What to do with leftover food: 160 amazing recipes

Figure out what to do with leftover food using this collection of # delicious recipes. Don’t waste your hard-earned cash by throwing away food. Make something new and yummy with them. You might just find a new family favorite!

Leftover Recipes

I hate throwing food away. It’s such a waste! But finding the perfect leftover recipes can be very tricky.

This is an ever-growing list of recipes that use up leftovers. Do your part to reduce food waste and find a new family favorite!

How to use this recipe collection

First, find the ingredient that you need to find leftover recipes for. We currently have leftover recipes for:

  • Meat
  • Dinners
  • Desserts
  • Dairy (coming soon)
  • Baking Ingredients (coming soon)

Once you’ve found the right ingredient, click on it to see what to do with the leftovers!

Each of these leftover food recipes will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How much of the leftovers you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

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What to do with leftover food

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Cooking With Leftovers

Don't let your food spoil. Check out these ideas for cooking with leftovers.

Leftover Meat

Don't spend all day smoking or baking your meats. Learn how to make them last longer with these leftover meat recipes.

Leftover Dinners

You've cooked an amazing dinner, but now you have extras. What are you going to make with the leftovers?

Leftover Desserts

Sometimes you have extra fillings or desserts. Transform them into something new!

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