Rethink the meaning of leftovers with Chowhound's creative tips and tricks to ensure you never throw out an old meal again.

13 Things to Do with BBQ Brisket Leftovers

Sitting on some extra brisket leftover from a Memorial Day Weekend feast? That's a darn good problem to have and we've got even better solutions for turning your leftover brisket into tasty new meals...

Leftover Gyro meat....creative uses?

by grandgourmand 11 years ago

I made some gyros yesterday, including homemade gyro meat. I've got a around 2 lbs left over, cooked. I could re-heat it, I guess. But is there any other way to use it? It's basically a cold me...

What To Do With Leftover Stuffed Pasta Filling?

by pancake 13 years ago

Is there anything I can do with this ricotta, mascarpone, parmesan, spinach, and egg mixture besides stuff more pasta dough?

Take home leftover unused groceries?

by Bopeep1 2 months ago

I offered to buy and take the needed groceries to my friend’s so we could have a hamburger cookout. I bought hamburger meat, one large onion, a small jar of pickles, a head of lettuce, four avocado...

What is an elaborate cooking project that will give me diverse meal elements for a week of eating?

by ali_eats 2 months ago

Hello, home cooks. I'm in Australia, where it is a) heading into winter, and b) we are locked down and currently eating every meal at home. I would absolutely love suggestions for what other me...

What to do with leftover cooked meats?

by zackly 3 months ago

I'm starting to accumulate leftover cooked meats in my fridge. This never used to happen until last month when my dog passed away. I have leftover cooked beef pork and chicken that I'd like to proc...

LEFTOVER Boiled Cabbage

by few 11 years ago

OK - so we had a great St Patty's Day dinner all the corned beef is gone (10#) I bought and cooked 2 heads of cabbage and cut it up into 8 wedges each - it looks like I have about a full head...

Uses for leftover strawberry cream cheese

by YumWatercress 9 years ago

I have some leftover strawberry cream cheese from the bagel shop. What should I do with it? Can I convert it into an icing? It seems a little thick. Would I put it in the food processor to whip...

Inside the Mother of All Food Rescues at the Super Bowl

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . Over the previous three days, she had directed a team of volunteers to collect about 35,000 pounds of food from the Hard Rock stadium in Miami. Leading up to the Super Bowl, volunteers had ...

Ideas for Leftover Shepherd's Pie?

by LookingBusy 6 months ago

This might end with simply reheating leftovers, but worth a shot to see if anyone has any creative ideas for leftover shepherd's pie. I made a huge batch a couple days ago. Trying to think of a d...

Suggestions for using leftover flavorless chuck roast

by WaxyK 6 months ago

I have almost a pound of cooked chuck roast leftover from making Andrea Nguyen's Beef Pho. The meat was simmered for 90 minutes, fully submerged in water so it's nearly flavorless and on the dry s...

How to reduce food waste this holiday season

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"This holiday season, avoid tossing food in the trash by taking these steps: • Try not to over prepare food; instead try to prepare “just enough.” • Encourage friends and family to take...

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

by gutreactions 8 months ago

Haven't had the main meal yet, but I am already thinking about the leftovers. How about a fresh turkey sandwich with Russian dressing, along with a side of stuffing? What's your favorite leftov...

Leftover stuffed mushrooms-how to use?

by bblonde 8 months ago

I recently had my daughter's christening catered and we were left with a lot of stuffed mushrooms. I love them, though I know they aren't everyone's favorite. This is becoming a trend because I m...

Firm up cooked polenta?

by annaesm 11 months ago

I have some polenta that my MIL made. I'm not sure what ratio of water to cornmeal she used, but it's quite soft when cold. I wanted to make this recipe, but I fear it's too soft and won't pan-fry ...

Leftover cherry sauce

by GretaGedgaudaite 11 months ago

Hi everyone, I just made some duck legs with cherry/red wine sauce which was delicious, and I still have leftover sauce, any ideas how to use it?

Leftover Cornish game hen meat - any "Go To!" low carb casseroles?

by CookingChemicalEngineer 1 year ago

Hi all - I made 10 Cornish game hens today and have about 3 pounds of leftover meat picked off the bones (half of which are in the instant pot becoming broth). I find myself in a carbolicious st...

Soup from leftover pork shoulder?

by smittys 9 years ago

Hi--I'm trying to figure out how to use a chunk of pork shoulder in my freezer. It's a chunk of bone with a bit of meat left on it. I originally roasted it with garlic, oregano and vinegar. I'd ...

What to make with leftover Corned Beef water?

by goodeatsgal 10 years ago

I made Corned Beef this week using Michael Ruhlman's pickling spice recipe. The meat came out very tasty, as did the leftover water in which I simmered the beef (although it was a bit salty). I h...

Why does cooked chicken smell bad after being refrigerated?

by Bidnezz 13 years ago

I cook chicken breast at home and then take the leftovers to work. I usually put it on a salad, and often when I open up the container to eat my lunch it smells almost sulphuric. I've noticed this ...