Top 4 Greek Recipes for Leftovers

Leftover greek cheese pie uncovered and sliced

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Traditional Greek cooking relies heavily on stovetop and oven casseroles and 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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    Leftover Roast: Greek Meat Pie With Phyllo Crust

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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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    Leftover Cauliflower (Or Broccoli): Greek 3-Cheese Bake

    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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    Leftover Cooked Meats: Greek Pita Wraps

    Greek pita wraps with french fries

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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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    Leftover Veggies: Greek Avgolemono Sauce on Top

    Greek Avgolemono Sauce on fish and greens

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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.