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Leftovers recipes

48 Recipes

Don't let anything go to waste with our top leftover recipes. Make satisfying pies, salads, puddings and pasta bakes from all your favourite ingredients

Use up all your extra ingredients with our leftover potato recipes. Make the most of your Sunday roast and try our leftover chicken recipes, our top leftover pork recipes, and our favourite leftover rice recipes.

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Spiced French toast

4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A quick treat that will help to use up Easter's leftover hot cross buns

15 mins
Easy

Creamy curried chicken & rice soup

6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use leftover chicken to make this Asian-inspired soup with rice. Simple to make, it's a filling bowl for colder evenings 

55 mins
Easy

Four & twenty chicken & ham pie

8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

There aren't any blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress with its layers of nuts, fruit, chicken and gammon

2 hrs and 15 mins
A challenge

Fridge-raid soup

4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make this soup recipe your own using up any bits and bobs you have. Make a tomatoey soup with leftover veg, then finish it with flavourful toppings

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian

Cheeseboard soufflé & seasonal salad

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

Lemon chicken soup

5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use up your leftover roast chicken to make this moreish lemon chicken soup. With added risotto rice, it's a healthy and filling dinner for four

40 mins
Easy
Healthy

Prawn & cod cakes

15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of leftover mash with these superhealthy fishcakes

55 mins
Easy
Healthy

Hot cross bread & lemon pudding

25 ratings 4.5 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

Leftover porridge pancakes

5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these pancakes using leftover porridge for an easy breakfast. Serve with berries and yogurt and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup 

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian

Grilled ham, egg & spiced oven chips

3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Use up the leftovers from a delicious home-cooked ham with this simple but classic supper

55 mins
Easy

Pork & slaw sandwiches

1 rating 1.0 out of 5 star rating

Turn your leftovers into something special with these lunchbox-friendly pork baps with tangy mustard

13 mins
Easy

Leftover lamb & potato pie

26 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

Honey-mustard chicken pasta

55 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This tasty pasta dish is a great way of using up your leftover chicken

20 mins
Easy

Cherry tomato & ham bread & butter bake

12 ratings 3.6 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

Marmalade & whisky bread & butter pudding

35 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

Klump

1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this German-inspired dish, packed with potatoes, bacon, pears and kale. It's a great way to get through leftovers – swap the bacon for ham if preferred

55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free

Porridge bread

2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Porridge eaters in the house? Use up cold porridge leftovers to make this easy porridge bread. Enjoy with butter and marmalade or with soup and sandwiches

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegan

Chicken, ham, leek & roast potato pie

12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This bake is a great way to use up leftover roast potatoes or gammon and can be made-ahead and frozen for convenience

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy

Versatile veg soup

102 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try a basic soup recipe that can be adapted for whatever veg you've got in the fridge. Serve with creme fraiche and fresh herbs

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Barney’s Monday night rice

108 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Throw together a tasty supper in less than thirty minutes with the Sunday roast leftovers

35 mins
Easy
Healthy

Ham, leek & potato pie

75 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover ham in this family dish - add some celery sticks or other veg to the sauce too, if you like

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy

Ham, cheese & mushroom turnovers

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

Spicy sweet potato hummus

2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Avoid waste and enjoy a filling snack by using leftover sweet potatoes in this hummus recipe – it has a spicy kick thanks to smoked paprika and chilli flakes

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free

Brie bruschetta with tomato, herbs & Serrano ham

6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These make a great lunch to use up leftover cheese

40 mins
Easy
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