Bread pudding cut into squares

Leftover bread 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.

179 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This simple bake is lovely with a cuppa. Or have it for dessert instead, with custard or ice cream

2 hrs
Easy
17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

18 mins
Easy
Advertisement
96 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
21 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

The ultimate in quick comfort food – only five minutes to prepare, perfect to pop in the oven before the main course

45 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Transform a stale loaf into a comforting bread and butter pudding. This traditional British dessert is layered with a rich vanilla custard, dried fruit and lemon zest

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
34 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

The ultimate grown-up comfort food, use leftover fruit bread or even croissants instead of the bread if you prefer

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Pick your favourite toppings and serve up a fun light supper, suitable for veggies and non-veggies

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
11 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Quick and easy to prepare, this dish makes a great family dinner to use up leftover bread

50 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
47 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A microwave pud that will have the family thinking you've been cooking for hours

20 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover bread in this crispy topping to liven up white fish

20 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These make a great lunch to use up leftover cheese

40 mins
Easy
41 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Our traditional bread sauce recipe is the perfect creamy accompaniment to your roast dinner. This easy bread sauce is sure to be a Christmas favourite

35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give the classic Italian tomato and stale bread salad a seasonal twist with hazelnuts, cranberries, squash and apple

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
79 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star 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
28 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

9 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Plentiful and cheap, plums are full of flavour and goodness, so why not make them into a comforting pud?

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Advertisement