Bowl of lamb curry with flatbread and rice

Easter leftover recipes

Make the most of leftover Easter lamb, potatoes, chicken and chocolate with our easy recipes. Try curries, pie, stir-fries, desserts and more.  

46 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of leftover roast lamb with this flavour-packed leftover lamb curry. Serve with naan bread and basmati rice for an Indian feast

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love using up leftover chocolate in this clever no-bake Easter rocky road. Make a sweet treat filled with mini eggs from BBC Good Food reader Zara Gilford

30 mins
Easy
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21 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This spin on cottage pie is a great way of using up leftover meat and potatoes

35 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover chocolate from Easter eggs to make an indulgent hot chocolate. Top with squirty cream and marshmallows for a truly decadent drink

5 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover poached salmon in this stylish main-meal salad with punchy dressing

30 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of Sunday's leftover roast lamb in this colourful spiced rice one-pot from BBC Good Food Magazine reader Karolina McCallan

50 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Got leftover Easter eggs to use up? Try incorporating them into an easy no-bake vanilla cheesecake. Chill the cheesecake overnight for the best results

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bubble & squeak should be on everyone's radar come Christmas time – it's a great way of using up leftover mash, sprouts and cabbage

30 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Roasted peppers, olives and paprika give this bake tons of flavour. It's a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken too

40 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These pocket-sized pasties make an old favourite portable

55 mins
Easy
31 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Create the perfect cookie with a soft, chewy centre and crisp outer edge. Mini eggs, white and dark chocolate chunks make them an indulgent Easter treat

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover cooked potatoes and turkey in these spiced filo pastry parcels, then serve with tangy mango chutney

1 hr
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Want to make the most of your leftover roast chicken? All you need is a pad Thai sauce and oodles of noodles to transform your chicken into something exciting

30 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This stir-fry is low in fat and calories. Use a lean cut of meat and combine with plenty of vegetables to get four of your recommended 5-a-day

40 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Spice up leftover cooked salmon in these simple, freezable fishcakes with cooling raita

30 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of leftover roast turkey with this creamy fricassee. It's delicious served with potatoes or pasta, and ideal for using up turkey from Christmas dinner

20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This attractive chocolate treat makes a perfect alternative gift instead of Easter eggs, and it's easy enough for kids to make too

25 mins
Easy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This Sri Lankan dish uses leftover roast lamb, curry spices and flatbreads, fried together with egg and veggies in a delicious coconut-y supper for two

45 mins
Easy
99 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Everyone loves crispy cornflake cakes, whatever their age. Get the whole family in the kitchen to make these simple bites

15 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Loaded with chocolate eggs and chicks, this is the ultimate Easter centrepiece - an 'eggstra' special treat for afternoon tea or dessert

1 hr
Easy
148 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover chicken in this rustic soup with garlic yogurt. Best served with cheese scones

50 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Grate potatoes into a hash brown-style patty and cook in the oven for a convenient and tasty side dish

1 hr and 50 mins
More effort
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Indulge at Easter time with these decadent chocolate pots made with custard and crème fraîche. Top with crushed mini eggs, hazelnuts and sprinkles

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
37 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These easy, budget-friendly chicken quesadillas make a quick lunch for two or a simple party snack and are a great way to use up leftover roast chicken

16 mins
Easy
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