29 Leftovers Recipes

  • 01 of 05

    29 Leftovers Recipes

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    Leftover Turkey Salad. Elaine Lemm

    Two issues surrounding food are in the news, it seems, almost daily. The rising cost of food and food waste. In Britain and Ireland we waste a shocking amount of food. Instead, why not turn it into a new meal or dish as it is surprisingly easy to do. Take a look at the following recipes and you will see how to do this and not only will you feel better when you do, you will save money too. What are you waiting for?

    And, if you this leftovers recipes are dull, take a look at the salad on this page - it is made using leftover turkey!

    Asian-Spiced Turkey Salad

     Next Page: Leftovers from Sunday Lunch

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  • 02 of 05

    Leftovers from Sunday Lunch?

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    Posh Bubble and Squeak. Photo © Elaine Lemm

    Sunday Lunch is such an institution on these shores, you will not be surprised to learn there are many recipes inspired by the Sunday Lunch.

    Shepherd's Pie Recipe

    Cottage Pie Recipe

    Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

    Bubble and Squeak

    Fancy Bubble and Squeak

    Leek Bubble and Squeak with Ham and Poached Egg

    Stovies Recipe

    Next Page: Leftover Chicken and Turkey

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  • 03 of 05

    Leftover Chicken and Turkey Recipes

    Finished the roast chicken or turkey at Sunday lunch but there's still a lot of chicken on the carcass? Simply strip the meat away and use in a sir-fry or in salad recipes like the aforementioned  Asian Spiced Turkey, Cranberry Salad.

    Coronation Chicken Recipe

    Coronation Turkey Recipe

    Pan-fired Turkey with Brie and Cranberry

    Turkey or Chicken Strudel Recipe.


    Never throw the carcass away. Chicken and turkey carcasses have tons of flavour in them and make great stocks. Save the carcass in the freezer until you have enough to make a big batch of stock . Making stock is so easy and makes a far superior product than any stock cube ever can.

    Next Page: Make a Pie, Pasty or Tart

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  • 04 of 05

    Make a Pasty, Pie or Tart with Your Leftovers

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    Creamy Leek Tart. Photo Credit Elaine Lemm

    Leftovers really come into their own when you marry them up with pastry. A simple pasty is made easily with a little leftover mince or even fish. Pop leftover vegetables into a quiche or vegetable tart. Make your own pastry, then it is even cheaper still. Many of these recipes call for fresh vegetables, simply substitute with your leftover veg or vegetables in the chiller drawer which are just slightly past their best.

    Cornish Pasty.

    Pear and Cheese Tart

    Leek and Dolcelatter Tart

    Tenderstem Broccoli and Salmon Tart Recipe

     Pumpkin, Tenderstem and Pine Nut Tart Recipe

    Next Page: Using Up Bits and Bobs

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  • 05 of 05

    Other Leftover Bits and Bobs

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    Fresh Berry Pavlova. Photo © Julia Khusainova - Getty

    Little bits of cheese make A Cheese Souffle

    Leftover bread Bread and Butter Pudding or cod with a herb crust or Bread Sauce

    Egg Whites. Well of course anything with Meringue, Queen of Puddings an Eton Mess

    A bit of stale cake - Quick, Easy Trifle

    One final word. When working with leftovers it is imperative the food has been stored properly (not left sitting on the kitchen counter for days on end) and cooked right through on reheating.

    Danilo Alfaro, About's Guide to Culinary Arts , has all the information you need on food safety.