Oval baking dish of macaroni cheese with a spoonful taken out

Leftover cheese recipes

Love your cheeseboard leftovers. From melty macaroni cheese, toasties and tarts to fluffy soufflés, we've got fabulous ideas for fromage.

23 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

What better way to use up your cheeseboard after a dinner party than with a creamy mac 'n' cheese supper? Easy comfort food for a busy weeknight

1 hr
Easy
51 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Use up remnants of cheese in this delicious tart – a mixture of blue, creamy and cheddar works well

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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44 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A quick, thick Spanish omelette that's a brilliant way to use up leftover potatoes and cheese with eggs

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A toasted sandwich is a great way to use up cheeseboard leftovers and makes a delicious and thrifty lunch

15 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Use this as a basic recipe for eating up your Christmas leftovers. Shredded turkey would work well and you can even use up a mix of leftover cheeses

15 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A puff pastry turnover is always a good way of using leftovers - adapt the recipe to whatever cheese you've got

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this tasty cheese and garlic loaf to use up leftover cheddar and parmesan. It makes a great savoury snack, or an easy lunch with cold meats

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this potted cheddar as a Christmas gift, or serve with drinks, crackers and crusty bread after dinner. Ideal for using up cheeseboard leftovers

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Apples and cheese make perfect partners in this puff pastry tart, ideal for using up the remnants of a cheeseboard or leftover cranberry sauce. Serve hot or cold for a Boxing Day buffet

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Take a ham and cheese toastie to the next level with this croque madame traybake, ideal for brunch – and you can make the white sauce a day or two ahead of time

40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This luxuriously light soufflé is a good way to use up a selection of leftover cheeses

1 hr
More effort
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A toasted cheese sandwich that is anything but ordinary – oozing with camembert and topped with cranberry sauce to give it a Christmas kick

5 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Give brunch a sophisticated twist with celeriac, comté cheese and crunchy pumpkin seed fritters topped with quail's eggs

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This fluffy and filling meal for one uses up leftover ham or gammon and makes a great brunch served with baked beans

20 mins
More effort
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This simple and satisfying meal tastes as good as it looks - and uses up any leftovers from your Christmas cheeseboard

1 hr
Easy
17 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up any leftover cheese – blue, cheddar, red leicester... – in these melty baked sandwiches with soup

45 mins
Easy
65 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

An indulgent pasta dish that is quick and cheap to make

25 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

If you love dunking into a gooey baked brie or camembert, this cheeseboard-inspired dip is for you

38 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover roast potatoes on Boxing Day and make luxury potato skins with brie and truffle. The latter is optional, but Christmas is a time to indulge

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This speedy comforting snack has everything you want from a sandwich – melty cheese, salty ham and a touch of sweet fruit

10 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try these moreish savoury scones studded with chorizo and manchego and peppered with paprika. They're perfect as a snack, for teatime or for summer picnics

34 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These cheese-stuffed baked potatoes from Normandy make a great supper especially with a glass of cider

2 hrs
Easy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make a cheat's cheese sauce to whip up this favourite pasta bake in half an hour - add a twist with ham hock and peas

30 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of seasonal sprouts this winter with this tasty tart. It combines comté cheese and walnuts in a wonderful spelt and pumpkin seed pastry case 

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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