Don’t sentence yourself to rerun fatigue by microwaving your leftover chicken or turkey. Add some pizzazz the second time around and transform your classic roasted or baked poultry into comforting pot pies and soups or spicy chili and tacos.
Rotisserie Chicken Salad
Chicken Pot Pies
BBQ Chicken Tacos
Spicy Chicken Chili
Turkey Vegetable Soup
Turkey and Veggie Lasagna
Beef can take more forms than rare, medium, and well-done: We’re talking roasts, steaks, corned beef, and ground beef. It’s obvious that a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work with leftovers of this marvelous meat, so we’ve got ideas for beef in its myriad of forms: patty melts and pasta dishes for ground beef, hash for corned beef, salads for sliced roasts, and more. No matter how you slice it, these are leftovers you can really sink your teeth into.
Bistro Beef Salad
Portobello and Beef Patty Melt
Rigatoni with Beef and Eggplant Ragu
Corned Beef Hash
Bratwurst and Beer Soup
Dorothy Parker, the famous American novelist and screenwriter, once said, “Eternity is a ham and two people.” Given that the average grocery store ham weighs more than ten pounds, there is definitely some truth there. However, eternity with your leftover ham doesn’t have to be horrible. Make it heaven with fresh salads and savory casserole-style dishes that will leave you happy for days.
Deviled Ham Salad on Marbled Rye Bread
Ham and Chile-Cheddar Calzones
Ham and Swiss Rösti
Ham, Gruyère, and Spinach Bread Pudding
Don’t let your bread “loaf” about. Our fresh ideas will prevent stale menus and stale loaves all day long, from sweetly stuffed French toast at breakfast to dinner with our gooey mac and cheese. Whether you’ve got a couple of slices or a half baguette, you can put it to good use, no matter what the meal.
Basic Fried Croutons
Macaroni and Cheese with Buttery Crumbs
Stuffed French Toast
Chocolate-Chip Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce
Maybe on your last trip to the orchard or farmers’ market, you went overboard. No worries — if you still have an apple or two lying around after your pie-baking frenzy, try apple stuffing, salads, and muffins.
Curried Chicken with Apple Over Vermicelli
Roasted Beet, Apple, and Celery Salad
Apple-Cranberry Stuffed Pork Chops