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.

Staff Picks

Incredibly Easy Chicken and Noodles

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461
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

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168
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

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247
Enchiladas filled with ham, vegetables and cheese and baked in a creamy egg batter.

Chicken Chimichangas

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201
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

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431
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

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84
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

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

Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

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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.

Fried Rice Restaurant Style

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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.

Leftover Ham -n- Potato Casserole

Rating: Unrated
354
An easy cheesy dish that uses up that Christmas or Easter ham! My family looks forward to this one!

Day Before Pay Day Fried Rice

Rating: Unrated
116
This fried rice uses leftover vegetables and meat--a great way to use leftovers for a dish that can be ready in about 30 minutes. It tastes so good that my son and husband fought over the last helping!

Garbage Soup

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19
This soup is made with leftover veggies. My kids call it garbage soup because it would have been garbage if we hadn't made soup! Throw in any type vegetables you have in your fridge to add some flavor.

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

Chicken a la King I

Rating: Unrated
434

Easy and elegant chicken dish. It's a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey. Green pepper and red pimientos make this a pretty dish to serve at Christmas or anytime. Serve over cooked rice, toast, or noodles. Can be made ahead and reheated.