Everyday Leftovers Recipes

Looking for recipes that will use up your leftovers? Allrecipes has more than 950 trusted recipes for everyday leftovers complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Incredibly Easy Chicken and Noodles

Rating: 4.54 stars
453
My aunt gave me this recipe. She is known for her chicken and noodles, and everyone thinks she makes them from scratch. This recipe is very easy and fast.

Bubble 'n' Squeak

Rating: 4.45 stars
169
Cabbage, bacon, ham, onion and leftover potatoes make up this tasty, easy dish. This is a great way to get the kids to eat cabbage. Using leftovers makes this main dish especially quick to make. I recommend using a good nonstick pan. Serve with ketchup, if desired.

Brunch Enchiladas

Rating: 4.42 stars
248
Enchiladas filled with ham, vegetables and cheese and baked in a creamy egg batter.

Chicken Chimichangas

Rating: 4.48 stars
199
Tortillas filled with a chicken, rice, beans and olive mixture - rolled, fried and topped with a piquant avocado mix, sour cream and cheese, all served on a bed of lettuce. Being raised 12 miles from the border of Mexico, I was brought up on Mexican food and learned how to make many of the dishes.

Turkey Pot Pie

Rating: 4.72 stars
422
A perfect way to use up left over turkey. This pie tastes yummy, and will feed up to eight hungry people.

Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

Rating: 4.41 stars
85
Use up that leftover brown rice and try something new for breakfast. Experiment with it to make it your own, you can try using any mixture of dried fruit instead of the blueberries.

Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Rating: 4.64 stars
1386
This is a wonderful-tasting egg salad sandwich that you will definitely devour. It's really good on rye.

Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Rating: 4.32 stars
98
Mashed potato cakes have been a staple in my southern family all throughout my childhood. I came up with this recipe when trying to put a new spin on an old favorite.

Basic Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.61 stars
575
This basic chicken salad is a family favorite. I like to use baked thighs or breasts that have been sprinkled with basil or rosemary.

Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Rating: 4.36 stars
1130
A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.

Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad

A chicken salad with avocado, ranch, and cashews. Goes best on a pretzel bun.

Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich

Rating: 4.68 stars
140
This is one of the more famous sandwiches straight out of the island of Cuba. This recipe came from my uncle who used to work at a restaurant in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and now works at a Cuban cafeteria here in Miami. This sandwich is best served with fried plantain chips and a cold mamey milkshake!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini Deluxe

"REALLY good. Easy meal to make ahead and freeze for a group, then just heat and serve with salad." – charlesforster13

Pork Fried Rice

"Made this with leftover pork chops as well as leftover rice. Doubled the recipe and it turned out delicious!" – Genelle

White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Rating: 4.41 stars
1825

A chicken and spinach lasagna with a creamy white cheese sauce. Great for any kind of pot luck. My kids love it.