Leftovers recipes: How to avoid food waste

Avoid food waste by following our series on commonly leftover ingredients. Our resourceful recipe suggestions should eliminate any surplus.

Cheese and chive mash with bacon

How to use up leftover chicken

Canny ideas for making the most of your bird. 

Leftover roast chicken pad thai

How to use up leftover bread

10 recipes to inspire you to use your loaf.

Bread and butter pudding


How to use up leftover lamb

Ideas for leftover roast meat, from kebabs to pasties and beyond. 

Leftover lamb and potato pie

10 ways with turkey leftovers

Tasty turkey treats to help you use up every scrap. 

Leftover turkey soup

Top 10 ways to use up ripe bananas

Go beyond banana bread to use up a browning bunch. 

Brilliant banana bread

Top 10 ways to use up celery

Turn this abundant bulb into something special. 

vegetable stock

Top 10 ways to use up cream cheese

Put those last few spoonfuls to good use in a sweet bake or savoury sauce. 

Easy carrot cake

Top 10 ways to use up egg whites and yolks

If separating eggs is a familiar kitchen task, try one of our suggestions to use up whites or yolks. 

Separating eggs

Top 10 ways to use up mashed potato

Use your mash in sweet and savoury dishes. 

Cheese & chive mash with bacon

Top 10 ways to use up pesto

The trusty Italian green sauce goes a long way. 

Wild pesto

How to use up leftover anchovies

This canned fish is versatile, thrifty and delicious. 

Anchovies in tins

How to use up leftover chocolate video

Go cocoa loco over our ideas for using up leftover chocolate. 

Crispy chocolate fridge cakes

25 ways to use up leftover ingredients

Novel ways of using up common leftover ingredients. 

Griddled lettuce and peas


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wooz
18th Jun, 2014
How about anchovies or capers? I always have loads left after partifcular recipies that I don't make often.
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