10 Ways to Use Saturday Dinner Leftovers for an Easy Sunday Supper Slideshow
10 Ways to Use Saturday Dinner Leftovers for an Easy Sunday Supper
It’s Sunday afternoon. You go to the fridge. You open the fridge and sigh. You gaze upon the remains of the dinner from the night before and just can’t get excited about what you see. Upon the shelves sit containers of cold fish, dry rice, a few measly slices of a roast chicken, or maybe a meager portion of cooked vegetables. Do not despair, there’s a solution.
Take a look through these 10 ways to use Saturday dinner leftovers for an easy Sunday supper. You can either make the recipes provided of simply use them as guidelines to help you take the contents of your fridge and turn the contents of your Tupperware into something truly enjoyable.
Baked Spaghetti Recipe
If you have leftover pasta, that is excellent news! Turn it into baked pasta and you will not be disappointed. You can be as simple or as fancy as you want. Place your leftover pasta into an oiled baking dish, pour over some cream, sauce, and extra cheese and bake at 350 degrees F until bubbly and delicious.
Try this Baked Spaghetti Recipe if you need a bit of inspiration.
Broccoli Rabe Arancini With Marinara Sauce
Did you make too much risotto last night? Good, because arancini — deep fried balls of risotto — are utterly delicious. Mixed with eggs, some Parmigiano-Reggiano, coated with breadcrumbs, and sometimes even stuffed with cheese, these crispy and savory bites will have you making extra risotto every time.
Try this recipe for Broccoli Rabe Arancini with Marinara Sauce and feel free to use whatever risotto you have to hand.
Classic Baked Potato
If you find yourself with extra bits and bobs from the night before, a good old-fashioned baked potato is an easy and satisfying dinner to make. Simply bake your potato and top it with anything from roasted vegetables to braised meats and grilled fish. A dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of cheese, or even a fried egg will get dinner on the table in no time.
Try this Classic Baked Potato Recipe and top it with all the fixin’s.
Grilled Fish Tacos
Leftover fish can be a tricky thing to reinvent and use up. Why not make some fish tacos? With avocado, lime juice and maybe a radish or some shredded lettuce, you’ll hardly realize that you’re eating leftovers!
Try these delicious Grilled Fish Tacos with adobo chiles and fresh cilantro.
Homemade Pizza Dough
Pizza is a blank canvas when it comes to leftovers. If you enjoyed it the night before, chances are you’ll be happy eating it on top of a pizza, possibly covered in cheese.
Try this Homemade Pizza Dough recipe and discover a way to use leftovers that is fun as well as tasty.
Potato and Cheese Empanadas
Empanadas are a great way to use up leftovers; simply make a filling that you think is delicious and then wrap it in pastry, bake, and enjoy.
Try making these Potato and Cheese Empanadas or use the included dough recipe to make your own empanadas.
Potato and Chorizo Frittata
Like an omelette, a frittata is a classic egg dish that never goes out of style. Leftover starches like pasta or potatoes lend themselves very well to this kind of cooking. Frittatas are delicious hot or cold and every temperature in between, for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. It’s never a bad time for a slice.
Try this Potato and Chorizo Frittata and feel free to add whatever you think is most delicious.
Shrimp Fried Rice
Leftover rice can be a difficult thing to use up — no longer hot and fluffy, but rather a little dry and chewy. Luckily, fried rice is a dish that tastes best when made with leftover rice.
Try this Shrimp Fried Rice for a tasty dish that comes together in a flash.
Spring Onion Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is a great way to use up stale bread. Why not kill two birds with one stone and use up your savory dinner leftovers at the same time?
Try this Spring Onion Bread Pudding — it’s great as a side dish or even as a light supper.