Top 4 Greek Recipes for Leftovers

Traditional Greek cooking relies heavily on stovetop and oven casseroles - dishes that often taste better on the second day. But even Greek cooks end up with some leftover foods. Start with your leftovers, then use these Greek recipes to provide the solution.

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    Puff Pastry Pot Pie's
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    Wrap pieces of leftover beef or lamb roast in phyllo pastry (homemade or store-bought) and bake with a fabulous selection of herbs and spices to create a classic meat pie (kreatopita, say: kray-ah-TOH-peetah).

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    Cheese pie
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    This is a great solution for leftover steamed or boiled vegetables: The recipe calls for a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce made with a combination of sharp and mild cheeses. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower, sprinkle with even more cheese, and bake. (And it's terrific with broccoli, too!)

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    Pita wraps are easy to make with your choice of fillings or use leftover lamb, chicken, pork, or beef. These are fun for the family: place ingredients on plates on a table and let everyone make their own.

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    This creamy sauce has a lemony taste that works wonderfully with most vegetables. Use it to give a special touch to vegetable leftovers containing ground meat, rice, or just plain veggies where the lemon taste will blend.