Leftovers Recipes

Badger Soup

Badger Soup

A delicious take on Ribollita, a hearty Tuscan stew. This is a great way of using up veg, and you can even throw in a handful of stale bread at the end of cooking if you like, or simply serve with bread.

Bubble & Squeak Rosti

Bubble & Squeak Rosti

Bubble and Squeak is a classic leftover recipe for greens, but making it rösti-style and adding some mature Cheddar adds a new dimension to this favourite.

Erika's Eggy Bread

Erika's Eggy Bread

Every day in the UK, we throw away seven million slices of bread –yes really! Here are some things you can make instead of throwing out your stale bread.

Fair Trade Banana and Chocolate Bread

Fair Trade Banana and Chocolate Bread

A great way to use up those overripe bananas. This recipe is great for afternoon teas.

Leftover Turkey Curry Soup

Leftover Turkey Curry Soup

This soup is quite possibly the definition of comfort food! It works with either turkey or chicken leftovers and is the perfect thing on a cold wintry day.

Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad

A quick to prepare recipe which is both nourishing and tasty. this is a versatile salad to which you can add leftovers and tweak to your personal taste. A great packed lunch alternative to a sandwich.

Lunchtime Pasta

Lunchtime Pasta

A simple little recipe that you can change as much as you like depending on whats in your fridge. This works great with leftover pasta but makes it look like a completey new meal.

Make the most of your roast pie

Make the most of your roast pie

Don't know what to do with that leftover meat and veg after the Sunday roast blow out?

Most of us enjoy a roast dinner, but sometimes lack the enthusiasm to do anything much with the leftovers - here's some ideas.

Olly's Mushy Banana Pancakes

Olly's Mushy Banana Pancakes

A great way of using up bananas that are over ripe.

Panzanella

Panzanella

This is a classic Italian way of using up stale bread - if you only have a sliced loaf (including crusts), don't worry - dry it out overnight and use it up. You can follow the classic version, but don't be afraid of adding other vegetables, meat, fish or cheeses that need to be used up.

Papa Al Pomodoro

Papa Al Pomodoro

This deeply satisfying classic soup is an excellent way of using up a glut of tomatoes and any stale bread. A thick soup, no doubt designed to make tomato soup substantial enough to eat as a main course, it is often made entirely with canned tomatoes, but better if you include some sun-ripened fresh ones.

Parsnip Bread

Parsnip Bread

For a deliciously moist sticky indulgent loaf (which is also good for you!), mash your leftover parsnips thoroughly and follow the instructions below.

Saskia's All in one Dinner

Saskia's All in one Dinner

Saskia lives in Portslade, grows her own veg and encourages others to do the same. Here she shares her favourite leftover recipe. Before you start have a rummage in your fridge and pull out all your leftovers.

Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla

Tortilla or Spanish omelette is a great way to use up leftovers – add in leftover or frozen vegetables, meat, prawns or smoked fish. You can even add leftover cous cous or rice to bulk it out. It can be eaten hot or cold.

Stuffed Mexican Quesadillas

Stuffed Mexican Quesadillas

Whenever she misses her native Los Angeles, Vera whips up this dish for a taste of home. Called Quesadillas (ke-sa-dee-yas), these tortillas can be stuffed with things like leftover veg, beans, meat - and don't forget the cheese! See what needs using up and get creative.

Toasted - not wasted pumpkin seeds

Toasted - not wasted pumpkin seeds

This is a great way to use up the seeds inside a pumpkin or squash. They're a tasty, nutritious snack, and a great way to reduce food waste going to landfill.

Tomato, Chilli and Garlic Pasta Sauce

Tomato, Chilli and Garlic Pasta Sauce

This is a simple, 30-minute pasta sauce that tastes like a restaurant creation and is an easy way to jazz up your pasta leftovers.

Use it up pesto

Use it up pesto

This is a classic example of substituting what you've got for a thrifty and fab alternative. Substituting the classic pesto ingredients of basil, pine nuts and parmesan for left-over bagged salad leaves.

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Here's something tasty to make at the end of the week with those unused vegetables lurking at the bottom of the fridge.