautiful wooden table with a mix of food

It is the time in our family when the extended family meet up, and bring their different leftovers and the day is filled with food, drinks and games.

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boxing day buffet with fresh carrots, sausages rolls, leftover turkey wraps,

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What do guests serve on Boxing Day?

On boxing day, most people serve their guests a mix of Christmas party food and a buffet of Christmas day leftovers. I hate to see food go to waste so this is a perfect option for using up what you’ve got and extending the Christmas magic to Boxing day.

Its especially fun if all the family meet up and get to enjoy the range of what has been cooked and enjoyed on Christmas day.

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What do you eat on Boxing Day?

The best thing to serve on boxing day is to serve up a mixture of Christmas day leftovers in a buffet style. Think hot sausage rolls, turkey salads and leftover roast potatoes. I also like to use up leftover mincemeat by making mincemeat and puff pastry desserts.

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How do you make Boxing Day special?

You can make boxing day special by creating loved traditions and I love creating traditions around food. Getting everyone excited to have that one food we only have on boxing day is a great way to continue the Christmas magic and make Boxing day special.

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What do British eat on Boxing Day?

British people eat a mix of foods on boxing day, some families swear by leftovers and bubble and squeak. Whereas others prefer a buffet of finger food, sausage rolls, cocktail sausages and mince pies.

Boxing Day Buffet Ideas

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A Boxing Day Buffet is the best thing ever on Boxing Day. It is a delicious way to use up all the Christmas leftovers and indulge for another day over Christmas. Here is my recipe for what I include for our boxing day buffet, but the best part is picking and mixing your favourite things. I have rounded up a range of Boxing Day buffet ideas and recipes that would be perfect for including in your boxing day buffet.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Buffet, Dinner, Lunch, Nibbles, Party Food
Cuisine British, English, International

Equipment

  • Large Chopping Board (or plates or layer greaseproof paper on the dining table and add everything on top)
  • Bowls (mix of shapes and sizes)
  • Plates (mix of shapes and sizes)
  • Cutlery
  • Napkins

Instructions
 

  • There are many options on how you can lay out your buffet.
  • You can have everything on individual plates and bowls. Fill in any gaps with fresh foliage.
  • Or you can lay out layers of greaseproof paper on your table and layer the buffet. I would any bread, mince pies, vegetable sticks and any fresh fruit on the paper. I would then use bowls and plates for everything else.

Notes

It’s great to have a mix of sweet, savoury, hot and cold items on your buffet table.
Pickles and chutneys are always a favourite in our house.
TOP TIP – make sure you don’t use any real red berries from your Christmas foliage when you decorate your Boxing Day Buffet table as they are often poisonous.

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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