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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

4.796115

(103 ratings)

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

Chocolate & banana French toast

4.416665

(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

4.59722

(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

3.466665

(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

4.625

(8 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

4.27778

(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

4.2

(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

3.6

(5 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

(15 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

3.5

(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

4.9375

(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

3

(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

4.64

(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

4.333335

(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

4.25

(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

4

(5 ratings)

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

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