Everyday Leftovers Recipes

So many possibilities for leftovers - try fried rice, soup, pot pie, tetrazzini, quiche - with family-friendly recipes for everyday leftovers complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Incredibly Easy Chicken and Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 572
The richness of the condensed soups that comprise the creamy sauce for this simple dish will have folks thinking you made it from scratch.

Bubble 'n' Squeak

Rating: 4.5 stars 208
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.
By DOREENF

Brunch Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 301
Enchiladas filled with ham, vegetables and cheese and baked in a creamy egg batter.
By DBLUNCK

Chicken Chimichangas

Rating: 4.5 stars 271
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.
By Rebecca Swift

Turkey Pot Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 530
A perfect way to use up left over turkey. This pie tastes yummy, and will feed up to eight hungry people.
By Charlotte

Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

Rating: 4.5 stars 109
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: 4.5 stars 2029
Simple ingredients and quick prep makes the perfect egg salad for sandwiches!

Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 122
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.

Easy Fried Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 1547
This easy fried rice recipe is perfect to serve alongside any entrée.
By jostrander

Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad

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

Creamy White Chicken Chili with Salsa Verde

You will enjoy everything to do with this white chicken chili made with salsa verde. It tingles the nostrils, warms the tongue, and causes taste bud euphoria. Serve with sour cream and shredded pepper Jack cheese.
By lynn9980

Quick and Easy Pancit

Quick, Easy and delicious! Will remind you of Island Fiestas!
By Heather Maurer
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini Deluxe
Rating: Unrated 372
"REALLY good. Easy meal to make ahead and freeze for a group, then just heat and serve with salad." – charlesforster13
Pork Fried Rice
Rating: Unrated 289
"Made this with leftover pork chops as well as leftover rice. Doubled the recipe and it turned out delicious!" – Genelle
Fresh Asparagus and Chicken Casserole
Rating: 4 stars 241

Great in the spring when asparagus first comes in and you can get it fresh.