Leftover Recipes: Pork Leftovers, Turkey Leftovers and More!
If you cook, you likely end up with some leftovers. In fact, most of us could save a ton of money just by figuring out how to avoid throwing away leftover food!
- What to do with Leftover Hotdog and Hamburger Buns
- Food Storage Tips
- Cooking with Leftovers
- More Ways with Leftovers
- Using Things Up - What to Do with Odds and Ends
- Using Up Leftovers with Soup
- Turkey Leftovers, and Chicken Too
- Pork Leftovers
A key part to using things up is to know what you can substitute instead of what you don't have!
Recipes using Leftover Beef
Recipes for Leftover Chicken and Turkey
- Baked Chicken Chimichangas
- Chicken and Corn Chowder
- Chicken Curry Salad
- Chicken Salad with Tarragon and Fruit
- Chicken Divan: Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Chicken Quesadillas
- Chili Chicken Casserole
- Creamed Chicken on Rice
- Creole Chicken
- Fried Rice
- King Ranch Chicken Casserole
- Leftover Turkey Sandwich Spread
- Middle East Chicken Soup
- Pasta with Chicken and Artichoke Sauce
- Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
- Turkey Casserole
- Turkey Hash
- Turkey Shepherd's Pie
- Turkey Skillet
- Turkey Soup
Recipes with Leftover Vegetables
- Use mashed potatoes to make potato croquettes
- Cut large pieces of skin off potatoes and make potato skins
- Leftover baked potatoes make great hash browns
Don't Throw Away that Old Bread
Bread is something that people often throw away as it goes stale or moldy, but then they turn around and buy croutons and breadcrumbs! Learn to make your own before the bread goes moldy, but once it's past its prime in terms of freshness. I always have a bag of bread crumbs in the freezer and make croutons at the drop of a hat for soup and salad. The other day I had two slices of sourdough bread that were drying out and I was making a simple vegetable soup. I buttered the bread, sprinkled with some parmesan and then put it in the oven to crisp up. When the soup was done, I put a slice in each bowl! What a huge flavor addition!
Here's an idea for making your own seasoned bread crumbs but you really don't need a recipe. You can add these to soup, vegetable gratins, etc.
For croutons, cube the bread (or hot dog buns, etc.) and toss with some olive oil and the seasonings of your choices. I like some garlic powder and parsley at the least. But I also find this is a great way to use up the odd herb combinations you might have bought. Cook them in a skillet or bake them in the oven, depending on whatever else you're doing.