Delicious and Easy Leftover Recipes

Don’t know what to do with leftover food from your Christmas and New Year’s Eve Celebrations? No problem! There are a lot of delicious and easy leftover recipes you can try at home that your family and friends will surely find incredibly delectable! This is what I simply do when there are leftovers from our family’s celebrations. I have tried them and they are all tasty and delicious and gone in an instant!

leftover recipes

For leftover chicken, just chop or cut up your chicken into strips, add some minced onions, parsley, mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste and simply mix and viola! Instant chunky chicken spread. Toast slices of wheat bread and spread your chicken mayonnaise for a tasty, crunchy toasted sandwich with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber slices! Enjoy a healthy snack or make it a double-decker and it’s a full meal.

Leftover holiday ham can easily be transformed into baked potatoes and ham casserole. Chop ham and set aside, boil one kilo unpeeled medium-sized potatoes and ¼ kilo carrots. Cut potatoes into quarters and carrots into ½ inch squares and add a pinch each of dried thyme and marjoram, add one can drained whole mushrooms, salt and pepper to taste, mix together. Place in oven-proof dish and top with breadcrumbs mixed with leftover grated cheese and bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Scrumptiously hot and cheesy you can simply pair it with your favorite garlic bread and have a hearty meal.

Even leftover bread can be made into a delicious and healthy dessert! Simply cut up your old bread and place it in a deep mixing bowl. Add milk, slightly beaten eggs, raisins, sugar, chopped peanuts or walnuts and a dash of vanilla. Mix thoroughly and place into a baking dish. Sprinkle some granulated sugar and place knobs of butter on top. Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for about 35 to 45 minutes. Instant bread pudding! Children and grownups will surely enjoy and crave for more of this dessert paired with hot chocolate or coffee!

If you try these simple recipes, I assure you, you will not waste any leftover food from Christmas or New Year’s Eve again! What more, these recipes are easy to follow and nutritiously delicious, even the pickiest of eaters are sure to enjoy having a bite or two not knowing these meals are made from leftovers!