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Leftover bread recipes

39 Recipes

Discover inventive ways to use up leftover bread. We have various takes on bread & butter pudding, French toast, bruschetta and great ideas for breadcrumbs.

Bread pudding

4.78866

(97 ratings)

This simple bake is lovely with tea, or custard or ice cream for dessert
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Chocolate & banana French toast

4.333335

(12 ratings)

An indulgent treat for when you're in need of a sweet fix - chocolate and banana sandwiched in fried bread
  • 18 mins
  • Easy

Panettone pudding

4.57639

(72 ratings)

This is a posh version of bread and butter pudding, rich with cream and vanilla - great for using up any excess Christmas panettone
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Easiest-ever bread pudding

3.433335

(15 ratings)

The ultimate in quick comfort food - only five minutes to prepare, perfect to pop in the oven before the main course
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Bread & butter pudding

4.75

(5 ratings)

Transform a stale loaf into this comforting, traditional British dessert, layered up with a rich vanilla custard, dried fruit and lemon zest
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hot cross bread & lemon pudding

4.25

(18 ratings)

Use up your leftover fruit buns in this sumptuous spin on traditional bread and butter pudding - a great spring bake
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Build-your-own-bruschettas

4

(5 ratings)

Pick your favourite toppings and serve up a fun light supper, suitable for veggies and non-veggies
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Leek & tomato eggy bread bake

3.125

(4 ratings)

Use up leftover white bread in this cheesy bake with leeks and tomatoes- it's great served with ketchup
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Orange frosted panettone cake

4.2

(5 ratings)

If you’ve been given a panettone over Christmas but you’re not sure what to do with it, try this superfast, special stacked cake
  • 12 mins
  • Easy

Avocado panzanella

5

(10 ratings)

With just 20 minutes preparation and no cooking time you'll be able to whip up this colourful avocado and bread salad in no time...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas stollen pudding

5

(3 ratings)

Good Food reader Marion Biles shares her recipe for this creamy and luxurious pud using leftover stollen
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Baked ratatouille with lemon breadcrumbs

3.4375

(4 ratings)

The staple vegetarian dish is spruced up with a citrussy sourdough crust- chunkily chop your courgettes, onion, peppers and tomatoes for extra texture
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bread sauce

4.921875

(16 ratings)

A traditional Christmas sauce to serve with your roast
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Winter apple & squash panzanella

0

(0 ratings)

Give the classic Italian tomato and stale bread salad a seasonal twist with hazelnuts, cranberries, squash and apple
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Crisp chicken bites

4.757145

(70 ratings)

Summer holidays often mean kids friends are round for dinner, make sure there's something in the freezer with these yummy bites
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Crunchy almond panettone French toast

2.5

(1 rating)

If you're wondering what to do with your panettone leftovers, we've got the answer. It makes wonderful French toast as well as bread & butter pudding...
  • 23 mins
  • Easy

Hot cross bun & butter pudding

4.62

(25 ratings)

Like classic bread and butter pudding? Try this twist that uses hot cross buns instead – a great way to use up any Easter leftovers...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Cherry bruschetta

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Ripe sweet cherries, creamy ricotta and salty prosciutto combine beautifully on these little toasts - the perfect nibble for a summer party
  • 9 mins
  • Easy

Plum betty

4.1875

(4 ratings)

Plentiful and cheap, plums are full of flavour and goodness, so why not make them into a comforting pud?
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Fruity summer Charlotte

3.95

(5 ratings)

An easy and healthy pudding bursting with summer flavour, perfect for a family treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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