8 Simple Ways to Use Leftovers Again

Using unusual leftovers? Bake stuffed avocados. Beans, maize, roasted potatoes, veggies, and shredded meat, chicken, or pork are great fillings. Tortilla chips complete meal.

Baked Stuffed Avocados 

Leftovers make burritos, burrito bowls, and tacos. Shell and leftovers make dinner. Black beans, bell peppers, cauliflower rice, ground beef, pulled pork, rice, and shredded chicken make great tacos and burritos. Salsa, guacamole.

Burritos, Burrito Bowls, and Tacos 

Don't call or order pizza. Make flatbread or pizza. Choose a grain-based crust or frozen cauliflower pizza dough. Top with cheese, leftover peppers, greens like kale or spinach, meat, mushrooms, and onions. 

Flatbread or Pizza 

Dinner with breakfast. Handmade frittatas and quiches are amazing because anything goes. Use eggs. Use leftover asparagus, bacon, kale, onions, peas, spinach, tomatoes, and turkey to make a frittata or quiche. 

Frittata or Quiche 

This dinner only needs one pan or skillet. Make a one-pan meal with leftovers. Protein, potatoes, roasted vegetables—anything! A fried egg and Melinda's Hot Sauce make the perfect leftover meal.


 Minestrone soup uses vegetable stock, leftover vegetables, beans, pasta, and your favorite legumes. Leftover vegetables flavor this bowl. Toast extra leftovers for crispy dipping. Croutons can top soup.

Minestrone Soup 

Stir-fry broccoli stems, cauliflower stalks, carrots, coriander roots, and radish leaves. Leftover beef, chicken, or fish rice. Chia, sesame, and your favorite stir-fry sauce provide crunch.


Tasteless fresh vegetables. Garlic, onion, herb, and fennel fronds. Collect veggie scraps. Use freezer-safe containers. Boil them for vegetarian broth. Soups, stews, and sauces employ vegetarian broth.

Vegetable Broth  

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